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Discounts Your Aging Relative is Entitled To

One of the things that many family caregivers do for their aging relatives is helping them with their finances. Caregivers may help with budgeting, paying bills, and managing financial accounts. Sometimes those tasks are complicated by the senior’s finances since many are on a fixed income with little wiggle room.

Caregiver Duncan SC - Discounts Your Aging Relative is Entitled To

Caregiver Duncan SC – Discounts Your Aging Relative is Entitled To

As a result, some caregivers are also involved in finding ways for their older family member to save money. The good news is that getting older comes with the perk of being eligible for lots of different kinds of discounts, some of which caregivers may be unaware of.

Below are some discounts available to senior citizens.

Grocery Stores

Many grocery stores offer a senior citizen discount on certain days of the week to people aged 55 and older. Caregivers can call around to the grocery stores in the older adult’s community to find out what kinds of discounts they offer and on what day. Seniors can maximize grocery store savings by using coupons.

Pharmacies

Some pharmacies offer programs that provide discounts on prescription drugs. They might charge a fee to join the program, but if your aging relative uses a lot of different drugs, the discount can make it worth it. If the senior is a member of AARP, they have access to a prescription discount card that saves an average of 61 percent, depending on the pharmacy they use. The discount card is free with AARP membership.

Restaurants

Scores of restaurants offer senior discounts, usually 10 percent or more. The discounts may apply to only certain things on the menu, such as by excluding alcohol. Many restaurants also offer senior menus with smaller entrees at a less expensive price.

Retail Stores

Lots of retail stores have senior discounts that can save them money on clothing, sheets, towels, and other household goods. Like grocery stores, these discounts are sometimes only available on certain days of the week.

Gyms

Gym memberships for senior citizens are often cheaper than those for younger adults. Some are even free to seniors who are enrolled in certain Medicare plans.

Utilities

Contact the senior’s utility company to find out if there are programs that can lower their energy bills. Some of them base qualification on age and/or financial need. Your older family member will have to apply to the program for financial assistance.

Movies and Plays

Some theater chains have a senior price for movie tickets. Or, they may have a “senior day” when older adults pay less. Lots of venues that put on live plays and other shows also offer a special price for seniors.

Sources:  http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2015/senior-discounts-photo.html#slide1
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/06/12/getting-old-pays-off-wonderful-discounts-for-seniors.html
https://www.theseniorlist.com/senior-discounts/prescription/

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Caregiver Services in Duncan SC, please contact the caring staff at Upstate Home Care Solutions today. Call (864) 527-0455.

James Bennett

James Bennett is a native of Taylors, SC. A graduate of Riverside High School, he attended Clemson University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Packing Science. Upon graduation, he commenced on a career path in food manufacturing with Nestle Frozen Foods (1999 – 2008) and Country Fresh, Inc. (2008 – 2011). When James was only 12, his father, at the age of 37, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).With both an ailing father and a grandmother suffering from several medical conditions, James Bennett and his family were able to unify and provide their loved ones with the home care they needed. Their family structure and consistent schedule were key aspects in providing care. Unfortunately, not all families have the structure, resources, or flexibility to provide the home care their loved one desires. James understands the difficulties families and caregivers encounter while providing and caring for loved ones. A loving son, husband, and father who understands the need to help families, James created Upstate Home Health Care Solutions, LLC in 2011 to fill in the gap for families who need caring individuals to assist with a loved one’s home care needs.

• Greenville Chamber of Commerce Minority Business of the Year 2017
• Greenville Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) Program participant 2017
• Greenville Chamber of Commerce MBA Excellence Award Recipient 2017
• Featured on the cover Upstate Business Journal June 2016
• Community Works Economic Impact Award 2016
• Board Member of Ten at the Top (TATT) and Fire Pit Ranch (FPR)
• Member of Upstate Senior Network, Greenville & Spartanburg Chapters
• Member of the Healthcare division of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce
• Member of the Better Business Bureau
• Staff member of Palmetto Boys State sponsored by the American Legion
• Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.