Each month, there are many causes to be aware of and help promote, whether it be by donating money or wearing a ribbon to spread awareness. Consider taking part in Caregiver Awareness Month this November by reaching out to caregivers in your life to let them know that you recognize their dedication and appreciate everything they do.
A caregiver could be anyone from an in-house nurse who takes care of your grandmother with Alzheimer’s to your friend that spends each day caring for her child with cerebral palsy. Caregivers administer medication, care for homes, and provide secure living for the patient. This often means multiple trips to the doctor each month, watching SimpliSafe YouTube tutorials to set up a home security system, and washing a plethora of dishes. Clearly, caregivers are selfless and caring people that work have and deserve to be recognized.
If there are people in your life that dedicate their time to care for others in this way, find ways to thank them this month. This could be by taking time out of your day to help them for a few hours, getting them a gift certificate for a massage, or simply writing them a card to let them know that they are appreciated. Be sure to spread the word about Caregiver Awareness Month as well. Teach your children about the work caregivers do and share the message on social media. The more people that know, the more caregivers will be thanked! Show the caregivers in your life that you’re thinking about them by sharing some resources with them that might be helpful.
If you are sitting there reading this as a caregiver, consider this is a thank you to you as well. Thank you for the sacrifice, thoughtfulness, and love you give on a daily basis. To be a dependable person for someone that needs you takes a lot of strength and can sometimes feel thankless. This month is for you to be proud of the work you do and to realize how much others are grateful for your commitment.
There are so many ways you can thank caregivers in your life. How do you plan on honoring them this month?
This post was graciously authored by Cameron Smith.