“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.”-Jim Rohn
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” -Kahlil Gibran
It takes a special person to work as a home caregiver. The job requires patience, hard work and creativity. The caregiver role has many facets. In any given day you might be a companion and friend, a listener, a scheduler/planner, a driver, a cleaner, a cook, a bather, a cosmetologist, a personal care attendant, an entertainer…and so much more.
During this time of year when we pause to give thanks, we wanted to take a moment to thank our home caregivers for all that they do. We try to show this thanks all year round, but we also like to offer special thanks when we get the opportunity. During the holidays especially, home caregivers go above and beyond. Often a senior home caregiver sacrifices time with his/her own family and friends during the holidays to make sure a client has the help needed. Senior clients still need help as usual during holiday times and, unfortunately, health crises and emergencies don’t take a break for the holidays.
This message is both our thanks and a tribute to all that senior home caregivers do. To get an idea of some of the inspirational work done by caregivers, check out Our Home Care News section and read about EasyLiving’s Inspirational Caregiver Award winners. Here are a few comments of thanks directly from those we serve:
Thanks to all of you, each and every one that has been a part of our family for the last 3 years!–Client’s daughter
When I feel down or sad, the caregivers employed by Easy Living do not hesitate to try and cheer me up through their hard work and kindness. –Client
The caregivers have been absolutely wonderful. He has made an improvement in lifestyle. His caregivers have been like extended family since he doesn’t have any actual family.–Client’s attorney
I have had four fantastic caregivers. They are all on time. They anticipate what I need. Thanks!–Client
The caregiver is able to handle a lot of basic things as well as my husband’s medical needs. I would say that she’s been well-trained and likes her work. The caregiver has experience in things that she will pass on to me, for which I am grateful.–Client’s wife
November is National Caregiver Month, specifically designated to bring awareness to all that caregivers contribute to the lives of those they care for. Our caregivers and office staff work in partnership with families, who do so much to ensure the safety and well-being of their loved ones. This tribute is for all those who care, whether in the home as a professional home caregiver, as a family member near or far or as a worker in a hospital or nursing home. Check out the Thanks Project to read many tributes to caregivers and add your own.
Share your thanks with a caregiver today!