fbpx
Hospital care package for family members

Hospital Care Package for Family Members: 29 Items List

While we look forward to you going through our list of practical items to include in a hospital care package for family members, you might also be interested in some of our senior articles;

1. If you know a friend or family member that is ill, and you wish to show them support or send your ‘get well’ wishes, our article –What to get someone when they are sick– will guide you.

2. A new mom will find these Gift basket for new moms in hospitals very helpful.

3. You can do more than just send flowers to the hospital. Click to find What to send to hospitals instead of flowers.

We will start off by saying; when people are in need, do not assume that other people will help. Do the much you can do for them.

when people are in need, do not assume that other people will help. Do the much you can do for them.

How to help a family with someone in the hospital

Hospital emergencies are normally unexpected and they tend to throw people off balance. Most people that have had hospital emergencies can tell you that they hardly ever thought of things like extra cash, blanket, food, toiletries, their pets, etcetera when the bombshell dropped. These were afterthoughts and even after they tried to get themselves and their loved one settled in hospital, they still need help with other activities.

What’s worse is that when emergencies like this happen, some people entertain the thought that others will be buzzing to help out. This is not always true. Always try to pull some weight whether or not people are there to help.

Here are a couple of ways on how to help a family with someone in the hospital;

1. Visit them with provisions or send it if you are far away.

Whether they are staying a day or more at the hospital, an emergency trip to the hospital can knock a person’s day/plan off balance. Cooking or sorting meals and other conveniences is the last thing they want to be doing. Try to get some provisions for them when you visit. You can send it if you stay far.

2. Assist with errands.

There are a number of tasks a person who has someone in the hospital would love to achieve throughout their day. Not achieving these tasks may cause them anxiety. Achieving the tasks may cause them so much stress because they still have to look after their loved ones in the hospital. If you can help them look after their pets, make some deliveries, pick their kids from school, ensure that their package or property is safe, make important calls, do laundry, etcetera, it will help ease their burdens. It is best to suggest a number of activities you can help them out with. You can also ask them what they need help with.

3. Communicate.

Consistently check up on them. It is one way of giving emotional support. But do not pester them with calls and messages. It is best to communicate twice a day and if any other thing needs to be said, let them contact you. Reassure them that you are always available to help out.

4. Pray.

If you are religious, it goes without saying that supporting them with prayers is expected. It is one of the kindest things you can do for someone going through a hard time.

You do not have to do everything for them, just do your bit, and do it with your heart.

Quick Overview: Hospital Care Packages

Care package for parents of a sick child

The mind of a parent is never at ease when they leave their child in the hospital to run petty errands. Apart from helping out with food, or a change of clothes, when preparing a care package for parents of a sick child, here are a couple of items to include;

1. Warm blanket and pillow.

Sleeping on that little hospital sofa or chair can be pretty uncomfortable for anyone. A warm blanket and pillow will give some comfort wherever they decide to sleep at the end of the day. You can get this inspirational blanket for them. The message on it is timeless. It reads, ‘let your faith be bigger than your fears’.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary This blanket is a wonderful hospital care package idea.

2. Socks or foam slippers.

If they will be spending more than a day at the hospital, wearing shoes all the time will be uncomfortable for them. You can include Wool socks like these ones in a hospital care package for parents.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

For the price of the set, this is a good item to add to a hospital care package for parents.

3. Drinks.

Pick up a pack of bottled water, energy drinks, and juice for them. They do not have to spend money on drinks. We suggest V8 healthy energy drinks and Honest kids juice for parents and child. Honest kids juice is the closest you get to pure organic juice. Coffee people that cannot do without caffeine, V8 is a great energy drink.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary These are delicious drinks worth adding to a hospital stay gift basket

4. Interesting activities for the child.

A good way to distract children from being nervous or worried about themselves is to give them interesting activities to do, like this Coloring pillowcase and or this Interesting board game for 4-7year olds. The coloring pillowcase comes with coloring markers and we love how broad the picture on the pillowcase is. It is enough activity for a few days. The board game is a challenge for any child and a good way to preoccupy a child’s time.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary These are wonderful gift ideas for a sick child in hospital.

5. A nice plush gift.

Your nephew or niece will be excited to have a friendly cuddle buddy like this Feel better dog plush. The colorful message on the dog is attractive and child-friendly. Most reviewers are also pleased with the quality of the plush. It is a lovely gift for a sick baby.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary The plush looks cute and will make a nice gift.

6. Books and stationery.

When organizing a care package for a family in hospital, try to include interesting books and notebooks. This should make their time at the hospital a little more interesting. The snail and the whale, and five-minute stories, are interesting books for children. Five-minute stories has over 50 tales and fables, which is enough story to keep a child entertained.  Funster activity book should keep a parent busy. Don’t forget to include notebooks, pens, and pencils.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary We highly recommend these books.

