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Are you hosting a get-together and expecting a senior loved one? Perhaps you’re a relative attending their holiday soiree. Either way, the holidays are a time for fun and celebration, and what could be more fun than some booze, food, and gifts? 

If your loved one receives assistance from one of our home health aides in Philadelphia, PA, chances are they’re getting a little help this holiday season. But wouldn’t it be nice to surprise them with some treats they wouldn’t expect? Sure, shopping for a senior family member can be a little challenging. However, it’s important to let your loved one know you haven’t forgotten about them, especially during this time of year. Here are three things that will score you extra hugs and kisses this year:

Gifts 

A Tablet/iPad — These all-in-one devices are perfect for senior loved ones. With touch screen technology, they’ll be able to get entertainment, connect with family and friends, listen to music, and browse the internet — among many other things. 

Amazon Alexa — Technology provides a new way of living, with convenience as its primary benefit. Get your loved one the popular virtual assistant from Amazon — Alexa. Equipped with voice command, Alexa can get the news, control lights, play music, make phone calls, and so much more. 

A Robot Vacuum — If your loved one is living in their home, make daily tasks a breeze by getting them a robot vacuum that does all the dirty work for them. 

Wireless Item Locator — Forgetfulness and memory loss can be quite common among seniors. Make it easier for your loved one to find their possessions by gifting them an electronic item locator. You can find many variations of this, so do some research and get one that you believe will be the most convenient for them. 

Food 

Bring your loved one’s favorite dish to their gathering or whip up something everyone would love. Simple and tasty dishes are always the talk of the night, some of which include: 

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Traditional Lasagna
  • Chicken Casserole 
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Fried Brussel Sprouts
  • Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Drinks 

If you really want to take home the cake, recreate your loved one’s favorite drinks with a modern twist. Check out the infographic below for some fun ideas:

Tis the season! So spread some holiday cheer that will last all year. To learn more about our in-home therapy services in Philadelphia, PA, get in touch with a Caring Family Home Health team member today at 215-631-8437. 

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