Five Gift Ideas for Dads in Care Homes
Knowing what to give an older man can be difficult at the best of times, but especially if they are living in a care home. We've therefore put our thinking caps on to come up with five Father's Day Gift Ideas for Dads in Care Homes.
A Colourful Cushion
We know our loved ones are being looked after in their care homes, but their individual rooms can be a bit bland. So why not treat your Dad to a cushion to use on their bed or armchair. It will add a bit of colour and personality to the room where options to do this are limited.
With most care home residents spending their time in between their room, the common areas and a garden, hard-soled slippers are perfect. They are comfortable, easy to put on, but hard wearing enough to be used outdoor as well as indoors.
Our Mercredy slippers are made from recycled plastic bottles which makes them hard wearing and difficult to stain. Both slip-on and shoe styles are available. Click here to see them.
Jigsaw puzzles can be done in short bursts and can remind your Father of places they have visited, artwork they have enjoyed, food they like to eat and more. If space is a bit limited then it might be worth considering Puzzle Sorting Trays too.
If your Dad has dementia or Alzheimer's then I recommend the Alzheimer's Society shop as it has much simpler puzzles of 16 and 100 pieces.
Snap card games are great for all ages; they are easy rules, can be played at whatever speed suits the players, are generally colourful. This is an activity that you or your children can play with your Dad on a visit, but that he could also play with other residents.
Easy to use Belt
If their dexterity is going then using things like belts can start to be tricky. These woven, elasticated belts are great as the prong can fit in anywhere, so no needing to carefully match it up with the right hole.
For a bonus idea, there is of course always some sweet treats. Whether special chocolates or biscuits they are sure to be enjoyed.