Old age can make a lot of things physically difficult to accomplish for many individuals. Even those that people have been doing most of the time in the past can already be a struggle for seniors. They may need the Companionship of their family members to finish tasks.
One of these activities is grocery shopping. Your senior family members need food and other stuff at home. However, with their mobility issues, your aging loved ones may be unable to go to the store and buy their groceries as easily as before. They may ask you or other family members to do the grocery shopping for them. They might even think of having Home Care in Florida for assistance.
If you will be buying their groceries, here are things that you should remember and do before, during, and after such task:
- Before: Check the shopping list.
Ask your aging parents to list down what they need. You can assist them in checking which supplies or items are about to run out. You can also assist them in figuring out the budget for the entire groceries.
Once they hand the list to you, go over it. Try to double check if there are things missing from the list and add them accordingly. It will be best to go over the entire list with your loved ones before you go.
- During: Only buy the items on the list.
You have to remember that your loved ones made the list with their budget in mind. Only buy the ones listed. Make sure to buy things according to priority. For instance, you may need to prioritize food items over house cleaning products. If you wish to, you can purchase additional items using your own money as your gift to them.
- After: Help them arrange the groceries.
Once you get home from grocery shopping, do not just leave the groceries on the kitchen counter. As much as possible, help your parents get the items out of the bags and put them in the right storage areas. Do not forget to clean up afterward.
L’Elite Homemaker & Companion Services, Inc. is aware how grocery shopping is a daily life necessity. We also understand that your senior loved ones can have a hard time doing it because of their physical limitations. We offer Companionship and Homemaking in Bonita Springs, Florida to provide you or your loved ones support in daily life. To schedule an assessment, please call us at 239-444-3114.