"Errand Buddy" is a new service offered by Elderbridge Alliance that came in very handy for a pair area residents recently.
On July 30th, 87 year old Avis of Spirit Lake and her Uncle Leon, age 94, needed help getting to a family reunion in Ledyard, Iowa. Neither drive anymore, but Avis said they very much wanted to attend this special event, "We had a family reunion but neither of us have a driver's license, so without this service we wouldn't have been able to get there as easily. "
An Elderbridge Alliance staff member was there to help out and Avis raved about Brittany Laubenthal, her new"Errand Buddy", "I had such a wonderful trip! Brittany was such a sweet girl. She was so gracious and gave us more time to spend with our family at the reunion that we had originally requested. It was very, very nice!"
Elderbridge Errand Buddy accompanies individuals on all kinds of outing, such as shopping, hair salon appointments, banking, coffee or meal outings and other non-medical engagements.
Errand Buddy provides the non-medical care and support you would provide if your schedule or location permitted. Elderbridge Alliance works with you and your elderly loved one to fulfill the services you want and need. Your elderly loved one will travel to and from their destinations safely and comfortably, whether they are traveling from their home or care facility.
Errand Buddy will relieve the family of day-to-day activities that can complicate already busy schedules. Whether we are going to the grocery, the pharmacy or the library, providing companionship, confirming appointments or recreation, we do it in a manner that’s fun, safe and promotes dignity and independence.
As Avis said, "I come back to Spirit Lake every summer. I will definitely use the Errand Buddy service again, and I will be sure to recommend it to other people!"