What Can I Give My Aging Loved One for Valentine’s Day?


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What Can I Give My Aging Loved One for Valentine’s Day?

Everyone wants to feel special on Valentine’s Day, and giving little gifts is customary between sweethearts, family, and friends. However, if you are the family caregiver for an aging relative, you may be stumped as to what kind of gift they might like. Elderly adults that live at home but depend on family caregivers, friends, and home care providers to help them with daily tasks may not get many tokens of love and appreciation. That’s why it’s important to remember your elderly relative with a token of your affection and admiration on Valentine’s Day.

Sweet Treat Gifts for Seniors

Most people associate Valentine’s Day with chocolates, cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats. If your aging loved one has not diet restrictions, it’s fun to give them some of these traditional food gifts. However, if you want to think outside the box, you might choose unique food gifts. Ideas include cheese and crackers, organic snacks, gourmet green or herbal tea, or wild-caught salmon from Alaska.

Communication Gifts for Seniors

Staying in touch with loved ones is very important to elderly adults, especially if they are not very mobile and depend on home care providers to drive them around. Give them ways to connect with others with gifts like a box of stationery, a box of assorted greeting cards, or a tablet loaded with their own email address as well as video chat software.

Beauty and Décor Gifts for Seniors

Because they spend so much time at home, elderly adults might appreciate things that make them happy in their own space. Consider giving them a lovely plant in a brightly colored pot, a soft throw blanket, a new piece of art, or a new addition to an existing collection. When it comes to beauty and grooming products, there are lots of options, from perfume and cologne to soap and lotion, there are plenty to chose from. Consider a gift card to a local salon for a manicure or pedicure.

Outings as Gifts for Seniors

One of the most special things that family caregivers can do is to take their aging loved ones on a memorable outing. Plays, concerts, museums, car shows, and more are just waiting to be discovered and appreciated, right in your own community. You can also take a scenic drive, enjoy a meal at a restaurant, take a fun class together or go shopping.

Home Living Assistance Gifts for Seniors

If your elderly loved one doesn’t have one in place, consider hiring a home care provider as a gift. These professionals can help aging adults age at home, even if they struggle to do daily tasks. Home care providers can assist with housekeeping, cooking, grooming, and transportation. If your elderly relative is struggling with day-to-day tasks, make arrangements for home care providers for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Morrison, CO, please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare West Denver. Call today: (720) 263-6060.

Shanna Tourtlotte

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