Posted on Dec 05, 2014
Gift Ideas for Seniors and In Home Elderly Care
Ready or not, the gift-giving holiday is finally upon us. It may seem like this festive time of year has been approaching at a rapid pace since the end of Halloween. The whirlwind and commercialization of the holidays can sometimes make gift-giving feel more like a chore than a joy. It’s important to realize that it’s not the cost, but the thought that counts to make a loved one smile this holiday season.
Buying for children and family members of our same age might come easily. The ideas are more easily promoted in store fronts and on television commercials. When it comes to our elderly loved ones, we may feel a bit stumped as to what to get for them to show them how much we care during this celebratory time of year.
Some gift ideas for seniors include warm gloves and hats. Simple items to keep them cozy when they venture out of their home in the chilly winter season. These items don’t have to be expensive; a festive color will be sure to bring them some cheer. If you are interested in something a bit more personal, the many websites promoting small business and crafters might be the way to go. Whenever possible, shop locally. Handmade items always seem to feel more personal.
When it comes to something personal for an elderly loved one, perhaps a photo book created online would be a fun option. If you can get a chance, look through some of their photo albums and prints to pull out some photographs that might mean something to them. Scan these photos and have them organized digitally in a personalized story book or album. Some photo websites can also create coffee mugs, blankets and calendars with these precious memories.
Sometimes the best gift to give is the gift of time spent together. If your elderly loved one is a movie watcher, perhaps a gift basket filled with their favorite DVDs and candy will bring delight to their holiday. If your loved one enjoys the experience of the movie theater, a gift card would be the perfect present.
Personal and thoughtful gifts always mean so much more than gifts that cost a lot of money. This holiday season, look to what your senior treasures the most and try to bring them joy through time spent together or reliving happy memories. This holiday season could even center on making new memories with a new board game played with grandchildren or taking your senior loved one to a local painting class or other type of function that revolves around new experiences.
If you would like to learn more about gift ideas for seniors and in home elderly care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care. The senior care specialist will also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.