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Senior Survey

What Senior Want for the Holidays

A gift certificate was the holiday gift preference by a
margin of more than two to one (2:1) among seniors who
participated in a nation wide survey conducted by a national
eldercare company.

The company's third annual holiday gift survey revealed
that 53:8 percent of seniors would prefer a gift certificate from loved ones,
compared with only 25.6 percent who would like a gift.

Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed said they would be
somewhat interested in a gift certificate to a department store, while
nearly 78 percent gave the thumbs up to a restaurant.
Grocery store certificates also were popular, with 59.4 percent.
The least popular choices were travel, hairdresser/barber, and pharmacy gift certificates.

Home Instead Senior Care complated 500 telephone interviews with
individuals 65 and over, randomly selected throughout the
United States. The maximum sampling error for this sample is +/- 4.3% at
a 95% confidence level.

Interviews were conducted between August 6 and August 15, 2002.

Home Instead Senior Care is the world's leading provider
of non-medical home care and companionship services for the elderly.
There are more than 350 offices in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

Courtesy of:

Resources for family caregivers and others
who care about the elderly.

Home of the C.A.R.E. TELETHON, Caregivers Assistance Respite Endowment.

Boomers's Seniors & Caregivers' Pages
Eldercare answers for caregivers, their loved ones and others who care about the elderly.
Senior Friends
50+ members enjoy healthy options for happier living.
Life Care
Workplace counseling, education and referral service for eldercare related issues.
Referring elderly to home care services.
Lifeline Systems founded
the Personal Response Service (PRS) industry and is the leading provider of PRS in North America.

Lifeline works closely with health care providers, social service organizations and referral networks to provide personal response services
to the at-risk elderly to enhance their independence
and quality of life.
Vital Connections a Service Program of the Non-Profit: Partnership to Preserve Independent Living

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