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Holiday Shopping for Your Senior Loved One

Christmas-presentAre you a last minute shopper still looking for a meaningful gift for a special senior citizen in your life? While gift giving for teenagers may be as easy as picking up a gift card, selecting a nice present for a senior loved one can take a little more thought.

Recently, The Sentinel, based out of Cumberlink, PA,offered up some thoughtful gift suggestions when it comes to giving during the Golden Years.

One suggestion included a memory album for seniors. For those experiencing memory loss or dementia, this album can be helpful in recognizing family members. However, it may simply serve as a lovely opportunity to reflect on cherished times. Either way, if a senior is also receiving any in-home care, caregivers could also use the book to stimulate conversation with clients about their loved ones and enjoyed activities. With tasks like this noted in a home care softer or home care system, like ClearCare Online, caregivers may be able to more easily initiate meaningful conversations with clients.

Seniors may also enjoy a gift like a wall calendar. And with so many online programs to help make calendars with your own photos, this is another gift that can be easily personalized. Or, taking a standard calendar and marking it with important dates can be a loving gesture. For seniors receiving in home care, the calendar can also be used to mark dates of upcoming shifts. While home care software or a home care system such as ClearCare Online lets families view real time calendar updates online, many seniors like the old fashioned wall calendar to help track their home care appointments, birthdays, doctor visits and more.

Snacks also make a great gift idea for seniors. Perhaps a certain nut or candy could be a welcome treat on often limited senior budgets. With the help of a home care software or home care system, like ClearCare Online, in home caregivers can be aware of any dietary restrictions and help seniors enjoy their winter treats in a healthful manner.

Finally, warm winter pajamas or slippers make a lovely gift for seniors. To ensure that seniors can move around safely, select well fit pajamas or slippers with a non-slip treat. Caregivers can help seniors get into their new night time attire when helping with dressing tasks assigned via a home care system.

Shopping for seniors may require a little extra thought, but that effort is often highly appreciated – and with the help of a home care software or home care system, such as ClearCare Online, in-home caregivers can help seniors put their gifts to good use.

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