The Seniors who are searching for new and customized ways to make aging in place more comfortable are finding solutions for the rest of us, too. For Seniors, the disabled, or even for the super busy such as single moms or young families, these 10 task management solutions can make life at home easier, safer, and just plain possible. Whether these solutions were created for busy executives, single moms, or sensational Seniors, they may help you, too. Take a look!
Manage the Tasks of Life
One thing that sends people to assisted living too early is the inability to take care of daily tasks.
And though many on-demand services like Uber were developed with the time-starved working person in mind, they also can solve a wide range of challenges associated with aging in place.
In addition, they ease up on caregivers’ more mundane responsibilities and free them to deal with bigger issues of those they care for.
Here are 10 service categories that can help to manage some of the tasks of daily life. Keep in mind that not all the companies operate nationwide, so check each site to see if your city is in the service area.
- Caregiving and health.
IntelyCare (https://intelycare.com) operates in Boston and specializes in back-up care that gives family caregivers a break.
Amwell (https://amwell.com) connects you to doctors for video consultations.
- Groceries and food:
The Hills (http://thehillsmarket.com/delivery/) Instacart (https://www.instacart.com) and Shipt (https://www.shipt.com/about) shop for you and deliver groceries to your doorstep. If you want to order food “to go” from a restaurant that doesn’t have delivery service, consider GrubHub (https://www.grubhub.com/).
LaundryCare (https://www.laundrycare.biz/locations/columbus/), a laundry service that picks up dirty clothes and returns them cleaned.
- Car care.
Urgent.ly (http://urgent.ly/where-it-works) provides roadside assistance –tows, tire changes, and jump starts. Your Mechanic (https://www.yourmechanic.com) brings mechanics to your house to fix your car.
Order alcohol online via SendLiquor (http://sendliquor.com/).
- Lawn care and snow removal.
Plowz & Mowz (http://plowzandmowz.com) takes care of mowing and snow plowing.
- Errands and tasks.
No matter the chore or errand, there’s probably a service to help you get it done. See Taskrabbit (https://www.taskrabbit.com).