The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, yet they can also be stressful. The holiday season brings joy and quality time with loved ones, but with that comes the expectation of gift-giving. For many, purchasing gifts for family and friends can be stressful, but it can be especially difficult for the elderly. At Footprints Home Care, we understand the difficulties faced by seniors who may be concerned about the cost of giving gifts, crowded stores, and not knowing what younger generations may like. Here are a few tips to help alleviate the stress of gifts for your elderly family members this holiday season.
Many seniors still feel the need to give gifts to their children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren during the holidays. Purchasing gifts may be particularly difficult this year as the price of many items has increased, and many seniors are on a fixed income. This season, suggest to elderly loved ones that they no longer need to purchase gifts. There are many wonderful options that can alleviate the financial burden of gift-giving,
- Write a letter- Writing a letter is a great gift option. This is something your loved ones can do for each family member. Letters can be heartfelt, share special memories, and make a keepsake for years.
- Quality time- Older family members, especially those in senior care, may have difficulty with gift ideas. Spending quality time with loved ones and creating new special memories is a great alternative to a present.
- Gifting family heirlooms- Many families have important pieces of memorabilia commonly possessed by the family’s senior members. The holidays are a great time to gift these items to younger generations and explain their importance. Giving old photos is a perfect option as they come with fascinating stories to enjoy together.
Holiday gift-giving doesn’t have to be difficult. The holidays are a time to be enjoyed with loved ones. At Footprints Home Care, we treat your family as if they were our own, not only during the holidays but year-round. If you require senior care, whether it’s for a few hours at a time or 24/7 home care, reach out to us. Our caregivers are here to lend a helping hand.