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Updated March 21, 2017
Picking out gifts for elderly moms can be tricky. Most have downsized and have no need or desire for a lot of extra “stuff”. Those living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities have special requirements and needs. Here are a few gift suggestions for this special group of moms.Gift suggestions for elderly moms living in nursing homes or assisted living. Click To Tweet
Gifts for Elderly Moms
A Digital Photo Frame
Moms everywhere love family pictures. But when you get to the age where you have children, grandchildren and then great-grandchildren, there isn’t room for all those framed pictures. NIX Advance – 12 inch Digital Photo & HD Video (720p) Frame with Motion Sensor & 8GB Memory – X12D holds lots of digital photos and videos. It also has a sensor that turns on and off when you enter and leave the room. Perfect for holding all the pictures of those they love!
Tote for Walker or Scooter
It’s hard to carry a purse when you walk with a walker. This RMS Tote for Walker, Rollator or Scooter, Water Resistant, Vivid Butterfly Design has outside storage pockets for a phone and water bottles. Inside, there is a spot for her key ring and credit cards/id. Velcro closure.
If you are in a wheelchair, you need a place for your stuff. This Wheelchair Back Bag With Secure Zip Closure Essential Wheelchair Accessory Compatible with Rolling Walkers & Transport Chairs – Hands Free Storage for Disability Equipment is like a backpack for your wheelchair. Secure zipper closure and shoulder strap make it easy to transport to and from wheelchair as needed.
The Hog Wild Peeramid Bookrest, Sage Green makes reading in bed easy and comfortable. Rest your book on the ledge for hands-free reading at the perfect angle.
If mom has trouble sleeping, consider the HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver. Six relaxation sounds, battery-operated for easy portability and automatic shut-off timer.
Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers – When you get this for mom, she will have a huge selection of books, movies and games. With Alexa voice commands, all she has to do is say what she wants and it’s there!
Amazon Echo – Blackis a great tool for seniors, especially those with dementia. The voice-activated Alexa answers questions like, what time is it, what’s the weather like and looks up information like “what’s on TV tonight”. Plays music and reads audible books. Tells fun jokes & riddles. Lots of features to keep the brain active. See the full review here on how Alexa is great for seniors.
Subscription to Audible to listen to audio books.
Large Print Playing Cards
Bicycle Large Print Playing Cards are easy to see and read. Playing cards – either solitaire or a game with others is one way to help keep the mind sharp.
Ableware 15″ Playing Card Holder for moms who have a hard time holding cards.
Covered Perfectly Leisure Suit – This super soft and comfortable leisure suit is perfect for daytime or bedtime. Machine washable, hang dry. Elastic waistband.
Box of Good Quality Chocolates
Diet permitting, a box of good quality chocolates is always welcome! Godiva Chocolatier Classic Gold Ballotin, 19 Count, Net Wt 7.2 oz will do the trick. Just lift the lid – nothing to unwrap.
A Door Wreath like this one from Whimsical Wreaths by Amy not only brightens up Mom’s decor – in an assisted living or nursing home facility, it can help her find her room in a place where all the doors look just alike. Amy made her first wreath for her grandfather for just this purpose. (Wreaths are not an affiliate link). Wreath choices here.
Gifts are great. A treat to show that you remembered your Mom. But the most important gift you can give is your time. Time to be together doing what mom wants to do. Listening to her stories (even the ones you’ve heard a million times), going through old photos together, enjoying her favorite meal. Treasure the time you have with your Mom now!
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