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Handmade Christmas Gifts Seniors Can Make For Their Families

Home Care in Ferndale FL
Home Care in Ferndale FL

Making Christmas gifts is a fantastic way to keep your senior loved one working on something that will be treasured within the family. Whether you have a home care provider help your senior one loved one make these gifts or you help you senior parent make them they are sure to become family heirlooms:


If your senior parent can knit or crochet they can work on making some warm winter afghans to gift to family members. Knitting and crocheting are fantastic activities for helping seniors keep the dexterity in their hands. And counting stitches and following a pattern is great for helping seniors retain their cognitive skills.

Christmas Ornaments

Did you ever make Christmas ornaments with your parent when you were young? Now you can make them again with your senior parent. You can buy clear Christmas ornaments and either fill them with miniatures or candy or toys or you can paint the outside. You can also make salt dough ornament with handprints in them the way that you did when you were small. Someday when your senior loved one is gone having those handprint ornaments will make you remember special times like holidays with your loved one.

Picture Frames

Your senior loved one can get really creative customizing picture frames for the family. With paper, glue, ribbon, sequins, shells, stones, glitter, and other craft materials they can transform inexpensive photo frames into works of art. Pop in a photo of your senior loved one and then send them out as gifts to the rest of the family members as keepsakes or use them as place card holders at your holiday parties.


Quilts are a wonderful gift, and quilting is a fantastic activity for seniors who like to sew. Planning and sewing a quilt will help seniors work their brains and their cognitive skills while sewing will help their flexibility and dexterity in their hands and fingers. And a beautiful quilt that is handmade by a senior loved one is a keepsake that you can pass down to your children.

Scarves, Hats, And Mittens

If your loved one likes to knit or crochet but they can only manage one or two stitches or they don’t have the patience to make an entire afghan small items like scarves, hats, and mittens are also great gifts. These types of handmade items are easy and fun to make so your senior loved one may really enjoy gifting everyone in the family a handmade scarf this year.

Photo Albums

This is a very special gift project that you will probably need to help your senior parent do. Get prints made of the best family photos that encompass the entire history of the family. With your senior loved one go over each photo and write the names and dates on each photo. Then arrange them in decorated photo albums so that everyone in the family will have a copy of the family history in photos.


If you or an aging loved one is considering home care in Ferndale, FL, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Clermont today. 1-888-423-4046.

Nail Care Tips for Senior Citizens

Personal Care at Home in Minneola FL
Personal Care at Home in Minneola FL

Is your elderly loved one having trouble taking care of their nails? Maybe, they aren’t able to bend down and cut their own toenails? They may have shaky hands and aren’t able to properly or safely cut their fingernails either. It is important that your elderly loved one is taking care of their nails. However, they may need help from you or personal care at home providers. Learning more about nail care for senior citizens can help you to know what to do to help.

Not Cutting Their Own Nails

As just noted, some elderly people have shaky hands. If this is the case, they are more likely to cut themselves with fingernail or toenail clippers. If you are worried that this may happen to your elderly loved one, it may be best for you or an elderly care provider to cut their nails for them. By doing that, your elderly loved one also will not need to bend over to cut their own toenails. This can save them from a lot of back and neck issues.

In-Home Nail Care Services

Did you know that many nail care companies do offer in-home nail care services? Does your elderly loved one not like to leave their home unless they have to? Do they have a health condition that prevents them from going out of their home? If either of these is the case for your elderly loved one, it may be a good idea to check into those at-home nail care services. Someone could come to your loved one’s house and give them a manicure or a pedicure. If your elderly loved one doesn’t feel comfortable having someone over while they are alone, you or a senior care provider could be there during the appointments.

Taking Precautions

Sometimes, precautions must be taken when caring for your elderly loved one’s nails. For example, if your elderly loved one tried cutting their own nails and it caused excessive bleeding, they could have a bleeding disorder. You should have them see their doctor for this. In addition, if you or a personal care at home provider notice your elderly loved one has fungus on their toes, make sure they get treatment for this, as well.


Now that you have more details and tips for nail care in the elderly, you can start helping your elderly loved one to take better care of their nails. Don’t forget that if you or a personal care at home provider notice health issues with your elderly loved one’s fingernails or toenails, you should have them get it checked out by their doctor.


If you or an aging loved one is considering personal care at home in Minneola, FL, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Clermont today. 1-888-423-4046.