Gift Ideas for the Senior in Your Life

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The holidays are approaching and many people enjoy giving meaningful or useful gifts to the people in their life that they love. If you have a senior parent or loved one receiving home care, you may be wondering what you can give them this year that they will appreciate.

Here are a few ideas:

Journal- If your senior does not have any impairments that would inhibit them from writing, consider gifting them with a beautiful journal for them to write their thoughts and feelings down in.

Items of warmth- Soft and cozy blankets or throws, warm slippers, scarves, and hats, or any other items that would offer warmth and comfort to your seniors are great to give for the holidays and can be used all year long.

Tablet or another device to keep them socially connected- If your senior struggles with feelings of isolation or is unable to get out and about as much as they would like, tablets or other electronic devices can be a good way to let them feel included and give them an opportunity to interact with their family and friends on a regular basis. There are also a plethora of other ways that tablets can be used for seniors receiving home care, including games, music, and for taking pictures of friends and family.

Something sentimental- Is the senior in your life sentimental? If so, consider giving them a unique and personal gift they will treasure forever. Using old photos or other special mementos, create something that will make them smile. Getting the grandchildren involved is an almost certain way to bring a smile to your senior’s face and uplift their mood.

Companionship- Sometimes, the very best gift that you can give to the seniors in your life is your time and companionship. Especially for those getting home care, they value the time they have with their family members and it is a bright spot in their day when they are surrounded by the ones that they love. Find something that can bring the family together with the senior in your life and put aside everything else during that time and concentrate on your family and just being present.

Mind games- To encourage mental sharpness, give your senior games and things like puzzles, word games, and other things that require them to use their brain and skills and which make great gifts. In colder months when it is harder to leave the house, having games at the ready will be beneficial both for your senior and yourself.

Hobby materials- If your senior has a particular hobby, you can always give them supplies that they need which will encourage them and motivate them to keep themselves busy doing what they love.

Special gift idea: One way to cross off two of the above ideas at once is to gift your senior a memory quilt using items from their life or the items that may have special representation for them. Not only is it a gift of warmth, but it is something they will love and that can be passed down to future generations to come.

If you or a family member are in need of hiring Home Health Care in Coral Springs, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.