Every year we try our best to get the perfect gifts for those special people in our life. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to know what that gift will be, especially for our elderly loved ones. Gifts that offer comfort, practicality and improvement for one's quality of life are often the best for elderly family members and friends.
A popular comfort gift is often food and treats. Do they love cheese? Fruit? Wine? Enroll them in a food of the month and these special treats are conveniently delivered to their door month after month. Another nice idea is a digital picture frame! Upload your favorite shared memories to the frame so that they always have them. Photo albums can quickly become unorganized and take up lots of space.
Sentimental and personal gifts such as creating "Their Life Story" are another comfort item! There are various companies and organizations that can help collect memories and photos of your loved one to complete their personal story in a book. You can also consider the LifeBio Memory Journal: an engaging book that asks the person questions regarding their life experiences. This is especially nice for a loved one who likes to write! This book can be passed to future generations and become a family treasure.
Quality of Life
As we age, our limitations can cause simple, daily tasks to become more challenging. The holidays can be a great way to explore ways to make certain difficulties a little easier and more practical. The Bath Safety Grip can help your loved one who travels frequently and wants a little extra protection. The bar is portable and can easily attach to any smooth surface.
If you have a loved one who is an active reader or hobbyist, a magnifier floor lamp can provide more light and magnification.
Is your loved one having difficulty vacuuming? You may want to get them the Rooma, or an iRobot, a robotic vacuum that can clean two rooms on just one battery charge. This robot begins to remember what your room looks like and even goes back to its charger when finished a job.
But often times, loved ones are alone for long period of times. The time apart can be unsettling, which is why providing them with a Medical Alert System can give them a sense of security and independence while you are apart. Medical Guardian offers a variety of services depending on the person’s lifestyle! Just click on the banner below to receive our special holiday offer.
The most important gift you can give, however, is your time and love. Many elderly people can feel alone, especially during their holidays because of their limitations. Take the time this holiday season to visit someone you love. Catch up with them over their favorite meal or take them out for their favorite treat. No matter what the gift is, the real memory is spending time with one another.