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Locating The Perfect Holiday Presents For Your Elderly Loved Ones

For many Canadians, the beginning of November means the beginning of the holiday shopping season. It’s a very busy time of year for both consumers and merchants alike. It can also be a tough time of year for shoppers who aren’t quite sure what gifts to buy for their loved ones. This is especially true for those buying for older adults. Allow us to help you select the perfect holiday presents for the seniors in your family!

Create a personalized photo album.

Gather your favourite family photos and create a beautiful, custom album filled with memories that will warm their hearts. As they flip through the pages, they will be reminded of the love and laughter your family shares. Photo albums are especially thoughtful gifts for individuals who are battling with dementia.

“For those with dementia, photographs can be a great keepsake as it keeps a collection of their most sentimental memories in one place, ensuring they can easily remind themselves of their memories,” notes the UK’s Crouched Friars website, “Order images chronologically, creating a timeline of events. This will support them in processing how people from their past may have changed.”

Dress them up in cool new gear.

Who says seniors can’t be stylish? Of course, while you’re locating clothing and accessories for your elderly loved ones, be sure to keep comfort in mind. Quality footwear is essential for seniors. Consider comfortable slippers or orthopedic shoes as they can make a significant difference with daily comfort and mobility. Look for options with cushioned soles, arch support, and easy-to-fasten closures. Buying some wearable technology is also a great idea.

“The phrase ‘wearable technology’ describes any technology worn as an accessory -wearable electronics like smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart jewellery, etc.,” explains Christian Levy Laron of Tita Homecare, “Your elderly parents may benefit significantly from wearable technology because it may be used by loved ones to track their locations, keep them informed of their condition, and warn of any impending danger.”

Give them gifts that keep them active.

Houseplants are both beautiful and healthy additions to any home. They provide air-freshening qualities and a sense of tranquility while also brightening your loved one’s living space. Take things a step further by gifting the senior in your life with an indoor plant or herb garden kit. Low-maintenance plants like succulents or a windowsill herb garden can add a pop of greenery. It will also create their joy of growing their own herbs for cooking.

Of course, there are many other gifts that can keep your elderly loved ones active. Stimulate their minds and keep them engaged with a variety of puzzle sets and brain-teasers. Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku books or even digital puzzle apps can provide hours of enjoyable mental exercise and relaxation.

Improve their safety with a stair lift.

Does your elderly loved one experience pain and/or discomfort when climbing the stairs of your home? The last thing you want is for him/her to experience a fall on the steps. “Unsurprisingly, stairs are the most common places where falls occur (25.7%),” informs Jim Closs of Age Safe Canada, “Every year in Ontario alone, falls on stairs account for almost 25,000 emergency department visits and around 5,000 hospitalizations.”

By installing a stair lift in your home, you eliminate the possibility of your elderly loved one falling on the stairs. To learn all about the stair lifts offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at info@lifecaremobility.ca. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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