Are you finding it hard to free up enough time to help your mom run her errands? Are you constantly having to take a day off when she has appointments? If so, it’s time to look at how a professional caregiver assists your mom with errands and appointments.
Her caregiver handles the driving, so you don’t have to worry about your mom’s driving ability as her vision worsens. Your mom has arthritis and can’t turn to check her blind spots. Since her caregiver drives, your mom is safe and not putting herself at risk by attempting to get to the store.
Help Choosing Items
Your mom has to avoid items with added sugar, too much sodium, or specific ingredients. She may have difficulty reading the fine print, but her caregiver can read labels for her. If your mom needs help with pricing, she has someone to help.
Assistance at the Checkout
Your mom has a hard time paying at the register. Her caregiver can count money or help her run her card in the reader.
Help Carrying in Groceries
Your mom can’t carry heavy bags. Her caregiver can carry groceries for her. Your mom has someone else to load groceries and purchases into the car. Once they’re home, the caregiver can bring all the bags and boxes into the house and put everything away.
Reminders When an Appointment Is Coming Up
When your mom has an appointment, her senior home care aide reminds her. Her caregiver makes sure she has a ride available, whether you or the caregiver. Your mom’s caregiver ensures she’s ready on time on the day of the appointment.
Your mom’s caregiver can also keep track of medication refills. If your mom needs to see her doctor before another refill is issued, her caregiver can make sure the appointment is scheduled.
Keeps Her Company While Waiting
Sitting in a waiting room when you’re already nervous is stressful. Your mom’s senior home care aide can drive her to the doctor’s, dentist’s, or specialist’s office and walk her into registration.
Her caregiver is there if she needs someone to sit in the exam room. She’ll have someone to keep track of recommendations and any changes to prescriptions. Her caregiver can relay information to you.
Schedule Services for Your Mom
Senior home care is essential when your mom has difficulty carrying shopping bags and boxes, paying at a register, or driving to businesses. It’s necessary if it’s time for her to hand over her keys. It’s also handy if she has difficulty remembering when appointments are coming up. Call a home care specialist to schedule services today.