Posted: 28/08/2016 at 17:26
Over the years I've found 'gift bags' an absolute godsend - as my Aged Ps became more and more frail they found it difficult, if not impossible, to open wrapped presents themselves without having to have help, which they found humiliating.
We found that pretty gift bags were the ideal solution - they could take their present out of the bag without help and have a good look at it. Then they could put it back in the bag and if they'd forgotten who gave it to them, there it was, on the label 'Love from Dove x' .
Also, if they were opening presents with other people in the residents' lounge at Christmas, carers could put the presents back in the bags and that way ensure that one resident's presents didn't get muddled up with another's. One cardigan or jar of hand cream can look much like another. It made the jobs of the staff at The Lovely Home much easier.