Choosing the perfect gift for your grandparents can sometimes be a challenge, but selecting thoughtful and practical gifts that enhance their daily living can make a significant difference in their lives. This guide provides you with a range of daily living aids that can bring comfort, convenience, and joy to your grandparents.
Consider purchasing clothing with features like easy-to-fashion buttons, Velcro closures, or magnetic closures. These adaptations can make dressing and undressing easier for grandparents with limited dexterity.
Grab Bars & Handrails:
Installing grab bars and handrails in bathrooms and other key areas can greatly enhance safety and stability, helping prevent falls and providing support for balance.
While they may not thank you for installing the average white options in their home, there are various colour options on the market to suit their home better. GROHE have a number of stylish options.
A Reacher or Grabber tool is an excellent and nifty gift to give the grandparents (I’ve got one myself for when I can’t reach behind or under places at home). We all know that as we age our backs and knees can play up so having a Reacher/Grabber is excellent for picking up items that are out of reach. They minimise the need for bending or stretching. The vast majority of mobility stores will have a range of them. Homecare Medical have stores all over the country.
A bedside organiser can help keep essential items like their medications, glasses and water within easy reach. In fact, we have seen a number of customers use the Muggi Cup Holder for this.
Large Print Books & Magnifiers:
For grandparents with visual impairments, large print books magnifiers can help them to continue to enjoy reading and hobbies. Due to the fact that there are over 1 million books out there, it would need to be a specific Google search for that particular copy. When it comes to magnifiers, mobility stores will have these for sale.
The kitchen is a well populated place in the home, especially in Ireland. This is why new and easy to use kitchen appliances and gadgets could be perfect for the grandparents. Look for adaptive kitchen tools like easy-grip utensils, jar openers (like our Uccello Grip Mat) and cutting aids. This can make cooking and baking easy and more manageable.
Going a step further, the Uccello Kettle could be the perfect idea, we Irish have at least 6 cups of tea a day. Nationally that will be over 30 million cuppas a day. If either grandparent struggles with the kettle, this could be ideal. It also comes in an easy to wrap square box.
Seat Cushions & Back Supports:
It’s that time of year where we are all in doors more so think about your grandparents favourite chair. Has it looked better? Could it be more comfortable? Comfortable seat cushion and back support can make sitting for extended periods more comfortable, especially if your loved ones have mobility issues. Click here to find an option for you.
Selecting thoughtful daily living aids for your grandparents shows you care and are considerate. These practical gifts can enhance their daily lives, promote independence, and bring comfort to their routines.
Remember to consider their specific needs and preferences when choosing the most suitable gifts from our guide.