Mother’s Day is approaching quickly. People who are family caregivers to their elderly mother may be searching for gift ideas. Knowing what to get a senior isn’t always easy. This can be especially true for older adults who have medical conditions that limit their capabilities. If you’re struggling with what to get your mom this year, below are some ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to please her.
It may seem a bit cliché, but flowers really do make an excellent gift for Mom on her special day. Brightly colored flowers can raise her spirits and make her smile. Flowers are an especially good gift for family caregivers who provide care at a distance. They are easy to order and have delivered no matter where your mom lives. If you’re not inclined to send a bouquet or arrangement that will only last for a short time, you might consider sending her a plant instead. Or, if she’s a gardener, you could take her to a garden center and purchase flowers for her yard.
For mom’s who enjoy reading but are perhaps having difficulty because of poor vision, consider purchasing them an audiobook subscription. Audiobooks are an enjoyable alternative to reading books. They are read by professional voice actors who are adept at making the story come alive. Some are even read by famous actors.
It may seem like an odd gift for an older adult, but a fitness membership is a great way for a family member to show their mother they care about them. When your mom exercises, it improves her health and helps her to live longer. There are fitness classes available that are specifically designed for seniors. There are even some for people with disabilities, such as chair yoga.
Live Play or Concert
Your mother may enjoy going out to a live play or concert. Even if your money is short, you may be able to find something affordable, or perhaps even free, that you can take her to. Search for community theater or perhaps even take her to see a play or concert at the local high school. Getting out and spending some time together doing something you both enjoy is what really counts.
One of the best gifts that family caregivers give to their elderly mom’s is their time. We know that’s something you do all the time as a caregiver, but this Mother’s Day, consider giving her some time that is not focused on caregiving. Watch a movie together, go out for lunch, or even just take a walk.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering a Caregiver in Boulder City, NV please contact the caring staff at Essential Care today at (833) 630-3703.