What’s a Good Gift for an Aging Parent?

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When buying gifts for a senior you love for a birthday or during the holiday season, it’s good to think outside the box. It can be difficult to find just the right thing, so treat your loved one to a nice surprise with any of the following.


Gopher Pick Up & Reach Tool

This awesome grabbing tool allows the user to pick up small items that are just out of reach. It’s perfect for seniors who aren’t able to easily get to items nearby or may have trouble reaching high shelves.

Living independently is important for seniors who want to maintain a high quality of life. For some, this simply means receiving help with tasks that have become more challenging to manage over time. Even when families have the best intentions, they may not have the time to provide the care their elderly loved ones need and deserve. If your loved one needs help for a few hours a day or a few days a week, reach out to Assisting Hands Home Care, a trusted provider of respite care Potomac seniors can depend on.


Watch with Large Numbers

Many seniors like to wear wristwatches, but it may be difficult for them to see the small hands on the dial. Giving your loved one a watch with large numbers allows him or her to easily check the time and still have all the style of a wristwatch.


Fuzzy Robe

People of all ages appreciate really soft robes. Your loved one can relax in a fluffy robe, and it can also keep him or her warm, which is important because people tend to get cold more easily with age. Add in a pair of slippers or warm nonslip socks for maximum comfort.


Backrest Pillow

These pillows are great for supporting the neck and back when sitting up in bed. Perfect for seniors who like to read in bed or watch television, this pillow will allow your loved one to sit up without as much strain on his or her neck and back.


Warm Compress

These microwavable packs do wonders for muscle pain. They can be applied to the back, neck, and legs, and there are even some for the eyes. Their impact won’t go unappreciated.

Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality elderly home care. Trust Assisting Hands Home Care to help your elderly loved one age in place safely and comfortably.


Subscription to Amazon Prime 

Sometimes it can be difficult for seniors to get to the store, so giving your loved one an Amazon Prime account allows him or her to order food, vitamins, and health supplies without leaving the house.

A professional caregiver can help your loved one with grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, and preparing nutritious meals. If your aging loved one needs help managing everyday tasks or encouragement to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, turn to Assisting Hands Home Care, a leading provider of home care. Potomac Assisting Hands Home Care provides professional in-home caregivers around the clock to help seniors live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Call one of our friendly Care Specialists today to learn more about our customized care plans.