Ways to Help Seniors Stay Independent


While many retirees are living longer and more active lifestyles, they rely on family members to help them stay independent as they age. However, being completely independent at home isn’t always realistic for everyone. Getting help with some primary activities can help many older adults stay in their own homes as they age. Here are a few of our ideas to help keep the loved ones in your life independent as they age while living in St. Louis.

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Home Preparations

Oftentimes older adults want to remain in their home. Familiarity and comfort are key, but there are steps you can take to improve safety in their home. Some common safety changes include installing support railings to help them walk through the house or lowering shelves for easier access to household items. Outdoor walkway lighting can also improve home safety, especially during autumn and winter in St. Louis, when daylight hours become shorter.

Package and Essential Needs Delivery

Driving can be a challenging activity for seniors, limiting access to necessities like groceries and pharmacy refills. Luckily there are a variety of options for getting essential items delivered straight to your doorstep. Postmates in St. Louis is an easy to use restaurant delivery service that delivers everything from St. Louis-style BBQ to locally brewed coffee to any address requested. You can also order groceries online from local grocery stores like Dierbergs Market. Packages can also be delivered, with St. Louis County & Yellow Cab’s Local Package Delivery. We provide reliable delivery for gifts, packages, prescriptions or documents. Our deliveries are budget-friendly because we never charge extra for door-to-door delivery. All of our package deliveries are delivered without any additional stops, every time!

Household Help

Oftentimes seniors need assistance with home maintenance and upkeep like minor house repairs, mowing the lawn and gardening, lifting or moving heavy objects and more. If you’re able to regularly visit an aging relative, offer to help with these tasks or assist with finding a local professional that can help with these household tasks before they become a major burden. Websites like Houzz or Thumbtack can be great resources for finding highly rated professionals working in the St. Louis area who can help your family get these home maintenance tasks completed.

Rides for Retirees

Not all active seniors drive themselves, yet need to get around St. Louis for family visits, trips to the hospital, making daily errands or to spend time at their favorite park or museum in St. Louis. We pride ourselves in taking the stress out of parking and heavy traffic for seniors by providing affordable transportation around town, assisting with travel across town, door to door. Our friendly drivers are familiar with St. Louis, including hard to navigate places like Forest Park, large scale medical facilities and entertainment districts.

Since 1935, St. Louis County & Yellow Cab has been helping families get to local destinations when they need to be there. We’re experienced at assisting riders of all ages in transportation services across St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield and beyond. Let our team of transportation professionals take care of your loved ones, when it comes to reliable travel in “The Lou”.

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