That’s why it is important to recognize their efforts and let them know they’re appreciated, especially at this time of year. Regardless of the fact they are being paid for their work, saying thanks and perhaps presenting a small gift to express your gratitude will mean a great deal to them.
Some assisted living communities and home care agencies may have rules that prohibit family members, residents and clients from giving a gift to a staff member. (Read more about it in this post, The Holidays in Assisted Living: Gifts for Staff). Check in with the management staff regarding their policies, as many still allow cards or food gifts — for example, a tray or tin of cookies or desserts, or a pizza party for direct care staff in an assisted living unit.
A simple note or word of thanks can go a long way. Express your gratitude today to those who are serving in a vital way: working with and caring for your senior loved ones.
Your turn: How do you plan to say thanks to the senior care providers serving your senior relatives and friends?