If you have friends with elderly parents and want to give them a gift, you should definitely aim to purchase something that can address safety issues for their parents. Aging people have a range of issues relating to their failing memories, mobility and health that need to be addressed so that they can be safe and so your friends can feel sure that their parents will be safe. Here are some thoughtful gifts to give friends with aging parents.
A GPS Tracker
As people get older the memory begins to fail and they become disoriented more easily. This can often lead to situations where they wander off from home, or put in danger as a result of their diminished capacity. Many children who take care of their parents have a difficult time accepting these facts and Austin will not take the necessary steps in order to deal with the situation.
Many children of aging parents like to believe that the situation is temporary and if things will get better over time. This is not usually not the case, the situation usually worsens as the years go on. In order to keep an elderly family member safe, one of the smartest things to do is to purchase a GPS tracker for your friends or elderly parents. GPS trackers are small portable mobile devices that affixed to the clothing of an individual and can pinpoint their location no matter where they are. They can also give a loud signal to help locate the individual. The parents who tend to wander-off, and get lost, a GPS tracker can provide great peace of mind.
A Mobility Scooter
Elderly people always have mobility issues, and will eventually need assistance and moving around to accomplish daily activities. A mobility scooter is a motorized Transportation device upon which an elderly person can sit and maneuver. Operation of a Mobility Scooter is extremely simple and its speed is limited so that the elderly person will not likely get injured if they fall off.
There are several types available including mini mobility scooters that can be placed in a car and used as a mobility device while shopping or in the park. A mobility scooter is an expensive gift to give to a friend, however if it is something that is needed, it will be greatly appreciated.
A Medical ID Bracelet
A medical ID bracelet can save the life of an elderly person who is in medical distress. The bracelet contains all of the important details about the person and lists any medical issues the person has, and any medications the person is currently taking. IF there is a medical emergency and the elderly person cannot communicate, medical personnel can perform the proper medical treatments safely. A medical bracelet can be purchased from several private companies who sell them and also provide a medical card and medical personnel are trained to look for these valuable medical tools.
Providing one or all of these gifts to your friends with elderly parents shows how much you care and also your concern for their aging parents. If you have a limited budget, consider a GPS tracker which is a low cost but very important safety device.