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Purchasing Christmas Gifts for an Elderly Loved One

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The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, and with it comes the challenge of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for an elderly loved one, consider some of these suggestions provided by Lincoln Home Care Assistance

Audio Books 

Many seniors enjoy reading but find it increasingly difficult because the print in books is small and hard for seniors to see. To ensure your loved one can enjoy his or her favorite pastime, purchase some audio books by your loved one’s favorite author or from his or her preferred genre. If you don’t know what to get, consider a subscription to Audible from. This program will give your loved one a credit each month and allows him or her to choose whatever book he or she likes. These books can be listened to on any smart device including cell phones, tablets, and computers. 

Bath Products 

Who doesn’t enjoy receiving nice aftershave or some relaxing body wash? Consider putting together a kit of bath products for your loved one to pamper him or herself with. For a male loved one, consider adding his favorite cologne, a new electric razor, or a soft bathrobe. For the ladies in your life, you might include bath bombs or salts, scented lotion, and perfume. Your senior loved one will thank you for the many relaxing evenings a bath kit can provide. 

Warm Blankets 

Staying warm can be difficult for seniors who often lose body mass and get cold much more easily. Whether you purchase a blanket or make one for your loved one, make sure it’s large, lightweight, and comfortable to the touch. For an added bonus, consider looking into companies that create personalized blankets with a photo, name, or another special touch. 

Puzzle Books 

Since studies show brain health and longevity rely on using and exercising the brain, experts recommend that seniors should regularly partake in activities that inspire thought. Many seniors enjoy some form of activity book, whether it be Sudoku, crosswords, or word searches, so find out which kind your loved one enjoys and buy him or her a few. For a larger selection, look at online retailers rather than in stores.

For a truly thoughtful present this Christmas, give your loved one the gift of Home Care Assistance. Our highly trained Lincoln caregivers are available 24/7 and can help your loved one with household chores, provide safety monitoring, and prepare nutritious meals on an as-needed basis. Call us today at (402) 261-5158 to learn more about our care programs and schedule an in-home consultation.