This holiday is a special opportunity to enhance your loved one’s life, and a well-thought-out gift is a great way to do that! However, if the prospect of finding a gift for a senior loved one is daunting to you, you aren’t alone. Many people end up wondering what they can possibly give a loved one who has received decades of gifts and may have interests that are distant from current trends. However, there are some really great options available to you still!
At Joy in Service, our elite team of care providers spends a lot of time with people in their homes, ensuring that daily life goes smoothly. That has given us a lot of opportunities to pinpoint gifts that make a big difference to seniors. In our last blog, we discussed a few gifts for you to consider, including an e-reader, some framed pictures, or something that will add warmth (a blanket, bathrobe, socks, or slippers). Today, we have a few more great ideas that can enhance your loved one’s holiday (and the days after)!
More Amazing Gift Ideas for an Elderly Loved One
Depending on your loved one’s personality, one or more of the following gift ideas might make this holiday even more special!
People who stay in shape as they age have an easier time avoiding injuries, dangerous falls, and a bunch of health problems. You can give your loved one an advantage by providing easy-to-use equipment like hand-held weights, stretch bands, and ankle weights. These pieces of equipment can help your loved one stay strong. If your loved one has arthritis, there are exercises and equipment made specifically for him or her, so don’t let arthritis keep them out of the running!
Homemade items make truly magical gifts. We think the time put into a homemade gift gives it a special advantage. You don’t have to do anything elaborate; whether it’s a delicious treat or a simple craft, it will be very much appreciated. If you’re making something edible, make sure to keep your loved one’s eating restrictions in mind. You don’t want to give a gift that cannot be enjoyed to the last crumb or drop!
If you know your loved one lives in a place where it is difficult to find peace and quiet, headphones that eliminate ambient noise can be a wonderful gift. Even if your loved one doesn’t have loud neighbors, he or she may really appreciate having headphones that give them the ability to focus on listening to music, reading a book, or just complete silence.
Let Us Help Out This Holiday
The team at Joy in Service is here to make the holidays all they can be for you and your loved one. We provide companionship, homemaking, personal care, and respite care. We are passionate about making life better for seniors and people with special needs in Omaha. Our qualified, experienced caregivers train every week to get better so they can provide world-class care. Contact us today for a free assessment!