Doesn’t it feel fantastic to find that ideal gift, one that is going to make your loved one’s face brighten with joy? When it comes to the older adults we love, it is possibly even more satisfying, since it can be difficult to come up with new and creative ideas. The elderly have years and years of acquired treasures, and let’s face it: there is only so much satisfaction to be experienced in receiving a pair of socks or another tie.
During this season of gift giving, why not think outside the box? Inspired Home Care, providers of top-rated Barrington senior care and home care services in nearby communities, have collected the following great gift ideas for seniors that are guaranteed to brighten the day of the older adults you adore!
- Customize a treasure. Turn treasured pictures into useful items that older adults can enjoy throughout the year, such as photo blankets, puzzles, calendars, and many other options. A hardbound photo book can be especially beneficial for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Include images of family members with names to help the senior remember who’s who, or make a book with pictures from his or her childhood for a beautiful way to reminisce.
- Make a game plan. Put together a container of classic games, incorporating large-print playing cards and any other family favorites. Organize ahead of time with local friends and family to designate a weekly or monthly game night that will, of course, also work nicely with the older adult’s schedule. Tuck a calendar in the basket with dates and times highlighted, and then enjoy a year of fun get-togethers!
- Go high tech. Technology is advancing on a daily basis, it seems, with a wide variety of gadgets intended for improving life for older adults. Choose from senior-friendly computers, tablets, and smartphones, a smart speaker to supply news and entertainment, or a safety-enhancing medical alert system. Don’t forget to include plenty of time to help your senior loved one learn how to work the new tech tool, too!
- Give an experience. Often, the gift most treasured by senior loved ones is the gift of enjoying a personal experience with close friends and family. A gift card to a local spa for group manicures, hair styling, and a massage is a good way to make new memories together; or keep it simple and select a gift card to the older adult’s favorite restaurant. For a more cost-conscious idea, create a customized booklet of coupons, redeemable when the senior chooses for services such as mowing the grass, cleaning, cooking, and more.
At Inspired Home Care, nothing makes us happier than witnessing the delight in the seniors we serve! Contact us at 847-787-7572 any time for more holiday gift ideas for seniors, including the gift of professional Barrington senior care or home care services in surrounding areas from our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate care team. Visit our Locations Served page for a full list of the towns where we provide care.