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5 Thoughtful Gifts Every Family Caregiver Deserves This Christmas

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on

This holiday season, make sure that you include a gift for the Palm Desert live-in caregiver on your shopping list. It is important to choose the gift that will be meaningful to him or her. Here are some creative ideas to help you find a thoughtful gift for your loved one.

1. Thrilling Book

Family caregivers spend a lot of time worrying about their senior loved ones. The chance to escape for even five minutes into the pages of a great book has been shown to be highly beneficial for them. Palm Desert senior care professionals recommend choosing one that the caregiver will really enjoy, depending on his or her specific taste in genre.

2. Arts and Crafts

Many family caregivers often do not have the money that they wish that they had to spend on a hobby that they enjoy doing. Therefore, head to your nearest hobby store and choose a craft that your family caregiver will enjoy doing at home.

3. Journal

The opportunity to write out how they are feeling is very beneficial for many family caregivers. Give the caregiver in your life the gift of a pretty journal this holiday season. If he or she has never written in a journal before, then look for options that have some leading questions to get your loved one started on this important task.

4. Tasty Food

Food can be a very meaningful gift this holiday season. Consider organizing a calendar where you and your friends will give the gift of a meal at least once a month. Then, that person agrees to stay with the senior for a couple of hours so that the caregiver can spend time focusing on him or herself. 

5. Time Off

The most important gift that you can give a family caregiver this holiday season cannot be brought in any store because it is the gift of your time. Look for opportunities to be of service to the caregiver and the senior this year. You will love the experience and so will they.

There are many gifts that you can give family caregivers this year, including the gift of respite Alzheimer’s, dementia or stroke home care in Palm Desert. Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of these and other in-home services in order to help family caregivers get the time they need to recharge knowing that their loved ones are in good hands. Call (760) 345-0001 today to learn more about our services and how they benefit the elderly.