Choosing gifts for elderly fathers can be challenging. 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 is my list of gifts for elderly fathers.
Gifts for Elderly Fathers
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A Digital Photo Frame
Who doesn’t like to be surrounded by 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!
Digital Calendar and Clock
DayClox – The Original Memory Loss Digital Calendar Day Clock with Extra Large Non-Abbreviated Day & Month. Perfect for Seniors This clock/calendar combination clearly spells out the full day of the week, month and date with no abbreviations that can be confusing to seniors who suffer from memory loss. The display is large, bright, non-glare, clear and can be seen from across the room.
Large Button Remote
Flipper Big Button Universal Remote for 2 Devices is a Senior friendly remote features large tactile buttons. You can pre-program up to 30 channels. Setup locks to prevent reprogramming of TV.
If Dad 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.
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.
Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers – When you get this for Dad, he will have a huge selection of books, movies, and games. With Alexa voice commands, all he has to do is say what he 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.
Easy On & Off Pants
Pembrook Men’s Elastic Waist and Side Snap Twill Casual Pant – XL – Tan features 4 snaps on each side for easy on & off. Perfect for men who need extra room or require assistance dressing. Machine wash & dry.
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.
A Door Wreath from Whimsical Wreaths by Amy featuring his favorite sport’s team can brighten up Dad’s space. In an assisted living or nursing home facility, it can also help him find his 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 Dad. But the most important gift you can give is your time. Time to be together doing what Dad wants to do. Listening to his stories (even the ones you’ve heard a million times), going through old photos together, watching the game or enjoying his favorite meal. Treasure the time you have with your Dad now!
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