Caring for a loved one who requires daily assistance can be exhausting, particularly if you are trying to manage their care by yourself. Lotsa Helping Hands connects you to a local group that provides tools that can help you manage the care of a loved one or senior. LHH helps you to create a calendar that can track appointments and important events, and even provides support and experience from other caregivers with similar concerns. And you can get involved quickly and easily for no cost at all.
Seniors often have trouble or the inability to meet their various needs by themselves. Unfortunately, many seniors may neglect their health, putting themselves at risk for serious problems. Family and friends often try to help them, but it can be difficult for busy family members to do everything. This type of minimal support often makes it difficult to manage care and organize everything that needs to be done, multiplying stress for seniors and their caregivers.
This situation can be isolating for senior and caregivers alike, giving rise to troublesome issues for all parties. Often access to important resources is limited, and those offering help may have trouble determining the best way to manage care. A lack of organization increases the chances that some needs will be overlooked. When these gaps in care occur, seniors often become anxious, worrying that their needs will not be met. This anxiety in turn can result in resentful behavior which discourages and inhibits the efforts of caregivers and loved ones.
Many Hands Make Light Work
Lotsa Helping Hands answered these concerns by creating a community for seniors and caregivers that eliminates isolation by connecting members to useful resources that can make an impact. The tools and relationships provided by LHH immediately address the frustration and lack of support that are so often symptoms of caring for a loved one.
Lotsa Helping Hand is easy to use and is equipped with tools that will promote better organization:
Calendars: The LHH Calendar is one of the most useful features of the program. Share your calendar with family and friends to make it easier to schedule meals, medical appointments, home repairs, and any other activity that might require your senior to be assisted. Reminders and support from members assure that no appointments or meals can be forgotten, and can even connect you to volunteers who can fill in the gaps in care.
Well Wishes: Studies show consistently that connecting with others improves optimism and minimized stress for seniors and caregivers. Lotsa Helping Hands brings together other caregivers and volunteers who can give you some valuable perspective and help you cultivate a positive attitude.
Caregiver Message Boards: No single person has all the answers, and sharing tips and methods with other caregivers is an important and useful resource. Fellow caregivers can give you perspective and insight into difficult situations and help you to stay on track to prevent gaps in your loved one’s care.
Volunteer Community: Lotsa Helping Hands connects you to a team of local volunteers to help you arrange rides to appointments, meals, or even just check in for a friendly visit. Volunteers help to fill in when the primary caregiver can’t be available and make it possible for your loved one to interact with more friendly faces. Seniors can feel secure that their needs will be met, which helps them to be more cheerful and often more cooperative.
Photo Gallery: You can share photos of a loved one with family and friends, take a picture of a special event, or show the progress you are making with your loved one to other caregivers. The easy to use gallery lets you share with those you wish.
You might be thinking, “Goodness, with all these features, this is probably a very difficult service to use.” But it’s really quite simple! Create a community and begin listing events on your calendar in as little as sixty seconds. There is no cost for the service, and you can use as many or as few of the tools they provide as you would like. You will not receive annoying text messages or emails, and you can connect to the volunteer and caregiver networks instantly.
Get started by visiting Lotsa Helping Hands and click on Create a Community. You will led through the simple steps and before you know it, you’ll be on your way to better care management and minimized stress for you and your loved one.