You work 40 hours a week or more. You have children who need rides to extracurricular activities. Your weekends are spent shopping for your mom or dad. You’re tired of having no time to relax.
Shopping for groceries is a time-consuming task, but there are ways to make it easier. If your parent no longer drives, there are alternatives that help you free up some time.
Sign Up for Meal Kits.
Companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh eliminate the need to go to a store for ingredients. Pick the meals your parents would prefer, subscribe to the right plan for their needs, and once a week, the ingredients are sent to their home in a refrigerated shipping container.
Save money on these meal kits using introductory offers. When you’ve used one, cancel or put your account on a hiatus and try another company. Eventually, you’ll find the best company for your parent’s needs, and you’ll save money while trying different companies out.
Amazon, Whole Foods, and other online retailers are getting into grocery deliveries. Order what your mom or dad needs on the website, pay, and let the retailer take care of the rest. They pack and ship the groceries to your parent’s address.
Companies like Instacart and Shipt hire local people to shop and deliver groceries to others in the area. That may be a better idea if you don’t want to trust in UPS, FedEx or the USPS to get groceries to an address without anything spoiling. You will pay the shopper a fee for their service.
Look for Stores With Delivery or Pick-Up Services.
Some grocery stores offer to-go service. You shop on the store’s website and select when you want to pick up the groceries. A store employee does the shopping for you. When you arrive, you stay in your car and the groceries are brought to you. In some locations, stores offer delivery service and transport the groceries to the address you choose.
Hire Home Care Services.
Caregivers offer a range of services to help the elderly. One of those services involves transportation. Have a caregiver drive your parent to and from local stores. The caregiver helps your mom or dad shop for groceries, put them into the car, go home, and put the groceries away. Caregivers can also help cook meals and complete light housekeeping.
These are just a few of the many benefits home care services cover. Learn more by calling a home care agency.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Cary, NC or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at HomeChoice Home Care Services. Call today (919) 847-5622