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lionessheart lionessheart 18-21, F 18 Answers Oct 31, 2012 in Family Struggles

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Spend my one weekend with her..

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Nothing that others can steal--maybe something she likes to eat, as long as she's allowed. Body wash, shampoo, things that can be used and not take up space. If they have a hairdresser, a gift certificate would be good. I used to work in asst. living---hope it helps.

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visit her

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Pictures and spend time with her.<br />
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Maybe too .. if she likes a particular treat/food that she can't get where she is living .. bring it to her. <br />
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But .. I'm sure grandma would just like to see you most of all.

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Hmm. Kind of depends on the situation- whether she has her own room. Whether you can trust the staff not to steal her stuff. (Hate to say it, but that happens.) <br />
fr<x>amed photos of family. A photo album with photos and mementos in it. One of those photo things that you can flip through. A large print Bible. CD pla<x>yer and CDs of whatever she likes- my grandma liked gospel and listening to certain ministers. Slippers. Socks. Gown. Robe. Tops or bottoms that are comfortable but pretty- we needed to buy elastic waist and loose fitting things for my grandma. Scented powder. A little makeup or mirror. Pretty hairbrush or manicure set. A music box. A pretty box for tissues. Embroidered handkerchiefs. Something else pretty to sit on a table. A nice lamp. A pretty pillow or the kind that serves as a back rest. A special comfortable cushion for her wheelchair. A flowering plant. <br />
My grandma liked jewelry, but a couple of her necklaces mysteriously disappeared. She also liked getting sugarfree candy and cake (she was diabetic). She was also vain as a peacock (lol), so any little piece of jewelry like a rhinestone pin made her happy.<br />
If she is in a place where things might vanish, you might consider putting her name on whatever you give her. My mom wrote my grandma's name inside all her nightgowns and robes.

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Residents get awfully bored, get something that will excerise her mind.

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A digital picture fr<x>ame. And load it with old pics of her life.

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Something memorable. In fact grandma's remember movies from 50 years ago, before you was born. Stores have CD of old programs and movies that grandparents love to see again.

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A secret nanny cam and written promises from family members to visit her more often. How life is that people end up in homes, but sad all the same. I come from a culture where we used to keep our old at home, but life is not like that now.

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Let her live with you?

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A ladder and break her out for the night.

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It depends on her age and mostly abilities.

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