Christmas Gift Ideas for Seniors That Value Their Health, Safety, and Independence

As Christmas draws near, many are struggling to think of the perfect gift for an aging parent, grandparent, or other loved older loved one. This is often a challenging endeavor because many of the seniors that we know and love often seem to have everything that they want and/or need.

Christmas Gift For Seniors

However, just as we are upon a new season of gift giving, your loved one is now experiencing a new season of their life. As we age, there are certain things that we value more than anything else – apart from seeing and spending time with our loved ones – that is our health, our safety, and our ability to maintain our independence for as long as possible.

In this article, you will be introduced to 3 Christmas gift ideas that the senior in your life will find practical and essential to their day-to-day lives.

Outdoor Ramps

As we grow older, architectural barriers – such as steps, porches, and ledges – become extremely troublesome. This is especially true if mobility devices – such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs, or scooters – are used.

When we age, our rate of travel, the amount of distance we are able to travel, and the time it takes to move from one location to another all change. However, by incorporating an outdoor ramp to the entry points of the home, seniors will be able to easily move inside and outside of the structure, without being hindered by obstacles.

If you want to give the “perfect” gift this Christmas, start with an outdoor ramp for each door to the home that allows your loved one to go inside and outside of the home.

Grab Bars

As we increase in age, it is not just our mobility that is impacted. Our range of motion becomes more limited and our balance often suffers. As a result, we are more prone to falls. This is where grab bars come into play.

By giving the gift of grab bars and the installation of these items throughout key areas throughout the home, you are not only giving the gift of freedom of movement within the structure, but you are also providing peace of mind as these specially-designed products will keep your loved one balanced, confident, and safe from unexpected trips, slips, and falls.

Bed Rails

As we age, the process of getting in and out of our beds becomes more challenging and more dangerous. Blood pressure drops, slips on bedding and night clothes, and even accidental falls are more prevalent.

To help your loved one facilitate the process of a safe transfer when it comes to getting in and out of their bed, you should give the gift of bed rails. As a result of this one safety measure, your aging loved one will be safer and will be able to maintain their independence for longer.

Let Us Help

We here at Back Home Safely have the highest-rated safety and accessibility in New Jersey products. Not only do we offer our clients the best quality products, but we have the most competitive pricing models and also offer installation!

For more information or to get your gifts, simply contact us today at: 973-219-4147