Holiday shopping for seniors can be a tricky task. Often, older adults are seeking to downsize or don’t have the space for new things. Or they have a lifetime’s worth of things – and don’t have any need for more. Either way, though, you can still find great gift for the older adult in your life. Consider wrapping up one of these options this holiday season.
A cozy blanket: Few things make someone feel more at home than getting bundled up in a soft, warm blanket. Choose something machine-washable and sized for lounging on the couch or in a favorite armchair.
A custom photo book: Upload some favorite family photos to Shutterfly or Snapfish and order a customized photo book. Every time he flips through his new photo book, your loved one will be reminded of happy times.
A custom gift basket If your loved one is no longer as mobile as she once was, she may not be able to travel from store to store in search of favorite goodies. Compile a basket of her favorite snacks, personal care products, and reading materials.
An assistive device: Think of something your loved one has trouble doing. Maybe it’s changing the channel, reading the newspaper, or finding his keys. Then do some research and find an assistive device to help him out – like a large-button remote, a magnifying glass, or a key locater device. Simple devices like these can have a big impact on your loved one’s day-to-day functioning.
A favorite game—or a game that may become a new favorite: Seniors have a lot of leisure time, and an engaging board game may be just what your family member needs to fill her time. Choose an old favorite, like Scrabble, or pick up something new and teach her how to play it.
A day out: If your loved one is homebound due to mobility issues, a day out may be exactly what he needs to lift his spirits. Plan an afternoon with a favorite activity – maybe a trip to a movie or dinner at a favorite restaurant.
A tablet or iPad: While you may be thinking that your loved one isn’t tech-savvy enough to operate a digital device, many people find tablets more intuitive than computers. Choose an easy-to-use option and load it up with apps that your recipient will love.
This holiday season, you may find that amidst the festivities, you have questions about long-term care options for your loved one. When questions arise, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our caring representatives at Life Care Funding.