Are you a caregiver?
PopStore can lend a hand.
Find out how you can pre-program grocery shopping and free up time to take care of those who matter most to you.
In an increasingly aging society, where numbers reveal a ratio of 2 adults per 1 elderly person in Lisbon, caregivers take on a predominant role (read here). Providing support to those in need who, whether due to illness or advanced age, require long-term care and in day-to-day activities, is an extremely demanding job that requires a lot of organization.
Caregivers face several challenges, such as suboptimal community support and difficulty in communicating with organizations and relevant services. Also, they’re often forced to make the difficult choice between caring for others or investing in self-care and the consequent physical and psychological exhaustion.
How can we transform some tasks into more effective processes to free up time for caregivers? PopStore can lend a hand. With this web order system, grocery shopping is made easier and faster.
All you have to do is follow along:
- Create a shopping list in a spreadsheet, copy and paste the list onto PopStore which will automatically generate a web order system with all the goods that the person you are looking after needs and loves to have at home. Include products from the local grocery store, bakery in the neighborhood or the nearest market, which are generally stores that have not yet invested in e-commerce. This is a way to support small businesses in the community.
- Share the list with the person under your care and ask him/her to select his/her choices according to personal needs and tastes. This is a simple task that gives a sense of responsibility, autonomy and proximity.
- Once the shopping list is ready, stop by the stores to pick up the goods and hand them over to the person under your care. This way, you’re avoiding long queues at large supermarkets or the trouble of having to think about what to buy.
PopStore helps you with time management so you can take better care of yourself and others.
PROJECT CO-FINANCED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF LISBON AND THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
THROUGH THE URBAN INNOVATIVE ACTIONS (UIA) – UIA GUIDANCE VERSION 5 INITIATIVE