Spend my one weekend with her..
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.
Pictures and spend time with her.
Maybe too .. if she likes a particular treat/food that she can't get where she is living .. bring it to her.
But .. I'm sure grandma would just like to see you most of all.
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.)
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.
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.
Residents get awfully bored, get something that will excerise her mind.
A digital picture fr
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.
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.
Let her live with you?
A ladder and break her out for the night.
It depends on her age and mostly abilities.