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What to Buy for a Senior on Black Friday

Philadelphia in-home care isn’t just about helping with daily tasks. Sometimes all it takes for a senior to have a good day is to know someone was thoughtful enough to bring him or her a gift. One of the best times to shop for a senior is on Black Friday because the creative gift choices and deals offered on this day can’t be beat. If you aren’t sure what to get your elderly loved one, here are some gift options that can both bring a smile and enhance his or her life.

Electronic Magnifier

If your loved one has impaired vision or macular degeneration, a portable electronic magnifier is an ideal gift. It can be used for reading menus and prescription bottles, and it can also be tilted to magnify while he or she writes. An electronic magnifier can easily be carried around the house or during outdoor trips.

Headlamp

A hands free headlamp can help keep your loved one from straining his or her eyes. It’s the perfect gift for seniors who need extra light when they’re reading. It’s also excellent if your loved one enjoys making crafts, needlework, or participating in a variety of other hobbies.

Gel Chef’s Mat

Seniors with back pain and foot pain will find gel chef’s mats to be a wonderful gift option. They can be placed in a kitchen or any area your loved one stands for an extended period of a time. Gel mats were specifically designed to take the strain off of the knees and hips. As a bonus, these stylish mats can also protect the floors in your loved one’s home.

Radio with a Remote Control

A radio that comes with a remote control can make some aspects of your loved one’s life much easier. He or she can turn the radio volume up or down without having to get up, which could prevent him or her from falling. It’s the perfect gift choice if your loved one has any mobility issues.

While the above gifts can help promote your loved one’s safety and independence, if you feel he or she could benefit from additional help around the house, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our highly trained caregivers are available 24/7, and we also offer specialized Alzheimer’s, stroke, and Parkinson’s care in Philadelphia. To learn more about our senior care services and to schedule a free consultation, call (215) 645.4663 or (484) 643.4663 today.