One of the challenges of Father’s Day is finding a present that will show your elderly father that you care. At Home Care Assistance of Anchorage, AK, our caregivers have picked up some wonderful Father’s Day gift ideas over the years. If you’re trying to find a gift that will delight your aging father, read on for a few recommendations.
Tablets and Cellphones
A tablet with Skype capabilities or a prepaid cellphone can be two gifts rolled in one. You guys can enjoy one another’s company while you teach him the basics of his new tablet or cellphone. Start a text message conversation or Skype session with a loved one who lives far away to show your dad how the gift can keep him connected to friends and family.
Consider buying tickets to your father’s favorite sporting event, and spend some quality time together while cheering for his team. If your father has mobility challenges, you might instead add premium sports channels, like ESPN2, to his cable and foot the bill. That way your dad can enjoy endless hours of action from the comfort of home.
If your dad gets restless when he is at home, give him a gift that will get him out of the house. Fathers who are still independent and like to travel will love tickets to guided tours of local attractions. If your father travels less because of mobility challenges, you could also purchase a gift certificate for taxi services, or hire an hourly caregiver Anchorage who can provide your father with mobility assistance on an afternoon trip to visit a nearby museum or park.
Reminding dad of the thousands of happy memories he’s made with family or friends is a wonderful gift. Dig up some old family photos you can organize and put into frames or photo albums. You might also buy a digital picture frame that can store and create slide shows of hundreds of photos.
Finding a wonderful Father’s Day gift is only one way to show your father how much you care. Providing him with flexible, in-home senior care in Anchorage is another way. If your elderly father needs assistance with daily tasks, like cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, getting dressed, or bathing, hiring an hourly or live-in caregiver in Anchorage can provide the help he requires. Learn more by calling a Care Manager at 916.226.3737 and requesting a free, in-home consultation.