Topics: Dating Etiquette
During the month of November we celebrate those who dedicate their lives to supporting and assisting others with declining health or long-term illnesses. Caregivers average 24.4 hours a week providing care to their spouse, loved one, or relative. The demands on caregivers can be difficult, both emotionally and physically, so remember to thank a caregiver this month. Here are some ways to acknowledge the special work caregivers do each day:
Caregivers often go unrecognized in their day-to-day activities. If you know someone who provides care for their loved one, consider sending them a special thank-you card, or take time to visit them in their home. Small tokens of gratitude and acknowledgement go a long way. Sometimes all it takes is “thanks” to brighten a person’s day.
There’s never enough time in the day for caregivers. Although rewarding, Caregiving can also be exhausting and demanding. Try asking for concrete ways that you can help a caregiver get through their day. Maybe they need help prioritizing things to get done, or maybe they just need a hot meal. Sites like meal train helps groups organize and plan hot meals for a family or couple who needs it the most. Crowd funding platforms such as GoFundMe or YouCaring provide a way to collect donations to ease the financial burden that some caregivers face.