Remember how you felt the last time someone took care of you? Remember how grateful you were that they were there? Maybe you didn't need a of help, but you were just glad there was another person with you. Someone you knew you could count on.
Caregivers are amazing people. Maybe you are one of them. Or maybe you have a loved one that is being taken care of. Either way, you know the appreciation you feel. Expressing that appreciation and gratitude can be hard to relay.
Of course the best way to say thanks is to be sincere. Any time you speak from your heart, people will hear your message in the intent it was given. If you aren't great at face to face, here are three other ways to say thanks!
Tell their employer about the wonderful service they have provided
Give specific examples of times when they went above and beyond their job responsibilities or took the extra time to just be with your loved one.
Give them a holiday bonus
Who doesn't love a little bonus? It really doesn't matter what the amount is. It's the sincere gesture that you appreciate them. Of course it's always great to know their interests and likes, but even a gas card that can be kept for emergencies would be appreciated.
Just a note
I am a big believer in handwritten notes and your caregivers will appreciate them too. Your thank you or message doesn't have to be long or mushy, just let them know that you are happy they are there.
It's the little pieces of words and actions that make the biggest impression. It's knowing that your caregiver is there for you to count on. And that gives you the most precious gift - peace.
To your Most Peaceful Self!