Just Say “Thanks.”
Caregivers are some of the hardest working class of humans we know, especially here in San Diego. It’s simple to say it takes a very special person to dedicate their career and life to the betterment of mankind. Family, friends and neighbors of these kindhearted caregivers benefit directly. Great caregivers are open to assisting the people in their life more often and with enthusiasm. Although this does not mean caregiving is easy. Most caregivers, speaking from experience, carry a heavy burden.
What does that mean?
Well…. it means a few things.
- Professional caregivers and family caregivers tend to spread themselves thin
- When someone is in need, they try to find a way to help.
- The value of the services family caregivers provide for “free,” when caring for older adults, is estimated to be $375 billion a year.
- in the U.S. alone there are over 10 million people in need of care. Most family caregivers also have a career and children while caring for a dependent elderly family member. Stress is very common with caregivers, paid or unpaid.
It’s safe to say that we could not function without the caring population. Approximately 29% of the United States population is caring for a chronically ill or disabled adult. They are the foundation, and extend the life of loved ones exponentially. In one way or another you will cross paths with someone caring for a person in need.
Follow some tips on how to thank that special person.
- Give them a hug
- Buy them a card to show your appreciation
- Just say “Thanks!”
- Tell them why you’re thankful
- Tell them how amazing they perform their work
- A simple high five (That’s how I do it)
- Write them a thank you letter, poem or video.