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From experience I know that you have to pay to get your hair and nails done.  If you are on Medicaid, one hair wash and style a month is covered.

 

Check with the convalescent home to see if they charge for these beauty treatments, if so, you can prepay for her to get her hair and nails done. 

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Take a nice card but honor her wishes for NO GIFTS. 

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@CARMIE wrote:

From experience I know that you have to pay to get your hair and nails done.  If you are on Medicaid, one hair wash and style a month is covered.

 

Check with the convalescent home to see if they charge for these beauty treatments, if so, you can prepay for her to get her hair and nails done. 


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I think that is a wonderful idea and very thoughtful.  One hair wash a month isn't very much so I'm sure it would be much appreciated.

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DH & I have been invited to his aunt's 95th birthday.  The invitation says "no gifts", and I would like to honor that request, but I don't think DH would agree with me.  I feel a little something would be nice, but don't have a clue.  Aunt is in a convalescent home and really has no need for money.  Any suggestions that would be appropriate and not over the top.  


Well, I'm guessing flowers and/or chocolates might be popular with a few other guests invited to the party.  So, how about a book, a Candle Impression for her room, a donation in her name to a favorite charity.  Does she have a favorite lotion?  I know at 95, I'm am still going to want my lipstick and facial cream!!!   A friend of mine had a tree planted in my mother's name when she turned 90.  This is especially nice if your aunt had an interest in gardening.  If you should have a picture of her, or her family, how about putting it in a lovely new frame for her to display.  My mother's convelascent home had an ice cream shop and we were able to put money in her account for her daily ice cream treat.  If these ideas don't help you someone else will come up with a perfect idea. Enjoy the birthday party.   Your husband's aunt will!!  It's the gift of family coming to see and celebrate her!  

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Seriously? No gifts for a 95 year old means just that. A nice card and some visits to her would probably be appreciated, but please listen to their request for "no gifts". I doubt she needs a candle or talcum powder or photos. I speak from experience with my own mother - just honor the family's request. Join in the celebration and give her some attention - that would probably be most appreciated.

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A box of chocolates that she can share with the staff at the nursing home.  They always appreciate it. 

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How about a gift for her caregivers in her honor? Muffins, a pizza lunch, a basket of assorted packaged snacks and bottled drinks, something like that?
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Nursing homes often have staff education funds, or staff assistance funds, a small donation in her name might be an option.

 

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@CARMIE wrote:

From experience I know that you have to pay to get your hair and nails done.  If you are on Medicaid, one hair wash and style a month is covered.

 

Check with the convalescent home to see if they charge for these beauty treatments, if so, you can prepay for her to get her hair and nails done. 


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That is a great suggestion.  Have to remember that one. 

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A box of chocolates that she can share with the staff at the nursing home.  They always appreciate it. 


 

 

 

 

 

Or the staff can "help themselves" with a box of chocolates.

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