Caregivers are often overlooked in terms of the value they provide. In addition to everyday physical duties, like lifting, bathing and cleaning, the care and compassion that goes into each client can be emotional.
According to the AARP, the nonprofit National Caregivers Association began promoting November as National Caregivers Month in 1994. It was designed to raise awareness about the hard work that caregivers do and to provide support. The theme for 2019 is #BeCareCurious.
You Can Express Your Gratitude
Whether the caregiver in your life works in your home or if you’d like to honor a family member that cares for others, it’s always nice to show appreciation. If it weren’t for them, so many people wouldn’t be able to get well or stay well in the comfort of their own homes.
Start off by always being courteous. Thank them when you see extra care or compassion. Recognize when you see improvement and understand the importance of their companionship and the services they provide.
It’s not unheard of to give gifts. If you’re sending flowers to the patient, send some to the caregiver, too. Give a gift basket or offer a day off with pay as a gesture of your appreciation for all they do. Time off can be invaluable.
Enjoying Good Quality of Life
Gianna Homes offers both In-Home Care and Residential Home Care programs. We want to help people maintain a higher quality of life. Our In-Home Care offers RN Case Management, medication set-up and monitoring, assistance on-call 24/7, meal preparation, grocery shopping and more.
Our staff are all certified nursing assistants and have received special training in dementia, Alzheimer’s care, CPR, first aid, medical ethics and more. Call us today at 952-443-6113 or visit us in at our Minnetonka or Plymouth locations.