Top Tips for Giving Your Senior Meaningful Gifts This Holiday Season

Top Tips for Giving Your Senior Meaningful Gifts This Holiday Season

Senior Care in Murray UT

The holiday season can be a particularly special time for you to be a family caregiver. This is an opportunity for you to step outside of your usual care routine and focus on quality time, family traditions, and making precious memories with your parent. One of the ways that you will do this is through gift-giving. You want to know that you are choosing gifts that will truly matter to your aging parent. This will not only help to benefit their life now, but can be meaningful for you years down the line when you celebrate the holidays with future generations. 

Use these tips to help you give your senior meaningful gifts this holiday season:

• Consider their basic needs. Everyone loves a fun holiday gift, but sometimes the most meaningful are the ones that are useful and that address a particular basic need. Giving your aging parent clothing, for example, might not seem very exciting but it can help them to stay comfortable and also boost their self-confidence and emotional health. This is especially useful if your parent has not updated their wardrobe in recent years or has changed sizes.

• Consider their personal needs. Go beyond just thinking about their basic human needs to their individual needs as well. Think about the challenges that they face or the difficulties that they have and ways that they could address these in order to boost their independence and improve their life. This could include items to address low vision, hearing problems, mobility issues, bathing concerns, arthritis, and more.

• Consider their interests. Their holiday gifts do not all need to be utilitarian. Also consider the things that your aging parent enjoys most in life, such as their hobbies, their passions, places that they love to visit, or favorite authors, artists, or musicians. Find creative gifts inspired by these for something that they will enjoy and that will also remind them of you each time that they use it. 

The holiday season is a wonderful time to start elderly care for your aging parent. This time of the year can be busy and stressful for everyone, and you might feel as though you are not able to give your parent the level of attention and care that they need and deserve while you also handle your obligations and responsibilities to your children, family, career, community, and holiday preparations and celebrations. Hiring an elderly home care services provider ensures that any care gaps that arise are effectively and compassionately filled with highly personalized services tailored to your aging parent’s individual needs, personality, and lifestyle. This means that you can focus on what you need to do while still knowing that they are getting everything that they need to stay healthy, happy, safe, and comfortable. This includes being with your parent during family activities and events to ensure that their needs are met while you are still able to handle other tasks such as caring for your children or entertaining guests. This way your parent is able to participate in the holidays as much as is right for them and everyone can enjoy the season more. 

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Murray, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT 

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility.  Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

 

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