While normal tasks may have been easy for you, they may be getting to be a bit much. With the proper help behind you, your errands can be done by someone who cares. Their help is able to provide you with the groceries, medications, home items, mail sent or other errands you need to have taken care of. This puts less pressure on you, and allows you to feel more comfortable while accomplishing things that need to be done.
Using these resources, you’re able to outsource your errands to those you can trust.
Asking friends and family members to help with your errands may feel like a big question. You may feel like you’re burdening them, but they are family and are there for you. If you feel you shouldn’t be running the errands any longer, they should understand. By asking them to do these small tasks for you, you can focus on being more independent inside the house, rather than outside.
Local Government Agencies
Local government agencies provide tools and resources for senior citizens to use. While you can receive transportation to stores, so you’re able to do your own shopping; they also provide free local services for picking up groceries, dry cleaning, mailing out bills and an assortment of other services. Speaking with your local state or city offices would be the first step to using these services. Some of the more specific agencies include CARE, Senior Centers and Aging Departments.
Home Health Aides
Home health aides are generally covered by most insurance companies, but can also be paid for out of pocket. With the help of an aide, you’re able to get much more than your errands done. You will find a friend in them, have them do house chores that were once easy to do and have them run all of the errands that you need to have done. They are also friendly, and knowledgeable when it comes to the care that you need to have done.
Put an Ad Up
While this is an option, it is the last option to use. Background checks and knowing more about the person is essential before trusting them with your money, your errands and in your home. Before placing the ad, ask around to find out if someone you know has someone who could help run your errands for you. This can eliminate the dangers of hiring a stranger. This option can be good to find an independent home health aide to work for you, which costs a bit less than going through the agency.
Task Rabbit is a website that allows you to post your small jobs (such as cleaning your house) and your errands (such as picking up your dry cleaning) and hire “taskers” to do them for you.
All “taskers” are vetted and interviewed by Task Rabbit, assuring your safety.
Once you’ve found someone to outsource your errands too, you can rest easy knowing the jobs are getting done. With their help behind you, house work and other chores around the home can be done with ease. You can stay safe inside the home, if properly safety proofed, and never have to go out into the world again, if you choose not to. Friends and family are standing by to do the jobs that you have, and let you know they are there and that they care.