If you’re a senior looking for ways to stay in your home longer, then you should consider concierge services. These services have grown in popularity over the years and make it easy for seniors to remain at home while still getting assistance. Concierge services even help caregivers that don’t have enough time in their day to get everything done. So, whether you’re looking for help with your house, health, or even your pets, you can find it with concierge providers.
If you’re ready to find services in your area, first you need to know what to look for online. Many providers, like TaskRabbit, don’t have a concierge in their name. TaskRabbit is one of many errand services in the area that will help you go grocery shopping, drop off important documents, tidy up your house, or even wait for the cable repairman to show up. Here are some other Oakland concierge service providers.
Amazon Prime Now helps you out when you forgot a few items at the store or need something delivered right away. Prime Now has a few select items available for same day delivery. You can also get 2-day free shipping if you’re a Prime member and the item you want is Prime eligible.
East Bay Pet Sitters Association lists small businesses that provide pet services in the area. You can find qualified dog walkers, people to watch your pet while you’re on vacation, or someone to take your pet to the vet or groomers.
Fresh N’ Lean will bring freshly prepared meals directly to your door. You can pick a meal plan, including one specifically for seniors, and then choose how many meals you would like each week.
Handy can connect you to local house cleaners. They make it easy to find qualified cleaning agencies in the area, and you can arrange for next day services or in some cases, same day cleaning.
Instacart allows you to shop for groceries at stores like Whole Foods, Costco, and Target and then brings the items to your door. They have same-day delivery, and in many cases, your items arrive within the hour.
Lotus Cleaning Services offers standard and deep cleaning services. The standard takes care of tasks like vacuuming, dusting, and surface cleaning. The deep cleaning is for more intense cleaning needs and includes laundry services.
Mr. Fix It will help you with any home repair task you need including painting and appliance installation. They can also handle home remodels and exterior work like cleaning the gutters or replacing siding.
Rover helps you find local pet sitters and dog walkers. You can enter your price range, so you find someone who fits your budget.
Senior Care Concierge handles any senior need you might have. They can refer caregivers to help you out at home or send someone to take care of household chores. They also offer medication management services to remind you to take your medicine and set up a schedule.
Urbane Concierge is another concierge provider, but they handle tasks like running errands, organizing schedules, house or pet sitting, and even have moving or relocation services.
There are a lot of providers to sift through and while it’s easier to pick the first one you see, do your homework. Ask around for good suggestions and then review those on the Better Business Bureau of Oakland. While this takes a little more work, you’ll find reputable providers and trustworthy workers.
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