10 Unique Gifts Someone In Assisted Living Will Love To Have

Assisted living has its limitations, but these gifts will create fun, enjoyable memories for everyone

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Give the gift that will turn into many memorable moments for you and anyone you know who is an assisted living resident. There are plenty of captivating books and a quirky rat that will help your special someone remember of you at all times through these fun gifts.

Our top pick is the AC cover, which turns a boring appliance into a cosy object, all to create a homey atmosphere in their assisted living facility.

#1 in Wall AC Front Cover (3-Layer) Decorative Air Conditioner Sleeve

in Wall AC Front Cover (3-Layer) Decorative Air Conditioner Sleeve
As a New Yorker, my window air conditioner unit is a useless, drafty eyesore for more than half the year. One day I conceived the idea of not only insulating my apartment for the winter, but also dressing up this focal point. Our whimsical collection of premium quilted, three-layer insulated air conditioner covers for window units is designed to do just the same for your home!

Now assisted living residents can reclaim their window in colder months and express themselves with one of our fashion designs (like Army Camouflage, Stars & Stripes or even Disney Frozen)!

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#2 Funny Gift Gray Fake Rat

Funny Gift Gray Fake Rat
Adorable pet rat. Not a real rat. Very shy but friendly. Lives in a box but likes to sit on desks and book shelves. Loves selfies and to be held.

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#3 You’re Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss

You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss
I highly recommend this book for the elderly. I do have an idea that some of them would appreciate this book by Dr. Seuss, and might be a fan of his. Plenty of elderly people have a penchant for mischief with humor sometimes and this book nails it. Think of it as reliving the old days when going to the doctor was a bit of a chore, and yet when you’re into humor and loving the life you’re in, then I say this is one great book. Young and old alike love Dr. Seuss and this must be added in the small library in all assisted living homes.

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#4 Omigo

Omigo is a luxury toilet seat replacement. It includes bidet functions like customizable wash settings and an air dryer, as well as comfort settings like a heated seat, remote control, deodorizer, and soft close lid. Because of its hands-free operation, it is perfect for those with limited mobility, but is also great for anyone looking to make their home more sustainable and feel fresh.

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#5 299 On-The-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young by Nancy Linde

299 On-The-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young by Nancy Linde
299 On-The-Go Games and Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young (Workman Publishing: On-Sale October 1, 2019: $14.95) is rich with challenging and quick puzzles, brainteasers, trivia quizzes, and word games-all in a perfectly portable package.

As fun as it is mentally stimulating, 299 On-The-Go Games is the perfect for popping into a purse, tote bag, or briefcase, so you can enjoy the puzzles, and all their benefits, while on the go. Author, Nancy Linde created her successful subscription website, after her mother, an avid puzzler, moved into an assisted living facility. Linde saw the need for stimulating games specifically designed for seniors that respected their intellect and life experience.

To reach a wider audience of seniors who live independently, she then authored the popular books 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young and 417 More Games, Puzzles, and Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young. 299 On-The-Go Games is designed for aging individuals who live diverse and active lives.

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#6 Xpand No Tie Shoelaces System with Elastic Laces

Xpand No Tie Shoelaces System with Elastic Laces
Here are a some facts about Xpand:


  • Loved by athletes, parents, kids whose laces keep coming undone, pregnant moms, seniors with limited mobility and everyone in between
  • Over 1 million pairs sold worldwide since 2015
  • Featured product on QVC
  • Available in retail stores in over 30 countries
  • Official Shoelace of Tough Mudder Toronto
  • Received invitation to appear on Shark Tank
  • Awarded Amazon’s Choice for Best Lacing System

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#7 Gratitude with Attitude: A Journal by Ronnie Walter

Gratitude with Attitude: A Journal by Ronnie Walter
Whether it comes at the start of our day or the end, making time to think about what we’re grateful for is beneficial in many ways. Practicing an attitude of gratitude strengthens our spirit and quiets our mind, even if just for a moment. It provides the peace and zen we long for and need in the midst of busy days and packed schedules.

Find inspiration through writing prompts and quotes in this gratitude journal by bestselling author Ronnie Walter. The creator of The Coloring Café®, a coloring series dedicated to stress relief and fun, Ronnie brings over twenty years of successful illustrating and writing to this daily journal dedicated to personal growth and happiness. By using this 5-minute journal to record things we’re grateful for, spot meaningful intentions, and celebrate tiny victories, we create a space to grow in gratitude for what we have and see better who we want to be.

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#8 Super Ager by Elise Marie Collins

Super Ager by Elise Marie Collins
Filled with science, suggestions for gentle daily movement, natural remedies and modern wisdom, Super Ager is a practical and concise guide to optimal aging. Yoga instructor, nutrition expert and healthy living blogger Elise Marie Collins has compiled a comprehensive look at what “Super Agers” are doing to live long and prosper.

Learn about movement at any age, brain fitness and memory maintenance, foods, vitamin and mineral content cues and clues, and what they do to promote health, prevent disease, and decrease and reverse symptoms of illness. In her revolutionary book, Collins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our lifespan but also our health span.

Through a journey of cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world’s healthiest, oldest people, Collins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality, and happiness. From India to Japan, northern Europe and the Greek Island of Ikaria “where people forgot to die,” she shows how the unique lifestyles of these people can influence and improve our own lives.

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#9 Happy Healthy You by KJ Landis

Happy Healthy You by KJ Landis
All women know how hard it is to get through a full day without feeling a draining level of stress, and it can be exhausting. But life coach KJ Landis is here to tell us that reaching true, stress-free health and wellness is a real possibility. Using a multidisciplinary approach to reclaim ultimate wellness, Landis walks us through a variety of self-care tips, tricks, and methods to help you step into your better self.

Learn about the origin of how we remain stuck in our lives, how to lose baggage and blame once and for all, how nutrition plays a role in everything we do, and much more in this excellent guide to complete mental and physical wellness.

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#10 The Kindness Rocks Journal by Megan Murphy

The Kindness Rocks Journal by Megan Murphy
It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe. The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, author of A Pebble for Your Thoughts, is based on the profound truth that one kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life.

Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events of terrorism, gun violence, senseless murders, and political bickering. We are bombarded with images that evoke fear and hostility. The Kindness Rocks Journal provides a space to create a positive counteraction to all this negativity. Sometimes, all it takes is just one simple positive message to change your perspective, and that is what this interactive writing journal aims to help you do.

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Contributors to this article
Gerrard Larriett from Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care

Deborah Rogers from The Gifted Rat

Elliot Smith from Gun Smith Fitness

Thomas Lotrecchiano from Omigo

Claire Gross from Workman Publishing

Gary Liang from Xpand

Brenda Knight from Mango Publishing

Written by James Jackson


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