Best Holiday Gifts for Seniors with Mobility Issues
“Spending time with you is the best gift,” is usually the response we get when we ask our senior loved ones what they want for the holidays. Although this sentiment might be true, you still want to get them a thoughtful and useful gift. Perhaps, even one that will help them to move around easier? With that said, our assisted living team in Collingswood, NJ has put together a list of the best holiday gifts for seniors who may have mobility issues.
Food delivery subscription. The best gift of all? Food! And who doesn’t need groceries? Let your senior loved one with limited mobility skip traveling to the grocery store and having to lug around a heavy cart. Register them with their local grocery store for weekly or biweekly food deliveries.
Uber or Lyft gift card. This gift requires a bit of a learning curve. Set aside time with mom or dad and teach them how to download and use ride-share services like Uber and Lyft on their smartphone. Once they have it down-pat, show them how to redeem gift cards so they are able to get from destination to destination more easily.
Heated mattress pad. Not only an ideal solution for stiff muscles and joints but also a cozy gift to help your senior loved one sleep better. This is a great gift for mom or dad because it is something they will not likely buy for themselves.
Non-slip shoes or slippers. Everyone with mobility issues should have a set of non-slip shoes and slippers. Non-slip shoes have sturdier soles with better traction to reduce the risk of slipping and falling on slick surfaces. They are a must-have gift, especially for seniors who may still be living at home alone.
Offset cane. An offset cane differs from the standard cane in the best way possible. The offset shape of the cane provides more support to the wrist, ideal for seniors who suffer from arthritis. The soft grip of the cane provides added comfort and the attached strap ensures an extra measure of safety for seniors with limited mobility. Offset canes are available in a wide variety of colors and designs to suit your loved one’s unique style!
Celebrate the holidays in Collingswood
If your loved one with mobility issues doesn’t feel comfortable leaving assisted living for the holidays, bring the holidays to them! At UMC at Collingswood, we encourage visitation from family and friends during this joyful season and will have some festive activities planned on-site! Our specialized caregivers will also be available 24/7 to assist you and your loved one, ensuring everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday visit at UMC.