Mobile Services that Come to You

Did you know that it is getting easier to find more places that will come to your home to provide care and services? Mobile Services such as dental care, hair stylists, vets, grocery delivery, and medication delivery are increasing.

Traveling dentists provide dental care to elderly, sick, and homebound patients. They provide access to quality dental care in the comfortable atmosphere of their homes.

Spas and Salons offers mobile services by providing hair stylists who cut and style hair, including chemical services such as permanent waves, hair coloring, highlighting, and weaving. Nail technicians can provide pedicures, manicures, and treat thick or ingrown nails. Massage therapists provide therapy including stretching, lengthening message, and sports massage.

Some veterinarians provide comprehensive mobile veterinary services in the comfort of your home.  Visits can be for wellness and preventative care, such as annual or bi-annual exams, vaccines, flea control, and medical services for illness and minor injury.

Grocery stores can take grocery orders by phone or online, and can deliver same-day or next day within a certain window of time. When the groceries are delivered, you can inspect everything and return anything that is not acceptable.  There is usually a delivery fee and sometimes an additional fee such as a fuel surcharge.

Some stores such as Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart are now providing delivery of prescription medications to assisted-living homes, independent-living sites, 55-plus communities and sometimes individual homes. In one particular assisted-living delivery program, the pharmacists package medications into daily doses and mark them for each day and for morning and evening. Some will also deliver medically related items, such as aspirin.