From Home Helpers - Hinsdale
10 Ways Home Helpers Caregivers Can Make Your Season Bright
It’s at about this time of year, when the days grow shorter and shorter, that our to-do lists grow longer and longer. For older adults, fulfilling the tasks on those lists – from holiday shopping to getting the house ready for visitors – can be tough.
Home Helpers Home Care can make it easier. Whether help is needed for a single afternoon or throughout the coming months, our trained, compassionate caregivers are prepared to be the extra pair of hands you or your loved one might need.
Here are just a few of the many ways Home Helpers caregivers can make the season warmer, brighter and easier.
1. Good Food Made Easy
Home Helpers has teamed up with Casey’s Market in Western Springs to offer a full menu of hearty, feel-good foods. Kate’s Comfort Food is made fresh, then packaged and frozen for easy preparation. Just heat and serve.
Home Helpers delivers Kate’s Comfort Food to the customer’s door every Tuesday and Friday. Check out the menu HERE and then call for delivery.
2. Sous Chef, at Your Service
Grandma used to do all of the cooking for the family holiday. But she’s no longer able to spend hours in the kitchen. That doesn’t mean the family can’t enjoy her famous cookies or sweet potato casserole this year.
A Home Helpers caregiver can assist with meal preparation, from planning the grocery list to preparing a favorite dish for Christmas dinner.
3. Hey Lady, Need a Ride?
Many seniors who feel comfortable driving through the spring, summer and fall would rather not navigate the icy roads that come with winter. All Home Helpers caregivers are licensed drivers with working cars, available to take you or your loved one wherever you need to go.
Our caregivers don’t just drop you at the door. They’ll also offer you assistance in traversing icy sidewalks, parking lots and stairs, making sure you arrive safely at your destination.
It’s time for flannel sheets and warm pajamas. Let a Home Helpers caregiver prepare you and your home for winter by changing bedding, putting away summer clothing and restocking your closet with cold-weather gear.
5. Company’s a-comin’
In the months between visits, everyone’s guest room seems to fill up with clutter. Prepare for your holiday visitors by calling on Home Helpers to get your home ready. Our caregivers can help to clean out a closet, sort through stuff that’s cluttering up a room, and even clean the guest quarters in preparation for visitors.
6. Deck the Halls
Our caregivers are part elf this time of year. We won’t be climbing any ladders or placing Santa on the roof, but our caregivers can help make your house festive for the holidays. Let us help you get those ornaments out of storage and onto your tree or mantle.
7. Mall Madness
Shopping can be a chore for older adults, but many don’t want to settle for putting gift cards under the tree. Let a Home Helpers caregiver accompany you or your loved one. Shopping is always more fun with a friend, and even if your shopping list is short, just getting out amongst the holiday decorations and mall Santas can provide a dose of holiday spirit.
8. It’s a Wrap
Arthritis and age can make scissors, tape and ribbon difficult to maneuver. No problem for your Home Helpers caregiver. She can turn your boxes into gifts you’re proud to give.
9. Season’s Greetings
Many older adults enjoy sending greeting cards this time of year, but poor eyesight and stiff hands can make addressing those envelopes difficult. Home Helpers caregivers can help.
10. A Friendly Face
As busy as they are for some, holidays can be a lonely time. Companion caregivers are available to sit and chat, help with a jigsaw puzzle, play cards, or to just spend time with you or your loved one. We’re there to do whatever we can to make your holidays brighter, the season warmer and your life easier.
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