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A Care Package Is a Thoughtful Gift

Mar 15

A care package is a thoughtful gift to show your loved one that you are thinking about them. Whether they are recovering at home from an injury or illness, are living with dementia or Alzheimer's, or are recently relocated to a senior living facility, a care package can help brighten their day and remind them that they are not alone. It's a special way to say "I love you."

A framed photo of your loved one is an excellent addition to any care package. It provides a sense of familiarity and comfort, and can even trigger happy memories. A scrapbook of treasured photographs is also a beautiful and heartwarming option.

Entertainment items are a great way to pass the time and keep your loved one's mind stimulated. Adding a puzzle workbook like crosswords or sudoku is an easy and affordable way to add an entertaining element to any care package. You can also add a deck of cards for fun, or a book or two - be sure to select something in large print for easy reading.

Including a snack or a few treats can give your elderly care package a delicious and sweet element. This could be their favorite candy, a box of cookies, or a bag of their favorite nuts. A scented lotion, a scented candle, or a gift soap can also be a nice addition to their care package. A bath kit with a new soap, lotion, and a foot scrub can be a relaxing addition as well.

Personal care items are essential Care Packages for seniors, and should always be a top priority. A few examples include small toiletries, hand lotion, lip balm, a comb or brush, and products such as Depends (if necessary). In some cases, a person's circumstances can change, so it is important to regularly review their care plan. If you are concerned about their ability to care for themselves or their environment, consult a medical professional to ensure they have what they need.

A personal touch to any elderly care package is always appreciated, and can be as simple as a short handwritten note or an adorable handmade card from the kids. You can also consider adding a plant or flower to their care package to bring a bit of nature into their life.

When putting together a care package for an elderly friend or family member, be mindful of their dietary needs, and make sure any food items are not perishable. If you are shipping the care package, choose a sturdy box with enough padding to prevent breakage. Also, consider adding a few extra items for their comfort, such as a lap blanket or fuzzy slippers, a journal with special pens, a knitted scarf, a playlist of their favorite songs burned to a CD, or a Himalayan salt lamp.

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