Caregiver Appreciation Month
November is a time for giving thanks, and it’s also Caregiver Appreciation Month!
Family members appreciate the caregivers of their loved ones all year long, but this is also a great time to show a little extra love to the caregivers in your life.
It wasn’t until 2012 that it was dedicated officially as a month-long celebration, but a week of “Caregiver Appreciation” has been celebrated since the mid-90s.
Angels Senior Home Solutions 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.
Know that the caregivers at Angels are here for your family members and not for the recognition. But also know that 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 (765) 463-2100.