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Senior Grocery Store Shopping Savvy

Before seniors and their family caregivers think about the types of healthy meals they need to prepare, they must first overcome the obstacles of shopping. Here are some tips to help male a caregiver’s next trip to the grocery store a successful one:

1. Make a list – Sit down with your senior and make a list of what her or she wants to eat for the week. This pre-planning can cut down on the time and money you spend at the store.

2. Don’t shop hungry – Shoppers are always tempted to buy more when hungry, so share a snack before hitting the aisles.

3. Review store ads, clip coupons and organize them at home – You’ll save money, time and hassle at the checkout stand.

4. Invite a friend – Have mom bring a friend along. The resulting companionship makes the task of grocery shopping easier and more fun. If a senior can’t shop alone, arrange for grocery delivery or a caregiver companion to go along for help.

5. Sign up for a grocer’s bonus/discount card – Seniors can reap additional savings and take advantage of grocery store specials by signing up for special programs.

6. Try store brands – The most costly brands are often placed at eye level. Store brands that may be cheaper and just as good are often placed higher or lower on the grocery store shelves.

7. Think variety – It’s easy to get in a rut. Encourage dad to try new foods or ethnic alternatives.

8. Shop the perimeter of the store – That’s where most of the fresh, healthier foods are located.

9. Stock up on sale items – Choose only as much as your senior can use in a timely manner. Buy in bulk for quality and value, but serve healthy portions.

10. Use your food budget wisely – For the price of a large bag of chips and a box of cookies, you can buy a good supply of apples, bananas, carrots potatoes, peppers and other healthier foods.

For more information including shopping assistance, contact Home Instead Myrtle Beach at 843. 357. 9777.

Home Instead Senior Care is an in-home health care provider located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina serving individuals and families in the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand area for over 11 years! We offer assistance to those in need for companionship, home help, personal care, short-term recovery, Alzheimer’s care, Respite care and many other services to make your life easier.

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