Ask Your Caregiver: Tips for Dementia Gifts

Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014

dreamstime_2046837Who better to ask than your elderly loved one’s caregiver for tips on gifts?  If you are wondering what to buy for your parent, grandparent, in-law, or distant relative, asking the person who is around your family member all day every day is the smartest thing you can do.  After all, if the caregiver provides live-in services most days of the week, he or she will know what your elderly loved one needs and wants.  Their caregiver will give you great insight into what kinds of gadgets will enhance the quality of living for both care partner and care recipient.

Here are a few ideas from A-1 Home Care that you may consider when giving gifts for your loved ones:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • A compilation of your loved one’s favorite songs in an audio file
  • A new phone that’s user-friendly for seniors
  • A respite caregiver who provides relief for the family caregiver
  • GPS shoes that alert family members and caregivers of a senior’s whereabouts
  • “Smart” clothing that has sensors to monitor an elderly loved one’s heart rate, blood sugar levels, respiration, etc.
  • An oversized television remote control


A-1 Home Care wishes everyone “Happy Holidays” and a Happy New Year!  Start the year off right with the right home care assistance and technology gadgets that will make your life easier.  If you are a family caregiver looking for an extra pair of hands and feet to take the load off your shoulders, A-1 Home Care provides round-the-clock live-in care and hourly care for you and your entire family.   If you have experienced the joys of caregiving and would like to join A-1 Home Care’s winning team, contact us today!


Call A-1 Home Care for home care or caregiver referral career opportunities in Los Angeles County  (562) 929-8400 or Orange County (949) 650-3800!

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