We’ve all learned, likely from a motivational poster or two, that actions speak louder than words. It’s no secret that gift giving is the best way to show someone that you appreciate them this time of year. It doesn’t matter how expensive a gift may be, a token of appreciation is heartfelt if it’s genuine. Remember to include home caregivers on your list when you check it twice this holiday season. Caregivers come from all walks of life and can be friends, relatives, nurses, doctors, therapists, and any other professionals who provide care every day. This holiday season, return the favor and pamper a special home care professional with one of these gift ideas from Best Home Care.
- Book a Spa Appointment: PCA assistants often get little time to themselves or days off and that reality can have a negative impact on their own well-being. Stress can’t be avoided completely in our day-to-day lives, but it should be relieved occasionally in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A massage or manicure appointment may be just what a PCA or home care employee needs to relax.
- Share Some Sweet Treats: A basket of snacks offers variety; your personal care provider is bound to like something in the bunch. If you notice a coffee cup in their hand most mornings or a certain brand of chocolate chip cookies peeking out of their bag, customize this gift accordingly! The possibilities are endless with a gift basket and they can be made in an assortment of sizes and price ranges.
- Help Indulge their Pastimes: Gift cards are a great way to help caregivers keep up with activities outside of their routine so they have something to look forward to each week as a break from other responsibilities. Did your caretaker recently take up knitting? Get a gift card for a home goods store! Did you talk to your home care aid about a new book series they can’t put down? Get them a gift card to a bookstore!