Depending on your loved one’s health, she may find it difficult to get to the grocery store regularly. Even if she’s physically able to go, however, it might be more than she wants to deal with emotionally speaking. Regardless, there are solutions to consider.
Add Her List to Yours
One solution that might be workable for you is to add your parent’s grocery items to your own list. Then, when you’re at the grocery store yourself, you can simply do your shopping and hers at the same time. If you have a large list of your own, however, you might find that this gets overwhelming quickly. Splitting the list up might not work, either, so it could be time to try another solution.
Ask Other Family Members to Pitch In
Another possibility can be to divide and conquer your elderly parent’s grocery list. This can especially be helpful if your other family members live in the same area. Split the list up and give a different piece to different family members. Then they can each drop off the items with your senior. The downside to this, however, can be that other family members may have something come up and you’ll be out a few of those items.
Hire Home Care Providers
You might not think about hiring home care providers to help your parent with grocery shopping, but it can be an ideal solution. Either you can make a list for the person who is helping you or your senior may want to go with her. Sometimes having a neutral person to run errands with can help your loved one to feel more confident at the grocery store.
Look for Grocery Store Alternatives
Consider finding out if the grocery stores in your area offer online grocery shopping. Often if they do, they deliver as well. Even if the grocery stores in your area don’t offer this feature, your parent may be able to get pantry items or even cold items from online sources that ship to her area.
Finding the exact solution for your loved one that works the best might take some trial and error on your part. You might also find that a combination of solutions helps her the most.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME CARE IN SUMMERLIN, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.