If you or a loved one currently resides in one of the elderly homes in Lewisville, TX, you may be wondering how to show the care team your appreciation around the holidays – or at any other time of the year. The caregiver in your life – or that of a loved one – does, after all, deserve thanks. Though they may have experienced “a calling” to pursue the career they’ve chosen, it can sometimes be a thankless job. Add to that their increased chances for contracting viruses such as COVID-19, and it’s clear these individuals are truly special and should be recognized for their contributions.
Depending on the type of retirement community in which you or your loved one lives, there may be more than one caregiver/care team member to consider. If the number is large, to keep your spending at a manageable level, you may consider keeping any monetary shows of appreciation to just the immediate caregivers in question.
With all of that said, for the caregiver(s) in your life, here are a handful of simple ways to show your appreciation.
Show Interest In the Life of Your Caregiver
Don’t cross any personal lines, but without seeming nosy, you may simply want to show interest in your caregiver’s life and get a little closer to them. Ask about their kids, grandkids, spouse, likes, dislikes, etc. Taking time to listen to something someone has to say can and does make a difference in their lives.
Maybe, after having a more personal discussion with them, you can appreciate them for who they are, as well as for what they do.
Make Sure Their Hard Work Is Acknowledged
If the caregiver in question is a person who comes to your house and is actually employed by you, you may consider giving them the day off (if possible) to show your appreciation. This way, they’ll have time to spend with their family, go to a movie with friends, take a short trip, or something else.
Bonuses are also appreciated by most everyone who brings home a paycheck. If possible, this is another way of saying thanks.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a gift for it to have an effect on someone. A gift certificate, flowers, a home-baked treat – all of these are great ideas if you’re looking for gift to give your caregiver to show your appreciation. If you’re not sure what they like, spend a little more quality time with them and get to know them a bit better.
Thank You Notes Or Letters
We can’t always find the words we need to express the emotions we have. If you fall into that category, you may be able to better express yourself through a thank you note, card, or a letter. Let your caregiver know how they’ve influenced your life, motivated you, etc. with heartfelt words written in some form.
Sometimes, a person’s life can be changed by a couple of simple words. When is the last time you literally thanked your caregiver? Just saying “Thank You” can go a long way. It shows them they’re appreciated. It acknowledges their hard work.
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