Managing care for a loved one or senior who requires daily assistance can be exhausting, especially if you are attempting to organize care by yourself. Lotsa Helping Hands connects you to a local community and provides tools that can help you organize the care of a loved one or senior. LHH helps you to maintain a calendar to track appointments and important events, and even offers support and experience from other caregivers in similar situations. You can get started quickly and easily for no cost at all.
Seniors often find it difficult or are unable to meet the many needs they have by themselves. Often seniors neglect their care for health, increasing the risk for serious problems. Family and friends may try to help, but it can be hard for busy family members to manage everything. This type of minimal support often increases the difficulty of organizing care and managing every need, adding to the stress for seniors and their caregivers.
Senior and caregivers alike experience isolation in this scenario, causing troublesome issues for all parties. When access to important resources is limited, those offering help are not properly equipped to determine the best way to manage care. Lack of organization increases the odds that some needs will not be addressed. When gaps in care appear, seniors often become nervous, worrying that their needs won’t be met, and this anxiety can result in resentful behavior that inhibits the hard work of caregivers and loved ones.
Many Hands Make Light Work
Lotsa Helping Hands answers these concerns with the creation of a community for seniors and caregivers that prevents isolation through connections to members and useful resources that can help. The tools and relationships instigated by LHH can immediately alleviate the frustration and lack of support so often go along with caring for a loved one.
Lotsa Helping Hand is simple to use and provides tools that will help you organize including:
Calendars: The LHH Calendar is perhaps the most useful feature of the program. You can share your calendar with family and friends to facilitate easier scheduling of meals, medical appointments, home repairs, and other activities for which your senior might need assistance. Reminders and support from members prevent forgotten appointments or meals, and can also connect you to volunteers who can prevent gaps in care.
Well Wishes: Studies show that connection with the community and the development of new relationship improves optimism and minimizes stress for seniors and caregivers. Lotsa Helping Hands brings other caregivers and volunteers together who can provide valuable perspective and encourage you cultivate a positive attitude.
Caregiver Message Boards: No single person can give all the answers, so tip sharing and method comparison with other caregivers can be an important and useful resource. Experienced caregivers can offer advice and insight about difficult situations and keep you on track to prevent gaps in your loved one’s care.
Volunteer Community: Lotsa Helping Hands connects you to a team of community volunteers who will help you arrange rides to appointments, provide meals, or even just check in for a friendly visit. Volunteers can help out when a primary caregiver isn’t available, making it possible for your loved one to interact with more new friends. Seniors also feel more secure, knowing that their needs will be met. As a result, they are often more cheerful and often more cooperative.
Photo Gallery: Share photos of a loved one or senior with family and friends, take a picture to commemorate a special event, or share progress you are making with your loved one with other caregivers. The easy to use gallery allows you share with those you wish.
Perhaps you’re thinking, “Gosh, with all these features, this must be a very difficult service to use.” But it’s really very easy! You can create a community and begin listing important events on your calendar in just sixty seconds. There is no cost for the service – you can use as many or as few of the tools provided as suits your situation. You will not receive annoying emails, text messages, or calls, and you can instantly connect to the volunteer and caregiver networks.
Start now by visiting Lotsa Helping Hands and click on Create a Community. Simple steps will have you on your way to better care management and minimized stress for you and your loved one before you know it.