With the holidays fast approaching, people all over the country are rushing into shopping malls in search of the perfect gifts for their loved ones. There are some who believe, however, that the elderly loved ones in their lives are hard to shop for. For the most part, today’s latest gadgets aren’t used by seniors. And many older folks don’t particularly care for nights out on the town.
So What Gifts Are Best Suited for Our Elderly Loved Ones?
At Forward Day, we believe that it’s less about the actual gift itself and more about the feeling one bestows on his/her older relative. In many cases, our parents and grandparents simply want more time spent with the members of their families. Taking them for dinner or even spending time with them at home is often gift enough.
However, seniors also value their independence. It’s important to offer our older family members gifts that can help them to get around on their own. Of course, this is especially important for older individuals who have mobility issues. Canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters – these are all potential gifts for the elderly loved one in your life who wishes to be move about more independently.
The Safeguarding of a Bathroom Is a Top Choice Gift
It may sound strange, but taking steps to make your bathroom safer may be the most valuable gift you can give an older member of your family. The bathroom is notorious for being one of the most dangerous rooms in the home. As we’ve pointed out in many past blogs, the slippery surfaces in bathrooms make them prime locations for slips and falls. Slips and falls, of course, lead to injuries. And seniors who endure injuries often have long recovery processes.
Sadly, some don’t recover at all! On Holidappy.com, bathroom modifications are listed as a top choice gift for seniors “who don’t want anything.” “For seniors who have difficulty bending or limited mobility due to an injury, the bathroom is probably the most dangerous room of the house,” the site reads, “Bathroom accessories, like bathtub grips, can provide a sense of security when using the shower and would be appreciated. Make sure to offer to help install these handles for them.”
Taking the Bathroom out of the Equation Altogether May Be the Best Gift of All!
For seniors who truly value their independence as well as their safety and their privacy, Forward Day has the ideal solution! Our Shower Bay portable showers take the danger factor out of the equation when it comes to bathrooms. And that’s because they can be snapped together in any room of the home where a faucet is within reach. No bathroom is needed!
Shower Bay enables seniors in shower wheelchairs to enjoy full and thorough showers with running water in a private tub. That way, they can enjoy independence, safety and privacy all in one soothing and cleansing experience.
The Shower Bay portable shower may just be the perfect gift for your elderly loved one! For more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-877-223-8999 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.