With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably wondering how you can make the day extra special for your senior parent. You’ve probably already thought about bringing her flowers or taking her out to dinner, but keep in mind there are other great things you two can do together to celebrate.
Plant a Window Garden
Forget bringing in fresh-cut flowers. Instead, bring in a nice windowsill-sized tray, potting soil, and the seeds for a few vegetables, flowers or herbs. The two of you can spend some time planting the perfect little window garden, and your mom will be able to enjoy greenery and fresh herbs or flowers without the maintenance of a larger outdoor garden.
Prepare Freezer Meals
If you have a little bit of time to spend with your mom, consider spending the day cooking casseroles, soups, stews and other homemade meals that can be kept in the freezer. This is an especially sweet idea if your mom misses being in the kitchen, but is unable to cook often without the help of her Omaha, NE caregiver. Plus, this is a fun and smart way to provide your parent with healthy frozen meals that can be easily reheated later.
Give a Computer Lesson
Consider giving your parent an easy-to-use computer or tablet–in many cases, a cheaper or used option will be just fine. Then, take the time to teach your mom how to use it. This can be a great source for your loved one’s favorite entertainment and a fun way for your mom to stay connected to relatives.
Bring a Pet
A pet can be a great companion for your aging parent and can make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. However, make sure you don’t bring home a pet that will be difficult to take care of or the responsibility will fall to your loved one’s part-time Omaha caregiver.
Purchase a Kitchen Appliance
A new kitchen appliance that could make meal preparation easier could be a great gift. For example, you could invest in a slow cooker or toaster oven. Then, consider printing out a nice collection of related recipes. This can be a great way to keep your older parent well-nourished and independent as possible.
There are a lot of gift options for your senior parent for Mother’s Day, and any one of these gifts will certainly please your mom this Mother’s Day. If your senior parent doesn’t already have in-home care in Omaha, consider a part-time or live-in caregiver who can help day-to-day responsibilities, promoting a stress-free, happy, and healthy lifestyle. Call a friendly Care Manager today at (402) 261-5158 and provide mom with the exceptional home care she deserves!