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Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Caregivers

December 19, 2011

If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for a sibling or elderly parent who’s a caregiver, check out “A Caregiver’s Christmas Wish List” at the AARP website. It’s written by Amy Goyer, who’s a family caregiver herself. She lists intangible items that would make a big difference in her life. For example:

So many very well-meaning people are quick to (lovingly) offer their opinion of what I should be doing differently. …

My wish: to hear more, on a regular basis, about the things I’m doing well – the things you admire. The things I do that make a positive difference in my parents’ lives.

Then head over to “Gift Ideas for Caregivers” at the Washington Post website, which translates some of Goyer’s ideas to more tangible Christmas gifts. For example, set up your own card-of-the-month club: “Find funny and encouraging greeting cards, and send one to the caregiver every month.”

If you want a wish list of items you can buy in a store, read part two of Goyer’s post here.

If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.

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