Thanking Our Caregivers and Caring In Home Care

Thanksgiving is the holiday observed every year in November; it is the perfect time to count our blessings and to show gratitude to the ones we love.  Caregivers are people who deserve a lot of appreciation, especially this time of year.  Paid or unpaid, these people spend more time caring for others than they typically do themselves.  It truly takes a special, patient person be a caregiver.  This November, make it a point to thank a caregiver.

When it comes to showing a family caregiver that they are appreciated, sometimes all it takes is a phone call to check in on them.  Be sure they are taking time to take care of themselves.  Make sure that they know you are there to offer a listening ear whenever they need to share concerns or just to vent.  Every once in a while, give them a call and let them know that they have one less task to worry about that day, then deliver dinner.    After is dinner is delivered, offer to give them a hug too, while you’re at it. 

Whenever there’s a free block of time, be sure to stop in to say hi, even for a quick visit.  Offer to drop off a movie or library book rental.  See if there are any groceries that can be picked up on the way.  If distance makes stopping by for a visit difficult, perhaps a card with a note of appreciation can be dropped in the mail.  A message of thanks delivered alongside magazines and bills can go a long way to boost a family caregiver’s overall mood and wellbeing.

When possible, offer to give your family caregiver the day off; or at least several blocked off hours of time away.  Holiday pressures and tasks can build up and require more attention; so taking positive actions now to plan the season will reduce pressures and increase everyone’s enjoyment of what can be a lovely time of year.  It’s important to remember that you don’t have to do it all.  You have your own holiday responsibilities to take care of.  You can count on professional in home care from Senior Helpers of Big Lake to de-stress holiday buying for your elderly loved one.  Your loved one will receive reliable transportation to and from local events, malls, shopping plazas, and grocery stores.  You won’t have to worry that they have gotten lost or had an accident while out and about.  Professional in home care from Senior Helpers of Big Lake, 763-262-9966, includes this reliable form of transportation.  All caregivers are experienced and highly trained in senior care.  You can trust that your elderly loved one is in good hands while they finish up their holiday shopping. 

If you would like to learn more about ways to thank a caregiver or about full or part time in home health care, call Senior Helpers of Big Lake to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-262-9966!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care.  The senior care specialist will also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Big Lake provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Elk River, Monticello, Zimmerman, Big Lake, St. Michael, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

 




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