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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Shank

Home Delivery Supporting Elder Care Facilities

Updated: Apr 2

Home delivery services can have a significant impact on the quality of life for seniors in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Now it is easier for seniors to receive their medicines, food, and other supplies they may need. At-home delivery services provide access to fresh food, essential supplies, and medical services, helping to ease the burden sometimes placed on caregivers and long term care communities. These services can help to reduce isolation, improve nutrition, and increase overall well-being.

Freedom to Make Choices

One of the most important ways that home delivery services can improve the quality of life for seniors is by providing access to fresh food. Many seniors in independent living, assisted living, and long-term care facilities have difficulty getting to the grocery store or preparing meals on their own. Home delivery services can provide these seniors with the fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods that they need to stay healthy.

Choosing your groceries and household items and having the ability to decide when items will be delivered also allows seniors to maintain their independence. This can be especially important for seniors who live alone or who are unable to get out of the store easily.


The ability to have items delivered also saves family members and caregivers time and eases the burden of running errands and shopping for their loved ones. This also frees up time to allow more quality time with family.

Consider taking advantage of the automations that are available such as auto refills for prescriptions, and food essentials such as coffee, bread, and paper products.


More medical services are now available as in-home services. Here are some types of in-home medical services to consider:

  • Medication delivery This service delivers prescription medications to your home. This can be helpful for seniors who have difficulty getting to the pharmacy or who have transportation challenges.

  • Home health care This service provides a variety of medical and non-medical services to seniors in their homes. This can include assistance with bathing, dressing, medication management, and transportation. Also provides different forms of therapy, including physical, occupational, and cognitive.

  • Telehealth This service provides medical care through telecommunications technology. This can be helpful for seniors who have difficulty getting to the doctor's office or who have transportation challenges.

  • Mobile Digital Imaging Services include DR digital x-ray, EKG, and Ultrasound images that can be performed at home making it easy to receive results without leaving home.

  • Swallow Studies FEES can be performed at home and recreating the conditions where swallowing problems occur and results are quickly available.

Services for the elderly are increasing everyday. These services help independent living senior communities, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes convenient ways to provide, organize, and schedule logistics for their residents.

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