7. Food and snacks.

You can prepare meals for them if they trust you or you could also give them meal tickets. This will be very helpful. A box of snacks like Protein Bars, and Cookies variety pack can also make it to your list of care package ideas. Having snacks in between meals will help keep their energy up since parents rarely find the time to eat.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary These are sumptuous snacks. You can include them in the care package for parents with child in hospital.

8. Gums.

Gums keep the mouth busy plus no one wants to be dealing with stale breath at the hospital. Throw in this Extra Polar Ice sugar-free Gum into that hospital care package for parents.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary It is a thoughtful item to add to a care package for families in hospital.

9. Hand Wash and sanitizer.

Liquid hand wash and sanitizer are thoughtful items to include in any hospital care package. Choose Dial antibacterial liquid hand wash and Purell hand sanitizers.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary These are good and useful products that should be added to any care packages for hospital patients.

10. Toiletries.

This convenience kit for women has a good number of items that should serve a patient’s mom for a few days. You can also buy it for yourself if you intend to travel to visit your family at the hospital.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary The content of the kit is good enough for its price.

Gift ideas for someone in hospital long term

For someone staying in the hospital for a long time, here are a number of useful items you could get for them weekly or monthly.

11. Medical journal.

Usually, patients that stay in hospital long term have been diagnosed with a number of illnesses. And even if this is not the case for the patient you are visiting, they will surely tell you that they have to acquaint themselves with a lot of terminologies and need to follow a couple of instructions and this is why a medical journal is important. You’ve got this journal allows patients to write down as many diagnoses they encounter and as well, allows room for notes.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary This is a gift idea for someone in hospital long term

12. Grooming kit for men or women.

Patients staying in the hospital for a long time will obviously be in need of personal care products. You can choose to buy Nivea for men grooming kit, we think it is a great grooming kit for men. And for women, we recommend a Nivea skincare set for her.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

These are good items to include in a hospital stay gift basket

13. Lip balms.

Palmer’s Lip balm set and EOS lip balm are amazing lip moisturizers to include in a hospital care package. We recommend any of these sets.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

A good gift idea for someone in hospital long-term.

14. Wash towels.

A hospital patient will be in need of wash towels and we suggest that you include Pleasant Home washcloths in the hospital care package.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary It is a good item to add to care baskets for hospital patients.

15. Purified water.

They need to stay hydrated and supplying them with packs of bottled water will surely go a long way. Nestle Pure Life purified water is a good option.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary We recommend you add this or any pack of bottled you prefer to a care package for someone in the hospital.

16. Plush gifts.

A plush gift has a way of making the heart glad and if you are looking for a cute one for a child or adult, this Get well plush is perfect.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary A cute plush like this one will make a patient happy.

17. Inspirational gifts.

If you believe in the power of prayer and the word of God, this book on Prayers and promise for healing is a good item to include in a Hospital care package for family members.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary This is a lovely book and a thoughtful gift for someone in the hospital

18. Multipurpose tissue.

For wiping sweaty face, dusty surface, spittle, and using the restroom, this Multipurpose soft tissue is a thoughtful item to include in a hospital care package for family members.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary The price seems fair. It is a good face tissue.

Care package for a child after surgery

Going through surgery can be nerve-wracking for anyone, so you can imagine how children feel before the surgery is performed. To applaud them for their bravery, here are a couple of items you could get for them;

19. Plush gifts.

A cute plush toy. We will recommend a superhero plush like this fuzzy bear supergirl plush. Adorable, right? But also check out this Crochet bunny rabbit doll, isn’t it so pretty? Any of these plushies will make a little girl happy. The bunny plush has male versions.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary These are lovely gift ideas for a sick child in hospital.

20. Superhero t-shirts.

You can also choose to get her or him a superhero t-shirt like this Supergirl t-shirt. Cute right? Check out this Batgirl t-shirt.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary Lovely items worth giving as a gift.

21. Superhero water bottles.

Marvel black panther insulated tumbler, and Batman metal water bottle are cool post-surgery gifts for tweens and teenagers. Superheroes should hydrate themselves with the best water bottles.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

These are good gifts for someone in the hospital

Care baskets for hospital patients

If you are looking for readymade care packages that you can get for someone in a hospital, here are a couple we found interesting.

22. If you are unable to visit your loved one in the hospital, you can send this Groovy Get Well Box. The content looks great.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

It is a nice gift basket for families in hospital.

23. Unboxme Get Well care package for men and Unboxme Get Well care package for women are some of the amazing care packages this brand offers and we highly recommend their packages as gifts to send sick friends and family members.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary Amazing gifts.

Hospital gift ideas sick friends and relatives

24. For friends and relatives that are sick but are not necessarily hospitalized, you can send this Get Well Heart plush. It is absolutely beautiful.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

It is a good gift idea for a sick friend or family.

