Nursing homes are a great way to ensure quality of life, comfort and give you peace of mind that you’ll be looked after, but many Australians would prefer to live independently for as long as they can.
If you are one of these fiercely independent Australians, then you will love our top tips to help you stay independent in the comfort of your own home.
Table of Contents
- Ask Your Local Pharmacist about Webster Packing Services
- Register for Online Banking and Obtain a Credit Card
- Shop for Your Groceries Online
- Download and Register for the Airtasker App
- Shop for Mobility Aids to Maintain Your Mobility and Independence
Tip 1: Ask Your Local Pharmacist about Webster Packing Services
If you currently take multiple medications, it can be difficult to keep track of which ones you have taken, which can result in either missed doses, or overdoses.
Fortunately, many Pharmacies throughout Australia offer Webster Packing Services, and some even Home Delivery Services, where your medications can be packed into blister packs based on the day and time of the week, which will help improve medication adherence and reduce adverse effects.
Tip 2: Register for Online Banking and Obtain a Credit Card
Long gone are the days where cash is the only method of payment. Now you have so many options available such as BPAY, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Paypal and much more. Conveniently pay your bills and shop online conveniently from the comfort of your home.
If you are new to online banking then we highly recommend you take the new course released by eSafety Commissioner designed to make online banking safer and more easily accessible for older Australians.
Tip 3: Shop for Your Groceries Online
If you have difficulty with your mobility, then doing your groceries can be quite burdensome, especially if you have to pay to catch a taxi each time or if you use a rollator and can only carry so much items.
Fortunately, many innovative companies such as ‘Woolworth’ have embraced the digital revolution, and you can now have your groceries delivered right to your doorsteps.
Tip 4: Download and Register for the Airtasker App
If you live in your own home, chances are there will be a lot of chores to do such as mowing the lawns, cleaning the house, and installing various fixtures.
Fortunately, you can get help with any tasks that are too difficult for you to do, or you simply don’t want to do them, with Airtasker. Simply post a task online, and you’ll be flooded with people in your neighbourhood that are keep on earning a bit of extra cash.
Tip 5: Shop for Mobility Aids to Maintain Your Mobility and Independence
One of the main reasons Australians are admitted into nursing home is because loved ones worry that about their safety and wellbeing.
Mobility aids equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, Cutlery Products, Raised Toilet Seats, Grab Bars, Stand Up Aids, Bedside Commodes and Shower Commodes are a great way to help improve safety around the home and reduce the likelihood of falls.
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