Give Your Mother’s Caregiver in Farrell PA an Unexpected Gift

If your mother has a caregiver who either lives with her, or simply stops in every day to check on her, that person is providing an incredible service to not only your mother, but also to you and your entire family.  The home care provider is ensuring that your mother is safe, healthy, and secure and whether she is simply there to remind your mother to take her medication when needed, to help her cook dinner every night, or to assist with the laundry, or she is there for more immediate care, such as bathing, getting out of bed, or any other activity, what she does is hard work.Caregiver Farrell PA

One thing that many families tend to forget when they hire a home care provider for their loved one is just how much work is involved in the process.  They might have been supporting their loved one for a while themselves before finding a professional caregiver, and once the in home care provider arrived, it felt like taking a long, deep, refreshing breath.  And then you forget just how much stress the entire process can bring.

Sometimes all you need to feel better about what you’re doing, or to help you get through the tough times is a simple thank you.  For a caregiver, an unexpected gift can go a long way toward helping them recharge, and feel better about what they are doing at the time to help out.

What types of gifts could you offer?

It depends on the type of home care provider that your mother has, and the level of support that they offer. I f your mother has a live in caregiver, then why not offer to give her the weekend off once in a while?  While the agency that placed them with your mother may provide some level of support in this manner, there’s no reason why you couldn’t offer to take care of your mother for a weekend.

How about two tickets to a local movie theater or special event so that she could take a friend, spouse, or family member on a night out?  A gift certificate to a restaurant can also be a great way to let the caregiver know that she is appreciated.

When you’re caring for an elderly individual, depending on their personality and needs, it can be an incredibly stressful job.  Keep that in mind when it comes to the home care provider for your mother and once in a while, offer her a gift or some way that you can show your appreciation.  It will go a long way for everyone involved.

The caregivers at CareGivers Plus are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. CareGivers Plus is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable caregiver services in Farrell, PA and the surrounding areas. Call 724-638-7110 for more information.

About Robert Devine

Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.