Take advantage of these 14 Houston apps for seniors. Seniorly offers this list of Houston websites and apps that can help seniors with day-to-day tasks.
Everyone likes a little extra convenience, and that's what home delivery here in Houston provides. Whether you're a senior living at home, a caregiver making life easier for a senior, or someone living in an independent or Houston assisted living community, the mobile economy can bring everything from pet groomers to tomorrow's breakfast right to your door. Take a look at all the help you can get right here in Houston.
Onyx Mobile Beauty. Onyx Mobile Beauty brings hair styling and mani-pedi services right to your home. They handle haircuts and complex styling, including extensions and braids, as well as barber services for the gentlemen. Sign up for a membership to reduce costs, and pamper yourself by ordering a massage.
Kindred Health Care. Yes, there are still doctors who make house calls (and nurse practitioners, nurses and physicians' assistants), and you'll find them at Kindred Health Care. These trained professionals offer dementia care, chronic care, and hospital services in your home. They coordinate with hospice care and the VA, and they'll show up to help with wound care, diabetes counseling, in-home medical lab tests, and podiatry concerns.
U.S. Mobile Health Exams. If you or the person you're caring for should need hearing tested for hearing aids, give USMHE a call. They also come to you for respiratory fittings, physical exams, basic lab tests, and X-rays.
MW Cleaners. MW Cleaners sends out fleets of vans every day to pick up laundry and dry cleaning all over Houston. They provide a personalized laundry bag, so you can feel confident that your clothes aren't being mixed with anyone else's, and you can arrange for regularly scheduled pickups and deliveries (or not) if you prefer as your Houston assisted living facility.
Revive Cleaning Service. Keep your home of any size sparkling clean with the help of the house cleaners from Revive. This company is insured and bonded for your peace of mind, and they also handle move-out cleaning. Revive comes to all the major neighborhoods in the greater Houston area, including Magnolia, Conroe, Deer Park, Pearland, Keman, and many others.
Haute Pets. For many seniors, pets are family, so finding a mobile pet grooming salon that you can trust is crucial. Haute Pets brings a state-of-the-art mobile salon to your home or assisted living in Houston to treat your cats or dogs with hypoallergenic, eco-friendly products. Pets enjoy massages, nail trims, ear washes, dental cleaning, expression of anal glands, and Haute Pets can also perform facials, dematting, and flea treatments.
Bubbly. It's easy to book a mobile car wash at the Bubbly website. They wash your car lovingly by hand, and yes, they'll wax it and even detail it if you want. Special services include removing stains inside your car, cleaning the inside of your engine, and scrubbing down your headlights for added safety at night.
Big John & Son's Mobile Mechanic. This well-respected mechanic shop offers mobile mechanic service to help you with anything from brakes to engine repair. They also come to you to perform all that necessary maintenance on your car. Big John is located in Pearland, and their mobile crews also service cars in Katy, Conroe, Tomball, and the 77001 zip code of Houston.
Lyft. Houston was actually the first city in all of Texas to permit ride sharing to operate, and it's a great choice for seniors who want to get around but who can no longer drive or don't want the hassle of owning a car. Lyft is one option for seniors at home or in a Houston assisted living facility, and operates off its smartphone app.
Uber. In the Houston area, call on Uber from Matagorda to Riverside and from Galveston to Iola.
DoorDash. For those seniors who don't want to cook anymore, DoorDash makes it easy to get meals from favorite restaurants and even fast food joints. Order from the website, or pull out your iOS or Android phone to place an order. DoorDash services the River Oaks, Montrose, West University Place, The Heights, Midtown, and Galleria neighborhoods, and they often offer promos to bring down the cost of delivery.
Zifty. This delivery company teams up with popular restaurants in the Galleria area and in the loop. The website makes payment easy, and you can track your order from the time you place it all the way to delivery.
B & B Mobile Grocery. Seniors who want to cook healthful meals for themselves often find that grocery delivery makes that possible. B & B Mobile Grocery will deliver any food you can find at a supermarket, and they take every possible type of payment, including Lone Star SNAP cards.
Instacart. First gaining popularity nationwide by delivering directly from Whole Foods, Instacart offers free delivery on your first order anywhere in the Houston, TX area.
When you have services delivered right to your home or Houston assisted living property, your life gets easier and better — and today’s tech is what makes it all possible. All these mobile delivery services cater to seniors in Houston and are ready to give you or the seniors you care for a helping hand. Now, we aren’t endorsing any of these companies, just letting you know what’s available — and this list isn’t comprehensive. Check out these handy services, and share your feedback with us. May you live your best life with just a little help from Seniorly.
If you are a caregiver in the Houston area, check out our list of 9 local caregiver organizations we have identified to help you through many aspects of caregiving.
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