Gift Ideas For The Independent Elderly

When someone has lived their entire life independently; doing everything by themselves, taking care of themselves alone, and even earning their own keep, having to suddenly become dependent on someone due to age or sickness can be irritating, exasperating, and can even hurt their pride.

It doesn’t matter even if it’s their own children or grandchildren that takes care of them now, they still won’t adjust to the idea of being “taken care of” easily. Some even feel like they’ve become a burden to their family, also check this comfortable electric adjustable beds.

Of course, the family doesn’t feel so.

So what do you gift these independent elderly, parents or grandparent, that it’ll not only lift their spirits, but also give a little “control” over their lives?

Here are our gift ideas.

To the once tech savvy.
People tend to forget that even the elderly are smart and can be quite tech savvy if given the chance. People stuck in wheelchairs especially will enjoy an iPad mini or a Kindle. While they cannot explore the world bodily, a device as such would be perfect for them to keep in touch with their friends, explore the unknown and even exercise their brain through games and apps.

Good quality headphone can make wonderful gifts for those in wheelchairs, and even those of whom who’s eyesight or hearing is failing. Using this, they could watch movies with everyone, and even listen to audio books.

For the “I’ll do it myself!”
You never know how stubborn your elders could be until they’re forced to do something they’ve done all their lives alone, with the assistance of someone else. Taking a bath alone especially seems to be something anyone, young or old, prefer doing without assistance. Bathtub grips are perfect for your stubborn loved ones. They fit into the side of the tub, and can aid them in pulling themselves up and out of the tub after their shower. Pair this together with slip-free silicon bathmats and watch as your gift of freedom makes your loved one’s eye shine.

For the free yet forgetful.
Forgetting where you keep things are a problem everyone faces; especially the elderly. Simply forgetting where you’ve kept your car keys can be very frustrating. If your loved ones face this same problem, then a digital key finder for their keys can be a lifesaver.

Sometimes, your mind ages a lot faster than your body does. This means your elderly are still capable of doing their work themselves, but their forgetfulness often makes them a danger to themselves. Forgetting who you are or how to get home can be very scary; so you need to keep a close watch on them. Gifting them a bracelet or chain that has their name and address artfully incorporated can be a thoughtful and sweet gift. It will also give them the freedom to go places without your constant supervision…you gift them their freedom—temporarily at least.