25. This Get well spoon is an adorable and funny gift for friends and family you wish well. An item like this one will stick around for a long time.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

We give this item a thumbs up. It is a nice gift.

what to bring someone who just had a baby in the hospital

If you are looking for ready-made care packages for family and friends that just had a baby, here are a couple we found interesting;

26. After the whole journey of pregnancy till birth, Magnolia New mom gift box should get her blushing. Items in this lovely gift box have been carefully selected to get moms to relax. She will absolutely love this. It contains a copper water bottle, scented candle, moisturizing body lotion, creamy foot butter, and a congratulatory card for moms.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

A beautiful gift for someone who just had a baby.

27. Customers have only positive things to say about Bue Moon New mom gift box and we think that it might be the perfect body care gift for new moms. This gift box contains hand-made soap, bath salts, body oil, mist, and a lip balm with lavender essential oil.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

This gift box looks like a good gift idea for new moms in the hospital.

28. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the couple, this New mom and dad 2021 gift box will do. It is a simple but lovely gift box. It contains two mugs,-one for mom and the other for dad-, a ‘new to the crew’ romper and a cute baby bib. Who wouldn’t love this gift?

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

We give this gift box a thumbs up. It is a well-thought-out gift for parents.

29. Another excellent gift for couples at the hospital is this Family figurine. Gosh! This figurine is stunning and embodies so much life.

Pros:

Cons:

Product summary

If you are looking for what to bring for someone who just had a baby in the hospital, this figurine is perfect. 

LET’S ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS

1. What do you send to someone home from the hospital?

Start by volunteering to get them one or two items prescribed by their doctor. It could be exercise equipment, gadgets, furniture, or type of clothing. Other than that, you can send them

  • Meals
  • Snacks
  • Fruits and nuts
  • Plants
  • Comfort blankets and pillows
  •  Useful gadgets
  • Inspirational gifts of any form; books, jewelry, plush, notes, journals etcetera.
  • Funny gifts
  • Interactive games

2. What do you send to an elderly man in the hospital?

All we can say is to add some fun to the gift and make sure your moods are not depressing. You can send him

  • Fun, happy, interesting games.
  • Interesting puzzles
  • Books about funny jokes, riddles, and fables
  • A unique comforting blanket
  • Comfort slippers and socks
  • The genre of music he loves
  • Healthy pastries
  • Pure juice
  • Funny pictures and videos of family and pet
  • Hilarious letters but heartfelt too

LAST WORDS

Supporting people at critical times counts and in case you’ve been wondering how to support friends and families that are in hospital, we hope this article has truly given you one or two clues.

02 HOURS 40 MINUTES

ESTIMATED TIME DESIGNING AND UPLOADING THIS ARTICLE

14 HOURS 02 MINUTES

ESTIMATED TIME RESEARCHING AND WRITING THIS ARTICLE

You Might Also Like

BREAKUP CARE PACKAGE IDEAS

13 Breakup Care Package Ideas

Breakup happens differently and therefore is handled differently. When organizing a care package for a friend or loved one going through a breakup, consider the uniqueness of the situation. If you find it hard to pick items for a heartbroken man or woman, in this

Read More »
Care Package Ideas for New Moms

17 Care Package Ideas for New Moms

Don’t know what to give a mom who just gave birth? We’ve got you covered in this helpful article on 17 care package ideas for new moms. Motherhood is the height of joy for any woman and this should not come as a surprise. It

Read More »
IDEAS ON WHAT TO WRITE IN A CARE PACKAGE CARD

11 Ideas on What to Write in a Care Package Card

11 Ideas on What to Writein a Care Package Card WhatToGetMy Instructional Article Wondering what to write on a care package card? Or do you still struggle with the right care package message ideas? This article will help you on how to write the perfect

Read More »
Care Package Ideas for Sister

17 Care Package Ideas for Sister

Sisters are VVIPs in our lives and we don’t need a reason or a special occasion to send them gifts. If you therefore need a gift guide for sister, to enable you find that perfect gift to give your sister, we’ve got you covered from

Read More »
How to Ship a Care Package (WHAT IS A CARE PACKAGE)

7 Ways on How to Ship a Care Package

7 Ways on How to Ship a Care Package WhatToGetMy Instructional Article Do you find it difficult to ship a care package to a friend? This article is created to help you pick the right way to ship a care package to a friend or

Read More »
CARE PACKAGES FOR REMOTE EMPLOYEES

11 Amazing Care Packages for Remote Employees

Sometimes as an employer, it is important to show your employees that you appreciate them. This might be a bit of a challenge when your employees are remote and work from home. However, there are ways in which you can send care packages for remote

Read More »
Care Package for Caregivers

15 Care Package for Caregivers

If you need help finding a care package for a caregiver then we’ve got you covered. We understand how dear a caregiver can be to you which is why we have listed hospital care packages for caregivers, caregiver gift baskets, and other gift ideas for

Read More »