Posted on Nov 18, 2016
Gifts for Caregivers and In Home Senior Care
With the winter holidays fast approaching, it is time to think of the many gifts that will need to be purchased or made for those we love and appreciate. The season of giving is upon us and who is more deserving of appreciation than those who fully give of themselves to others on a daily basis. Caregivers are so important for the wellbeing of those we love who might need some assistance through their day or week.
Being a family caregiver can be hectic and oftentimes a person can feel overwhelmed and underappreciated. Taking the time to thank that special person who takes care of our elderly loved ones and gives the family peace of mind should be treated extra nice this holiday season. A gift of pampering such as some nice lotions and candles is a great way to suggest they take some downtime for themselves. There is no way to keep giving of oneself unless there is time to recover and rejuvenate.
Another way to give some downtime is to provide a break for the regular caregiver. If the regular caregiver is a family member, suggest that another family member substitute for some time, even just a few hours, so appointments can be made or shopping can be finished for the holidays. Offer to help out with the chores of the household, such as the dishes, laundry and cooking dinner. Even just a little time away from responsibilities can feel very refreshing.
When your loved one’s private caregiver has time off, find out what they like to do for fun. Perhaps a gift certificate to a movie theatre and a dinner at their favorite restaurant would be something that would excite them. A massage or manicure certificate is a great way to suggest they take some time to relax and pamper themselves.
When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, take the time to remember those who give the gift of time to those we love most. Gift giving doesn’t have to end after the New Year, either. Let the caregivers in your life know that you appreciate them; a simple pat on the back, a smile or a listening ear will go a long way.
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