The job of a caregiver is simultaneously rewarding and very taxing on the body, mind and spirit. Caregivers invest so much of themselves into their caregiver role and it can take its toll over time. This role is made even more complicated when the caregiver is caring for his or her own parents. Emotionally, it can be particularly difficult and, in general, it presents its own set of challenges due to the personal history between each party. If you want to show your appreciation to the caregiver in your life, a gift is a great way to show them that you care. Here are a few great gift ideas for a family caregiver.
Home Health Care Services. One of the best gifts you could possibly give your family member is to give them time to recharge away from their duties as caregivers. One way to accomplish this is to arrange for professional home health care services to come in. Many family caregivers are reluctant to admit that they need help. Many of them are also reluctant to accept help from other family members because they don’t want to burden them. Home health care services, however, can help to mitigate the demands of the caregiving role. Studies show that the person receiving the care also strongly benefits from home health care. In this way, this gift would be beneficial for all involved. Even if the family caregiver is only willing to accept the additional help for a short time, the sense of relief that this gift can offer is unparalleled.
Cook Their Meals Or Order Meal Service. Caregivers lead very busy lives and they need help in their lives, too. They will appreciate it if any effort is made to help them with additional tasks in their lives, such as if dinner is taken care of. Whether you make a few meals and put them in the freezer or you order them a week’s worth of meal service, they will be very thankful for it.
Gift Certificate For A Massage Or A Trip To The Spa. A gift certificate for a massage or a trip to the spa would be very welcome. It gives them a space to step away for a bit and receive the kind of relaxation and rejuvenation that they are often very much in need of.
Therapeutic Slippers. Caregivers spend a lot of time on their feet. Therapeutic slippers can make stepping into them after a long day feels like a treat.
A Thank You. Whether you tell them thank you in person or you write it in a card, telling the family caregiver how thankful you are for them is just what they needed to hear.
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Mom mom just passed away. The team at C-care was like extended family to us.....Raymond in particular. He always answered the phone, regardless of the time or day. No answering machines! He made sure he understood our needs and sent the PSW with the right skill set, to meet those needs.
Mom had dementia. Even thru this past year with the challenges of Covid19, she always had a PSW that understood how to successfully handle someone with the unique needs that dementia brings. Now our needs have changed and we just require care for my dad. Raymond will re-evaluate how are needs have changed and ensure we have the best care money can buy. In my experience with 2 other agencies, C-Care is hands down a more nurturing, better accommodating, and more caring. Don't let fancy companies fool you!! C-care is the best!!
C-Care has supported the daily care of my parents in law for over 2 years. I have been impressed with the level of care, empathy and personal affection each care-giver has shown in support of my husband's ailing parents. I have personally interacted with several PSWs and I have felt they represented the highest level of professional and ethical behavior. I have professional experience of good hiring practices as a retired HR executive and I have been impressed with C-Care case management and patient care. Great management, great patient care professionals.
Our daughter underwent spinal surgery. When I spoke with Raymond at C-Care I was under a lot of stress, when we finished talking I felt I had chosen the right place for her support. Raymond handled everything perfectly, supplying us with excellent care, his staff at C-Care are the best! I recommend this company without hesitation. Thank you Raymond.
I can't speak highly enough of the people at C-Care. Raymond and his team are nothing short of super stars. Each and every staff member I connected with was incredibly professional, patient and caring. Raymond never disappointed helping to provide scheduling for both short and long term needs. I quite simply do not know how I would have coped without him and his team.
My father suffered from Parkinson's and dementia for several years and C-Care provided 24 hour in home care for the last two years of his life. Raymond, who is in charge of operations, is committed to ensuring every caregiver is a good fit for the families they support. We had a combination of full and part time PSWs taking care of my dad. They deserve more than 5 stars. They were all reliable, warm, professional and honest. I was so happy with the company, I employed their services again for an elderly gentleman under my guardianship who was still living alone in his home. They are extremely responsive and answer emails and phone calls 7 days a week late into the night.
We were extremely happy with the quality of the caregivers. Our father was hospitalized for a week and needed support around the clock at the hospital and for the first 2 weeks at home. Raymond and Lina provided excellent people who looked after our father competently but also with compassion and sensitivity. They were an important factor in his recovery.