We all have different needs, which become more apparent as we age. So be guided by a person's needs.
If they spend a lot of time in bed, then a memory foam topper may help relieve pressure on joints for greater comfort. Pair a memory foam topper with a Coolmax mattress protector for greater comfort. Or, consider our cooling memory foam topper which is perfect for warmer weather.
Temperature control can sometimes be a problem for the elderly. In this case, a natural filling will help regulate their body temperature as they sleep. Wool is an ideal choice as it's excellent at helping regulate our body temperatures; keeping us warm in colder weather and cool in warm weather.
If their home is cold, and they'd benefit from more insulation then a down-rich topper would be a better choice. Be mindful of how much support is needed so you choose the right firmness.
If more support is needed, consider memory foam or toppers with a high percentage of feathers or feather bases.