Finding gifts is an extensive exercise that requires thought and a lot of homework. In case of finding a gift for elders or seniors, this task becomes even more difficult. Throughout their life they had received so many gifts that it is very hard to come up with a gift that will actually matter to them since by this age they had already attained a lot of things in their life. Also by this age, most of the seniors are living in a hospice where storage space is limited therefore storage space is also a thing to consider while choosing gift for a senior.
Seniors also have things in excess of what they actually what or use. Also their needs are limited and there is nothing much that they desire for by that age. In order to make your life easier, here is a list of some ideas that you can utilize to find a perfect gift for an elderly or a senior:
- Aids and tools to use at home:
For seniors their safety is of utmost importance and they also want everything and opportunity to enjoy the independence of movement without relying on someone. Therefore, a perfect gift could be a device that assists them in carrying out daily activities with ease. A few examples of such devices can be a grab-bar that can be installed in the bathtub which helps a senior get in and out of the bathtub with ease and without compromising their safety.
- Medicine organizer:
Medicines become an integral part of the life of seniors as a part of home health care and the number of these medicines becomes overwhelming and difficult to remember for them. Therefore an ideal gift for seniors at hospice can be a medicine organizer. Modern day medicine organizers are integrated with monthly medicine storage with separate compartments for daily medicines and even a reminder alarm.
- List organizer:
With old age, the human brain gets slow in processing things robustly and therefore seniors can sometime forget things to do. This is where a voice operated list organizer comes handy. Seniors can tell the organizer about things that they need to do or buy and the organizer does rest of the work by categorizing the tasks and then printing a list of those things so that they can carry the list with them when they go out. This way it becomes easier for them to remember the things easily.
- Keeping in touch:
Another important gift that you can gift elders in hospice can be staying in touch with them. This can be done by writing to them frequently in the form of letters and sending them cards for appropriate occasions. You can also buy a regular subscription of magazines and puzzles of elders which they can get and then spend their time reading them and doing interesting puzzles.
- Sound machines:
Sound machines are a great gift for elders who find it difficult to fall asleep. Sound machines or sound boxes come preloaded with plenty of soothing sounds which are inspired from nature.
With a little effort and by consulting the abovementioned list of ideas, you can make any day special for seniors especially if they are residing in a hospice.