Being a caregiver isn’t easy, and for many, it’s done out of love and care for someone close to their hearts.
For people who have a caregiver, now is the perfect time of year to show them extra gratitude. Even the most simple, yet sincere effort can mean the world to them.
Plan a day where someone else can help out so your regular caregiver can have some respite and get a bit more “me” time. Whether they spend time at home with a book or out doing their own holiday shopping, that alone time can help them feel refreshed and ready for the new year.
What’s their favorite meal? Maybe they’ve been talking about a book they’d like to read? A simple and affordable gesture can show that you listen and are grateful for their commitment to you.
Stop for lunch with your caregiver or even just a cup of coffee. Take a walk or drive through a pleasant neighborhood with holiday decorations. Think of something that only happens during the holidays and share a bit of cheer together.
Sometimes words are all you need to share how you feel. A simple, heartfelt thank you card, or handwritten letter can let a caregiver know how appreciated and unique they are. Take your time, gather your thoughts, and then write from your heart.