Caregiver Appreciation Month
Giving thanks is a theme all November long, which is appropriate as it is officially Caregiver Appreciation Month!
This is also a great time to show a little extra love to the caregivers in your life.
A week of “Caregiver Appreciation” has been celebrated since the mid-90s, and in 2012 it was officially extended as a full month of national recognition.
Senior Home Companions caregivers have a true passion for spending time with others, but being on duty for long hours can present its challenges, and caregivers can use their own respite! Here are just a few ways that you can show appreciation for the caregivers you know:
- Favorite treat- Caregivers are always paying attention to those in their care, and anticipating their needs. Show that you care about them too by gifting them their favorite coffee drink, snack, or dessert! Is your family member not sure of their caregiver’s favorite snack? It’s pretty hard to go wrong with chocolate!
- Self care kit- Put together a few items that your family member’s caregiver can use for self care. This could include things like soothing bath salts, a fancy candle, or a fuzzy blanket. Or maybe your family member knows other ways that their caregiver likes to relax — like maybe with a good book or some essential oils.
- Personalized message- There is nothing quite as heartwarming as a personalized card or letter from someone you care about. Pick up a pretty card or some unique stationary and either help or have your family member write a message to their caregiver about their favorite times spent together. This alone is a great gift, but you can always throw in one of the items above to make it extra special.
Our caregivers are here for your family members, and not for the recognition. But they do appreciate your acknowledgement of the special relationships they share, and the hard work that goes into the career of full-time caregiving.
For more information about our caregiving services, contact us at 800-736-4692.