Perfect Birthday Gift Ideas for a senior citizen turning 70 and above. Everyone loves things that are specifically relevant to them, so a heartfelt well planned birthday gift present to any elderly person in your life will warm their hearts. The senior citizens will be glad you took their needs into account and will be thrilled with the end result.
70th, 80th, 90th Years of Memories Party
Take a walk down memory lane by putting together a slideshow and/or photo album of the years of their life. Bring out the old-school party favors and decorate the way they remember life when they were a kid. Re-enact a favorite memory or re-enact an old picture together.
Simplified Technology Gifts
If you have elderly parents or loved ones who haven’t necessarily embraced tech, they may be living with inconveniences that could be solved with gadgets. By identifying what electronic devices could benefit them, you should be able to come up with some of the most useful gifts. Choosing the most useful tech gift for a senior involves thinking about what they need and what they can learn to use. Many tech gifts can be confusing and counterproductive to what each of you wants to accomplish.
Ring Video Doorbell
Seniors living alone are targets of scammers and thieves. A Ring doorbell detects and captures video motion within 30 feet of the camera. If someone rings your doorbell, you can look on your smartphone to see who is there and communicate with the person without answering the door. It’s a lovely gift for someone that might struggle to answer their door or for anyone that has concerns about how security. If the user authorizes you to use their account, you can also use Ring to check in on them throughout the day.
AudioRange TV Headphones: For does your older loved one seem to be turning their TV up louder and louder each time you visit? A TV headphones could be of help.
Voice-activated devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home serve several purposes: convenience and safety, and the other purposes are more along the lines of fun. The convenience of voice-activated devices is that they can control locking doors, turning on lights, and giving reminders. These systems can tell the time and the weather and provide the news. For someone who is bed-ridden, a voice-activated device can mean the difference between being dependent and having some degree of control over the environment.
Monitoring technology offers more advanced systems that can send a video of movement, detect falls, and open doors and windows. Most of these systems use cameras and can interface with other devices like a smartwatch or phone.
A cell phone for a senior is almost essential these days. Cell phones allow more freedom of movement, increased communication, and provide safety. For a loved one in a nursing home, a cell phone can be a vital connection to the outside world. What kind of cell phone should you get for an aging adult?
The tendency might be to get a simple flip phone which is fine for basic calling out and receiving calls. But if an aging adult can learn to use a smartphone, the rewards will be immense. A smartphone will tie in all other benefits of technology, including health, safety, brain stimulation, and fun.
Automated pill dispensers
Medication compliance and medication errors are significant problems for seniors, resulting in medical complications and even emergency room visits. Automated pill dispensers can be programmed to sound alarms and deliver the correct number of pills up to six times a day. An automated pill dispenser can be valuable for an aging adult who doesn’t have a severe cognitive impairment.