Aging Parents: 6 Valentine’s Gifts for Patients in Nursing Homes
I think this is wonderful! I would like to get together with friends, family etc. to make valentines for seniors this year.
Several years ago a friend gave me an article about nursing home gifts from http://www.aracontent.com. (no longer on their current site). I wouldn’t have kept it this long if I didn’t think it worthwhile (and still do). I’ve used their gift topics, added gift suggestions, photos and specific plant suggestions.
6 Gift Suggestions:
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- Plants–Especially for those who enjoyed gardening, plants give older people something to take care of and focus on outside themselves. As said often, I particularly like oxallis because they flower continually, are forgiving if not well cared for and do well in indirect light.
Succulents of any variety that don’t have “prickers,”–eg. sedum, kalanchoe–are also easy care, need little water, some are very attractive. They like (but can exist without) good light and flower–if you’re lucky–once a year.
Violets are more fussy but should be no problem for those who gardened in the past. They…
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