Archive | December, 2011

A Message From DeAnna Willis

For nearly a century, Doolittle Home takes pride in providing exceptional care & peace of mind for residents and their families. Often described as a bed & breakfast setting with extraordinary nursing care focused on personal attention, watch Doolittle Home’s Executive Director speak about what makes our “home” special.

 

Click Here To Learn More About DeAnna And Doolittle Home’s Staff

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Looking For Great Gift Ideas For Seniors?

Choosing a gift for your older loved ones…what a great feeling to find the perfect gift! However, there are times when the perfect gift idea eludes you. If that happens, we would like to help. Here is a list of gift suggestions for seniors. Of course. choosing the appropriate gift will depend on the health, energy and living arrangements of your loved one.

Gift Certificates
Craft Stores
Groceries
Hair Salon
House Cleaning
Manicures-Pedicures
Restaurants
Massage
Movie Theaters

Clothes
Cardigans with large buttons
Dresses that open down the front
Pajamas, warm robes and fleece nightgowns
Shawls
Slippers and socks
Sweat suits with zippers
Craft Stores
Groceries
Hair Salon
House Cleaning
Manicures-Pedicures
Restaurants
Massage
Movie Theaters

Clothes
Cardigans with large buttons
Dresses that open down the front
Pajamas, warm robes and fleece nightgowns
Shawls
Slippers and socks
Sweat suits with zippers

Subscriptions
Readers Digest (large print)
Special interest magazines

Gift Baskets
filled with  their favorite goodies.

Pictures
Grandma/Grandpa album of fond memories
Framed family photos

Games
Crossword Puzzle
Deck of cards
Puzzles

Miscellaneous
Flowers and plants
Internet Service
The Roomba-Robotic vacuum cleaner
Computer Classes
Cell Phone with large buttons and volume control (such as the jitterbug)
Stationary
Telephone with large buttons and volume control
Transportation tickets
Senior oriented video games such as wii exercise for seniors. The Wii is becoming more and more popular with seniors. Seniors are using it to keep fit – both physically and mentally.
Old radio shows on tape (DVD)
Favorite old movies
Books on tape
Motion activated night light
Personalized coffee mugs
Electronic grocery list reminder
Donation to favorite charity on behalf of recipient

Senior loved ones often treasure gifts of your time and companionship.
Again, be aware of health, energy and living arrangements. Short (and frequent) visits may be preferred to long visits. If you cannot visit as often as you would like, you can contact churches, religious affiliations, and other organizations who visit seniors as a community service. They are happy to help.

Interested in a tour of Doolittle Home? Call 508.543.2694 and ask for DeAnna Willis, Executive Director.

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Caregiver Tip #1

Stan with Roz, Doolittle Home's Activities Director

In general, laughter makes people feel better. When providing care for residents at Doolittle Home,  finding humor can also help to relieve tension or embarrassment for our residents and staff. So we always search for reasons to smile. Even the slightest grin can improve anyone’s day, and it’s usually contagious to those around us…especially to Resident Stan.

Do you have a caregiver tip you’d like to share? Email us. We’d love to hear from you.

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