Giving Gifts to Older Adults

Doesn’t it feel fantastic to locate that perfect gift, one that is going to make your loved one’s face light up with joy? For the older adults we love, it’s even better, as it can be challenging to come up with new and creative ideas. Senior loved ones have years and years of acquired treasures, and let’s face it: there is only so much delight to be experienced in receiving a pair of socks or another tie.

Why not think outside the box when giving gifts this holiday season? Enhanced Home Care, the experts in home health care Kansas City families trust, have gathered the following great gift ideas for older adults that can help ignite some fresh new ideas that are sure to brighten the day of the seniors you adore!

  • Personalize a treasure. Turn treasured pictures into practical items that older adults will enjoy all year long; for example, photo blankets, puzzles, calendars, and many other options. A hardbound photo book can be helpful for those with Alzheimer’s Incorporate images of loved ones with names to assist the senior to remember who’s who, or make a book with photos from his or her childhood for a beautiful way to reminisce.
  • Make a game plan. Assemble a basket of classic games, incorporating large-print playing cards and any other family favorites. Coordinate beforehand with local relatives to designate a weekly or monthly game night which will also work well with the senior’s schedule. Tuck a calendar in the basket with dates and times highlighted, and then enjoy a year of unforgettable get-togethers!
  • Go high tech. Technology is improving on a regular basis with lots of gadgets geared towards enhancing life for older adults. Choose between senior-friendly computers, tablets, and smartphones, a smart speaker to supply news and entertainment, or a safety-enhancing medical alert system. Make certain to plan for ample time to help the senior learn to navigate this new tech tool, too!
  • Give an experience. Often, the gift most valued by cherished older adults is the gift of time together enjoying a personal experience with close friends and family. A gift certificate to an area spa for group manicures, hair styling, and a massage is a wonderful way to make new memories together; or keep it simple and select a gift card to the senior’s favorite restaurant. For a more cost-conscious idea, make a personalized booklet of coupons, redeemable when the senior chooses for services such as mowing the grass, cleaning, cooking, and others.

At Enhanced Home Care, nothing makes us happier than seeing joy in the older adults we serve! Contact us at 913-327-0000 any time for additional holiday gift ideas, including the gift of professional in-home care from our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate care team in Kansas City and the surrounding areas.