So often people want to bring gifts to their loved one. A sturdy flashlight with good batteries, with the recipient’s name on the case as well as the batteries, is a valued, treasured gift. Another is to put good batteries in the TV remote control, and, maybe, a fresh battery in the wall clock.
About the only thing better than stamped addressed post cards might be to take few minutes and actually write out a few notes, as instructed, for your loved one.
A newspaper subscription can make your resident beloved very sought out by the other residents. A daily or bi-weekly newspaper subscription is a BIG BIG Good gift.
An automatic photograph display all from a data card and a bit of electricity is a sure attraction for staff of all kinds: nurses, housekeeping, maintenance. Everyone seems to enjoy watching the scenes change as many times as photographs included. A neutral subject matter is best, scenery, architecture, wildlife and beautiful birds in flight are all good choices.
(Heartfully consider here, that perhaps the slut-mongering ex-husband who abandoned the beloved and their however many children, might not be a good subject to endear.)
If there is a window, consider: birdbath, or feeder, or hummingbird feeder. Seek out the Nursing Home‘s policy, most are very agreeable as bird watching is so stimulating and helpful, but ask first.
We had a lot of fun with the Hummingbird feeder. Those are powerful little creatures and so very territorial! Fun watching thought.