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How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

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How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

I love having people over to the house and I try to make them feel as comfortable as possible when they’re here. Whenever guest are coming I try to anticipate any special needs they may have. I’ve partnered with Sam’s Club to share tips on how to prepare for guest with special needs.

When I have an older relative or a relative with special needs coming in town, I make sure to pick up things they use. My mother in law taught me almost everything I know about homemaking and especially how to care for people. 

1. Aside from just preparing a guest room, prep the guest bath as well. 

I make sure it’s stocked if we’re having guest for the day or overnight. Of course I replenishing toilet paper, hand soap and hand towels. If I’m having guest with small children, I place a small stool in the guest bath, extra diapers and wipes.

How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

2. Go the extra mile.

When older relatives are visiting, I stock the bathroom with Depend® and Poise® products they use. I buy the big pack of of Depend® Fit-Flex® Underwear at Sam’s Club. That way I have some to put in the bathroom and some to put in my storage pantry for future visits. 

Before my guests arrive, I discreetly place Depend and Poise products under the sink. 

How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

When they arrive, I usually let them know they can find extra personal items under the sink. I don’t wait for them to ask questions that may be embarrassing, but try to anticipate their needs. 

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    3. Teach the entire family to help and support.

    My kids have grown up being taught to treat others like they want to be treated and they all pitch in to help. We’ve had incidences where accidents have occurred and my children were super mature and helpful which made me proud. Of all my children, my daughter has a caregivers heart and is right there helping me make our guest feel welcome and accepted no matter what.

    How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

    If you’re feeling intimidated by the special needs of a family member or friend don’t be. 

    The Sam’s Club Family Caregiving program makes it easy to meet those special needs of your guests especially when dealing with caregiving issues. To help they’ve placed a sticker inside the box of Depends good for a free caregiver sample kit from the Sam’s Club pharmacy.

    The Sam’s Club Family Caregiving, is a one-stop destination for all of your caregiving needs, including prescription refills, personal care products, and free health screenings. Scan the package using the Digimarc Discovery app and be taken directly to the Sam’s Club Family Caregiving site anytime. 

    I’m not going to lie, I felt a little intimidated when I first introduced this to my guests, but it went over well and it made them feel cared for. 

    What has been your experience with restroom stocked with extra toiletries like lotions, perfumes, hair and sanitary products? How did feel about the extra details?

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    2 thoughts on “How to Prepare for the Special Needs of Guest

    1. Thanks for sharing your post! I like how you discreetly placed the Poise and Depend in your restroom for family members who were guests in your home. #client

      1. I have a guest over who uses them and was so happy I had them available. It's so nice to meet people's need in that way.

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