Many carents help out with shopping for weekly groceries and toiletries alongside less frequent purchases like clothing, footwear, underwear, gifts etc.
You might find that the usual shops or retailers cannot meet the specific needs of your parent. For example, some older people need specialist clothing, underwear or footwear to accommodate medical problems like lymphoedema or swollen feet. Or, some parents might prefer to have ready-made meals delivered to their home rather than having to cook for themselves. If this is the case, we aim to help by putting you in touch with professional and reliable experts who can help with specialist supplies.
Most older people want to live in their own home, but running a home (with all the regular activities like cleaning, laundry, refuse, gardening and maintenance) can be difficult if they become unwell. Planning for these activities can help you to make the most appropriate arrangements to suit everyone involved. Don’t forget other responsibilities like repairing, replacing and servicing essential items such as boilers.