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Creative Gift Ideas for a Senior Loved One

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on

Finding the perfect gift for your loved one can be a challenge when it seems like they already have everything, and a senior adult only needs so many pairs of new slippers. If you are searching for a gift that will truly surprise your loved one, then consider these creative ideas that combine practicality with fun, presented by a leading Vancouver home care agency.

Voice Dictation Software

Technology is a tremendous asset for seniors who want to socialize, but limited mobility can hinder their typing. With voice dictation software, seniors merely need to speak to their computer, and their words will appear on the screen. In addition to enhancing communication, this gift can help seniors to finally write that novel or record their memoir for future generations of the family.

Memory Quilt

Blankets are associated with warmth and love, and you can show your favorite senior how much they are adored by creating a quilt full of memories. Family photographs printed onto fabric and remnants of favorite clothing can all be used to create a personalized quilt that will add a touch of sentiment to any occasion.

Automatic Card Shuffler

Card games can provide hours of entertainment, yet shuffling a deck can be difficult for seniors with arthritis. Automatic card shufflers are nifty gadgets that will be sure to make your senior loved one the center of attention at their next card game.

Portable Induction Cooktop

Seniors who love to cook know that there never seems to be enough burners. Portable induction cooktops can add an extra space to place a pot. They also do not have open flames, and many models can be set to a timer that makes it safer for seniors who prepare meals at home.

Dinner Kit Subscription

Grocery shopping, finding recipes, and nutritional planning are all necessary chores for seniors who need to eat healthy meals. Yet, these can all be eliminated with a dinner box delivered straight to your loved one’s door that is filled with a fun, new recipe and fresh ingredients that will make meal preparation an exciting experience.

When spending time with your aging loved one this holiday season, take a moment to check in and see if there are care needs he or she is having a hard time meeting, like running errands or preparing healthy meals. Whether your loved one could use additional support a few times throughout the week or more consistently, Home Care Assistance can help. Our trusted Vancouver caregivers are available 24/7 and can help with a wide variety of tasks to ensure your loved one’s comfort and safety. Give us a call at 778-279-3634 to learn more.