Someone once shared with us that their grandmother once told them that the most difficult thing to do as she aged was to remove sheets from her bed and put them back on but that she was too embarrassed to ask for assistance on a simple task like that. As adults we become conditioned varying degrees of independence. It must be incredibly difficult to feel a decline in the things one can manage for themselves.
Support for errands and homemaking can be temporary, such as someone requiring help while they heal post-surgery; or you might find the need for assistance in the home more-long term. Either way, VIP America is able to refer professional caregivers who understand how important, fresh sheets and clean floors can be to a senior’s quality of life!
If you’re worried about how well Mom or Dad can navigate the grocery store on their own or maybe you prefer for them to stay home, where they risks of exposure to contagious disease is less, then professional aides can shop on your parent’s behalf.
Homemaking and Errand assistance can include:
- General Tidying and putting items away
- Washing/Folding Laundry
- Wiping down commonly used surfaces such as the kitchen or bathroom
- Making the bed
- Grocery Shopping
- Trips to the salon or other personal care appointments