Humm I need to check out some nursing homes around here.As for material think of used clothing. I watch those storage wars and they throw allot of those cloths away. If they don't smell bad or are not moldy they could be washed and cut into squares. Great way to recycle what would go to waste. Yard sales and Goodwill ect. You would be amazed how much material comes out of a 1-2 or 3X shirt. I saw a cross pattern that would be easy if I can find it. Just squares sewed together would be welcome I'm sure. When you have nothing, anything is welcome!