Finding the most useful gifts for a family member who lives in a long-term care community to enjoy can be challenging. Older adults have received a lifetime of gifts, but over the years, their needs may have changed, according to aPlaceforMom.com. They may be dealing with physical health issues or memory loss and have needs for everyday items that wouldn’t normally come to mind.
What most people want is TIME with their family members over anything else. If you can’t be there in person, an old-fashioned phone call is the next best thing. If your loved one can’t make it home for the holidays, bring some of their favorite foods and decorations to them.
In addition to giving your time, Masonic Village team members offer the following suggestions for appropriate holiday gifts for loved ones residing in a nursing or personal care home:
At Masonic Village’s Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill and Warminster locations, browse the gift shops for ideas and ask about gift certificates.
For additional gift ideas, visit the Masonic Village Giving Catalog.