Send Nice Care Packages to Senior Citizens in Nursing Homes

Send a care package to a nursing home by courier

Find ideas and shipping solutions for nursing home care packages. Get an instant quote from our booking tool or else contact us via chat so that we can advise you on how to send a care package by courier to your loved ones in the nursing home. Follow our guidelines for packing a senior care box and check if there are any regulations for low-cost parcel delivery to retirement homes.

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What to know before sending a care package to a retirement home

Shipping parcels to nursing homes requires some preparation to avoid problems and ensure successful delivery. Consider the following when deciding to send a care package to a nursing home by courier:

Shipping insurance for your care package
  • All shipments booked with Eurosender have basic insurance included in the price.
  • You can purchase additional insurance at low prices.
Make sure that the parcel is properly packed
  • Use a sturdy cardboard box and internal cushioning materials to minimise the risk of loss or damage.
  • Check our general packing guidelines on how to pack the various items.
Provide complete pick-up information
  • If possible, inform the nursing home in advance about the shipment.
  • Provide the name and phone number of the reception staff who will accept the parcel delivery at the retirement home.
Access requirements to the retirement home
  • Some nursing homes may have car park barriers or an access code.
  • Check with the staff if the courier driver will need additional information to enter the premises.


Retirement home parcel delivery with Eurosender

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Thoughtful ideas for what to put in nursing home care packages

Deciding what to pack in a senior care box is always a personal thing, but here are some great ideas when shipping a care package for the elderly:


What you cannot send in a care package to a retirement home

When packing a senior care box, there are some restrictions on what can be shipped via courier. Nursing homes may also ban certain items. These include:

Illegal drugs or medication
For detailed guidelines about restricted or forbidden items and more advice on how send a care package for seniors, contact our logistics experts via chat or email.


Benefits of choosing Eurosender to send a care package to a nursing home via courier

When shipping a parcel to a nursing home with us, you get:

Insurance included in the price

Instant quotes with no hidden fees

Assistance from logistics experts

24/7 shipment tracking online


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FAQ on shipping care packages for the elderly

How do I send a package to a nursing home by courier?
Think about what items you would send in a care package for senior citizens. Get good-quality packaging materials and follow our guidelines on packing various items for your senior care box. You can find cardboard boxes and other useful packaging materials for your nursing home care package in most stationery or hardware stores. Provide complete address details for pick-up and delivery. Make sure that someone will be available at the pick-up address to hand over the package to the courier. Inform the nursing home of the estimated delivery time so that they do not miss the delivery.
How much does it cost to ship a care package to a nursing home?
The price for sending a care package to seniors at a retirement home depends on the distance between the pick-up and delivery destinations, the weight and size of the shipment as well as the urgency and type of transport service selected. You can get an instant quote in the booking tool below or contact us via chat or email if you are unsure which service you need for shipping a care package for the elderly.
How long does it take to ship parcels to nursing homes?
The delivery time when sending a care package to a retirement home depends on the pick-up and destination country as well as the selected service. The fastest way to have your parcel delivered to a retirement home is through our Priority Express Service. The estimated delivery time for global routes is 24-72 hours.
Bear in mind that delivery times may increase in the run-up to Christmas, Mother's Day or Father's Day. Check our handy courier holiday calendar and make sure you book your retirement home parcel delivery so that it arrives on time.
Can you send cards to care homes?
Yes, you can send cards to care homes using our Document Service and the best thing is that you do not need any stamps. Simply insert your shipment details in the booking tool below to get an instant quote for shipping the card. The estimated delivery time is 24h within the EU and 48-72h on other global routes. Brighten someone's day with your thoughtful gesture.