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Send a care package to a nursing home by courier

Nothing makes grandparents happier than to know their family are thinking of them, and what better way than receiving a parcel delivery to their nursing home? Eurosender can help you to find ideas and ship parcels to nursing homes and care packages for seniors. We offer low-cost parcel delivery to nursing homes, almost anywhere in the world. Benefit from expert advice for packing a senior care box and much more.


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Thoughtful ideas for nursing home care packages – what can you send?

Deciding what to send to a loved one in aged care is always a personal thing, but here are some great gift ideas when shipping a care package for the elderly:
Pictures, gifts and memories from their grandchildren
Sending their favourite family portraits or framed photos, letters and cards from grandchildren and homemade gifts to brighten up their room
Clothing and personal care items
Comfortable slippers, a new cardigan or a pair of pyjamas are a popular choice for care packages for seniors. Send them along with toiletries, soaps and shampoos to help them feel at home
Favourite snacks and teas
Send Grandma her favourite biscuits and teabags to enjoy at tea-time! Or send Grandpa those dried fruits he loves. Sending non-perishable snacks are great ideas when shipping care packages to the elderly
Books, magazines and card games
What better way to pass the time than with by enjoying favourite crossword or sudoku book or inviting other residents to a game of Canasta? Or perhaps they enjoy arts and crafts, so send them coloured pencils and colouring books to keep them entertained

Common issues with retirement home parcel delivery and how to avoid them

There are a few important ways to ensure your nursing home care package arrives safely to its intended recipient, on time and without any issues. These include:
What is allowed?
Some nursing homes may place restrictions on what you can send in a care package for seniors, to sure the safely and wellbeing of its residents. Check this carefully before deciding what to send
Access to the retirement home
Most aged-care facilities and nursing homes have entrances to receive deliveries or require an access code to enter the building. Check the procedures with the nursing home first
Correct address and complete information
Providing the details of the reception staff who will receive the parcel, local phone numbers for local couriers to contact, and all relevant floor/room/unit numbers

What to consider before booking a parcel delivery to a nursing home

Shipping parcels to nursing homes requires a little preparation to ensure a safe and hassle-free journey. Consider the following when deciding to send a care package to a nursing home by courier:
Before the courier can collect your parcel, proper packing of your senior care box is essential to minimise the risk of damage during transit and avoid refusal on collection. Follow our packing guidelines for specific items.
Prohibited and restricted items
Always be certain your shipment doesn’t contain any items which are considered prohibited or restricted by couriers, to avoid failed retirement home parcel delivery or legal issues.
All standard shipments booked with Eurosender are covered by basic insurance, included in the price. Additional insurance is available to purchase at low prices.

How to correctly address a care package for seniors

Here is an example of how you should address your nursing home care package, to avoid failed deliveries:
  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: The Netherlands
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the name of the nursing home followed by the full name of the consignee.
    Ex.: Nursing home the Sunflower, Jay Evans
  3. Address
    Fill out the street name in full and the number.
    Ex.: Zonnebloemenstraat 46
  4. Additional info – Optional
    Here you can add additional information.
    Keep in mind that the courier doesn’t always take this info into consideration.
  5. Zipcode
    Add the postal or zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
    Ex.: 0318XV
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: Veenendaal
  7. Phone number
    Add the phone number, change the area code if needed.
    Ex.: +31 20 1234 1234

What not to send in a care package to a nursing home by courier?

When packing a senior care box, there are a few items to avoid, which may be banned by aged-care home operators or forbidden and restricted by courier companies, or both. These include:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons
  • Dangerous items
  • Some electronics, mobile phones, video games
  • Certain foods, particularly common allergens

Before deciding to send care packages to nursing homes by courier, contact the operators to find out what might be banned and be sure to check our dedicated page on prohibited and restricted items.

If you are still unsure how to send care packages to seniors or ship a parcel to a nursing home, contact our experts who are happy to discuss any shipping requirement.


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