Caring for a loved one who needs assistance daily can be exhausting, especially if you’re trying to manage their care alone. Lotsa Helping Hands connects you to a local community and provides tools to help you manage the care of your senior or loved one. LHH can help you create a calendar to track appointments and important events, and even offers the support and experience of other caregivers that share similar concerns. You can get involved immediately at no cost at all.
Seniors have many needs, and often they have difficulty or an inability to meet all those needs themselves. The result is that seniors either forgo caring for their health – putting themselves at risk for serious problems, or family and friends try to help them. This limited support often makes it hard to manage care and organize all the things that need to be done, creating stress for both seniors and their caregivers.
The isolation that seniors and caregivers may face in this situation creates troublesome issues for all parties involved. Limited access to important resources makes it hard for those offering help to determine the best way to manage care, making it more likely that some needs will be overlooked. When gaps in care occur, seniors begin to worry that their needs will not be met. The fear that care will not be available often contributes to anxious and resentful behavior which further inhibits caregivers and loved ones.
Many Hands Make Light Work
Lotsa Helping Hands has created a community for seniors and caregivers that eliminates isolation and connects members to useful resources that make a difference. The tools and relationships provided by LHH are the perfect remedy to the frustration and isolation so often associated with caring for a loved one.
Lotsa Helping Hand is easy to use and is packed with tools that will help you get organized:
Calendars: The LHH Calendar may be one of the most useful features offered by the service. Share your calendar with family and friends to schedule meals, doctor appointments, home repairs, or any other event that might require your senior to have assistance. Reminders and member support make it so that no appointments or meals will be forgotten, and they can even help you connect with volunteers who can prevent gaps in care.
Well Wishes: Studies consistently show that connection with others improves outlook and decreases stress for both seniors and caregivers. Lotsa Helping Hands brings you together with other caregivers and volunteers who can give valuable perspective and help you maintain a positive attitude.
Caregiver Message Boards: No one person has all the answers, and the value of being able to share tips and methods with other caregivers is immense. Fellow caregivers can help you manage difficult situations and keep you on track so that there are no gaps in your loved one’s care.
Volunteer Community: Lotsa Helping Hands connects you with a team of local volunteers who can help with rides to appointments, meals, or even just a friendly visit. Not only do volunteers help to fill in when caregivers can’t be available, but they make it possible for your loved one to see more friendly faces. Furthermore, seniors feel more secure that their needs will be met, making them more cheerful and often easier to manage.
Photo Gallery: Share photos of your loved one with family and friends, take a picture of a milestone, or show the progress you are making during treatment to other caregivers. The gallery is easy to use and share with those you wish.
You may be thinking, “Wow, with all these features, this must be a difficult service to use.” But it is very simple! You can create a community and begin listing calendar events in as little as sixty seconds. The service is offered at no cost to you, and you can take advantage of as many or as few of the tools they provide as you need. You will not receive annoying emails or text messages, but you can connect instantly to the volunteer and caregiver networks.
So get started by visiting Lotsa Helping Hands and Create a Community. You will be walked through some simple steps and before you know it, you’ll be on the path to better care management and less stress for you and your loved one.