Gifts for Senior Citizens that they’ll actually use are your best bet when it comes to the best gifts for the old people in your life. As we’ve talked about before here at Things For Old People, trinkets and knick-knacks are found in abundance in most seniors homes, and all they do is collect dust. Why not change things up and think about the useful gifts that old people will actually use often?
There is no shortage of gift lists but let’s be honest, they aren’t geared towards senior citizens or products that elderly people need. We’ve done all the legwork for you, researching the needs of many seniors to see what they’d like and what useful gifts seniors would like.
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A walker that doubles as a seat is perfect for home and for outings and a great gift for the elderly. Senior citizens will tell you that losing their independence, specifically their ability to get up and go somewhere, as one of their biggest losses in life.
This folding, lightweight walker also comes with new seamless padded seat, zippered pouch under seat for added privacy and security of personal items and has a 300lbs weight capacity. It’s very highly rated and a consumer favorite among seniors.
Who doesn’t love a great movie? How about 20 of the Academy Award’s Best Picture winners? Some of the best movies of all time, all in one handy collection that will certainly have something that everyone senior citizen will enjoy.
Seniors will love movies from the following time periods. From 1929-1942 and movies like Casablanca and Gone With The Wind, to 1946-1959 and classics like An American In Paris and Ben-Hur. Then enjoy the cinematic masterpieces from 1975-2006 with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Unforgiven.
You need only go to your local grocery store or mall and you’ll see the sheer volume of shopping buggies that old people use. From their grocery shopping trips to their outings to the clothing stores, libraries, etc, these shopping carts are invaluable, helping them to get out and about.
This grocery cart brings something a little more than the others…A seat! Now seniors don’t have to worry about long line-ups at the cash, buses that are running late or tired legs. They can easily flip down the seat and relax for a bit during their adventures. Judging by what people have said about this grocery cart, it’s a wonder why all these shopping buggies don’t have built in seats. It’s genius!
Nothing worse than dusty, dirty floors especially when it’s such a challenge to bend over. Senior citizens love the Roomba, the robot vacuum that does all the dirty work without you having to move from your favorite chair!
The powerful Roomba automatically provides up to 10x the air power on carpets and rugs, where dirt and dust hide. This robot vacuum works on all floor types and at just 3.6″ tall, is specifically designed to fit under most furniture, beds and kickboards.If you have pets, it’s even more fun to watch them case the cleaning robot around!
Safety is always a concern for any senior citizen, especially when it comes to using the bathroom. Slippery and wet floors when getting in and out of the bathtub is a potentially dangerous activity for older people.
This bathtub safety bar locks to the side of the tub, giving seniors a very sturdy railing to use while getting in and out of the bath. Easily positioned and movable, this heavy duty safety bar will allow the elderly to keep bathing without assistance and keep their dignity longer.
One unfortunate byproduct of age, is our need to medicate ourselves more. Whether it be for a chronic illness or a cold, vitamins, minerals or prescriptions, we often find ourselves taking more pills than we can count and even remember!
The Medcenter Pill Organizer is a total lifesaver in many ways. It’ll keep your pills organized by day, it’ll give you an audible alarm to remind you to take them, it’ll also stop you from taking the wrong one and the wrong time. Forgetting to take your pills on time or taking them at the wrong time can often be problematic and sometimes dangerous. this pill organizer will ensure that does not ever happen!
Keeping warm is a priority for the elderly and not just in the Fall and Winter. Thanks to lower body fat and poor circulation, keeping warm is a priority at all times.
One way to reduce costs associated with keeping seniors warm is to provide heat directly to their bodies. Nothing will warm them as efficiently as an electric heating blanket. This Biddeford electric heated blanket with digital control has 10 heat settings to ensure your personal comfort, so you can turn your thermostat down & save energy while staying cozy warm. These heated blankets are machine washable and come with a limited 5 year warranty and in King and Queen sizes.
Technology has advanced to the stage where we can interact with our loved ones from our couch, we can watch our favorite movies and shows whenever we want, and all the information we’d ever need is only a mouse click away.
The Apple iPad is the perfect for seniors for so many great reasons. Firstly, it is an incredibly easy computer to use, even for those elderly people that might be technologically challenged. A large, bright screen, easy to use keyboard and an interface that makes it easy to learn, this device will do so many things for the old people you love. They can use it to see their loved ones via webcam, play games, read books, watch movies, talk to their friends, learn about new things…The possibilities are really endless!
Here’s a gift that many of you will not even want to read, never mind purchase it. The problem with avoiding or ignoring the need to talk about end-of-life is that when someone who you love dies, it is a very stressful, very traumatic event. The last thing you want to be doing is suddenly having to think what to do.
This book, A Good Goodbye will provide the information, inspiration and tools to plan and implement creative, meaningful and memorable end-of-life rituals for people and even pets. Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead – and your family will benefit from the conversation. Learn how to save money, reduce family conflict, and avoid stress at a time of grief. Remember this list of gifts isn’t all about the feel-good parts of life. Death happens and you should be prepared for it, especially when it comes to the seniors in your life.
We know that most senior citizens would prefer to live at home as long as they can before moving into a nursing home. The issue for the ones that love and worry about our elderly, is whether or not they are safe on their own. What if something happens and they need help?
The LogicMark Guardian system is the piece of mind that you want for the seniors you love. This personal safety alarm enables a senior to call 911 in the event of an emergency and speak directly to the emergency operator from anywhere in and around their home with a range of 600 feet. The Guardian requires no monthly subscription or service fee and works like a cordless phone with 911 service and tone dialing. It can be worn around the neck, clipped on a belt or carried it in a pocket at all times. Help breathe a little easier knowing that your older loved ones will get help as soon as they need it, whenever they need it.
We tried to find you gifts for seniors that were practical, useful and would keep them, safe, happy, warm and even entertained! Of course there are tons of things you could get them but they will all tell you, those thoughtful gifts are the ones they really enjoy. Think of the things they will actually use, instead of things you think they