The job of a caregiver is rewarding, but it’s also time consuming. Caregivers often juggle their own lives with their loved one’s needs. Many work, have children, and are married. On top of that, they also have their own interests they would like to attend to, like hobbies and friends. There’s scarcely enough time in a day to get everything done. Caregivers need to use every time-saving technique at their disposal. With Shop Online for Groceries Day coming up on August 11th, if you haven’t tried buying groceries online yet, you might want to take this opportunity to give it a try. If saving time isn’t enough of a reason for you to try grocery shopping online, here are five more reasons caregivers should buy groceries online.
#1 Avoid the Frustration of Shopping
Grocery stores can be crowded. It can be hard to maneuver a loaded cart around others in the aisle, and sometimes people just don’t move as quickly as you’d like them to. On top of that, sometimes it’s difficult to find the items you need so that you spend even more time wandering up and down the aisles searching out that one elusive ingredient.
#2 Grocery Shop with Your Loved One
Sometimes it’s really hard to bring the person you are a family caregiver for with you to the store. If they have mobility issues, getting through the store can be difficult. However, many people prefer to choose their own grocery items. When you shop online, your loved one can sit with you as you select items. Doing so can help the person to feel more independent and ensure that they will be happy with the grocery items.
#3 No Transportation Costs
When you order groceries online, you save the cost and time it takes to travel to and from the store. Groceries can be delivered to the door, so there’s no need for you to fight traffic and pay for the gas to get to the store.
#4 Shop Any Time
When you grocery shop online, the store is never closed. That means you can grocery shop early in the morning before you head off to work or late at night after everyone else has gone to bed. You can even grocery shop while you’re doing something else, like watching television or listening to music.
#5 Pick Up or Delivery
Depending on where you shop, you may have the option to have groceries delivered right to the door or you can arrange to pick them up at the store. Most grocery stores give you a one or two-hour window during which groceries will be delivered or when you can pick them up.
Online grocery shopping might not be for everyone, but you won’t know until you try it! As a caregiver, shopping online can save you time, frustration, and allow you to shop with your loved one even if they are no longer able to come to the store with you.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering caregivers in Marlton, NJ, please contact the caring staff at TLC Home Care Services today. Call (856) 234-8700 for more information.
Kelly C. McCabe is a founding partner and co-owner of TLC HomeCare Services.She and her business partner,Patti Maltese founded TLC HomeCare Services in March of 2009.In addition to management, marketing and sales, staffing and recruiting, Kelly holds her New Jersey producer’s license in Health and Life insurance and is also a New Jersey Certified Home Health Aide.Kelly is the proud mother of two daughters and is a resident of Moorestown, NJ.