MORE Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents

Posted by Dr. El - December 6, 2010 - Tips for gifts, visits - 10 Comments

To add to last year’s post on Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents, here are more gift ideas to brighten the lives of loves ones in long-term care:
  • Magazine or Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Kindle or other reader that allows for enlarging print
  • Cozy slippers or socks
  • Radio or portable audio player
  • Telephone and monthly service (if folks are going to call)
  • Sheets and pillow cases, for a homey touch
Great gifts from the heart:
  • Decorate the room for the holidays (electric candles only)
  • Go out to the movies
  • Go out to a restaurant, even if it’s just for coffee
  • Go on a holiday lights tour
  • Bring in your laptop to nursing homes with Internet access and make Skype calls to friends and relatives
  • Commit to doing the laundry on a weekly basis
  • Organize closets and dresser drawers