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Be Thankful for Caregivers, At Home or in Senior Living

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 28 October 2011

Thanksgiving is less than a month away, and as November is National Family Caregivers Month, it’s the perfect time for expressing gratitude to the people who are caring for the seniors you love – whether they are family by relation, or have become part of your family through caregiving.

That may be your sister, who is the primary caregiver for your dad, who still lives at home. She helps him get ready for the day, drives him to doctor’s appointments, and makes meals for him.

If your parents reside in an independent living community, you should thank the housekeeping staff who faithfully clean their apartment, or the dining staff who prepare and serve wonderful dinners they can enjoy with friends, no cleanup necessary. Yes, it is their job, but if they do it well, saying thanks goes a long way.

You’ve noticed the activities director, the nursing staff, and several other caring employees at the assisted living home have made life better for your grandma. Next time you visit her, bring along a dozen donuts or a tray of homemade cookies with a note of thanks for these dedicated individuals.

Learn more about National Family Caregivers Month here.

Your turn: How will you say thanks to a caregiver this November, and year-round?

There are 2 Comments about this post

  1. Good Days from Chronic Disease Fund says,

    National Caregivers Month is something very special for us. Our organization, Good Days from Chronic Disease Fund, is dedicated to helping chronic disease sufferers with their medical care. Please help these sufferers too, and support our organization!

     

    on 28 October 2011 / 5:03 PM

     
  2. Thanks for your comment, and thanks for the important work you do. Our best!

     

    on 28 October 2011 / 5:12 PM

     
 

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