Father’s Day is coming on September 4th. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of home care in Perth, recommends getting your elderly dad something special to brighten up his day and make him feel valued. If you need suggestions for the perfect present for your dad, here are a few practical and thoughtful gifts he’s sure to love.

Puzzle Game Books

Books filled with pencil games like crosswords and word searches would be ideal for your dad if he needs more mental stimulation in his life. Puzzle books are not only fun, but they can also help your dad retain cognitive function. If he has impaired vision, purchase puzzle books with larger print.

Clock Radio with Remote

Getting your dad an alarm clock with a docking station and remote control can make his life easier and safer. The remote control makes this gadget especially handy. Your dad can use the remote to turn the alarm on or off or the volume up and down without having to rush to get up, which could cause him to trip or fall.

Computer Lessons

If your dad feels isolated because he is unable to keep in touch with friends and family through email or Facebook, sign him up for a basic computer class for seniors at a local library or community college. Taking computer classes can keep your dad updated on technology, boost his memory, increase his socialization, and help his brain remain healthy.

Jigsaw Puzzles

Puzzles with big pieces are the perfect gift for any elderly dad, especially for those who have impaired vision or arthritis. Your dad can do the puzzle himself, but you can also encourage socialization by getting him to invite friends and family over to help put the puzzle together.

Massage Pillow

A pillow with a massage feature can help boost blood circulation, alleviate mental stress, and relieve aches and pains. This type of pillow typically features rotating balls that provide heating elements and deep kneading motions to relax muscles. Massage pillows are compact and portable, which means your dad can use them at home or in the car, and he can also use them to alleviate pain on any part of his body.

Getting the right gift for your dad on Father’s Day is just one way to show how much you care. Helping him get the support he needs to accomplish everyday tasks and maintain a high quality of life is another great gift you can give him any time of the year. At Home Care Assistance, our dedicated caregivers can provide mental and social stimulation, prepare nutritious meals, assist with exercise, and help with a wide array of important tasks. We also offer specialised Parkinson’s, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care Perth families trust. For more information and to schedule a free in-home consultation, please call a friendly Care Manager at [hca_phone] today.