Many people feel it is difficult to find the right Christmas gifts for their senior loved ones. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of Pembroke Pines, FL, senior home care, has a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing and find the perfect gift for your loved one this year.
If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, consider giving him or her a soft doll this year. Seniors with Alzheimer’s often find dolls soothing and therapeutic, which makes them the perfect gift for those receiving Pembroke Pines Alzheimer’s care. Look for dolls without parts that can be easily swallowed like buttons, zippers, or other removable parts.
2. Lap Robes
Some seniors find it difficult to stay warm in the winter. However, they also avoid turning up the heat, fearing their energy bills will skyrocket. A lap robe makes the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one because he or she can use it to cover up while thinking warm thoughts of you.
3. Personalized Calendars
Many seniors love large personalized calendars. You can have these made at many major retailers. Collect some family photographs and share a special one for each month, then have the dates for family holidays printed on them.
Green plants in a terrarium make the perfect holiday gift because they create a festive atmosphere without needing much tending. For an extra special Christmas gift, you can even give your loved one the supplies to make a terrarium and help him or her build it.
5. Family Photos
Seniors adore getting family photos, whether you take them yourself or frame the grandchildren’s school photos. Your loved one will proudly hang the pictures on his or her wall and point them out to guests with a great sense of pride.
Audiobooks are a great gift for seniors with impaired vision. You can even record them yourself for an extra special treat. Alternatively, consider purchasing a membership in an audio book club like Audible or OverDrive.
The most precious gift you can give your loved one is not one you can buy in any store. It is the gift of your time. If you are not able to spend time with your loved one over the holidays, make sure he or she has adequate support to remain safe, healthy, and comfortable at home. At Home Care Assistance, our professional in-home caregivers are available around the clock to provide mental and social stimulation, assist with exercise and mobility, and help with tasks like cooking, bathing, and grooming. For more information on the respite and live-in care Pembroke Pines, FL, seniors rely on, call a Care Manager at (954) 374-8273 today.