The 3rd Friday of February we celebrate National Care Givers Day. s The perfect time to show your appreciation to professional caregivers who assist your loved ones. At the same time, it’s a great opportunity to acknowledge the unpaid family caregivers in your life.
NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY
National Caregivers Day on the third Friday in February honors the health care professionals across the country providing long-term and hospice care.
Around the nation, dedicated health care professionals serve those who require long-term or hospice care. They provide vital services, reassuring patients and the families who care about them. Often loved ones require care we are not able to provide. We are either not physically able or do not have the skills or means to provide them. Expert caregivers are trained to provide round-the-clock services in safe environments. Their care enables the family to focus on their loved one’s healing process. In hospice care, a caregiver allows the family to spend time with their loved one without worrying about medical responsibilities.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCaregiversDay
Take time to thank a caregiver for their dedication and care of our loved ones. There are several ways to show your appreciation:
- Give them a card of thanks. This may seem like a simple gesture, but it will mean a lot to the caregiver.
- Let them know with a kind word of encouragement. Your recognition will inspire them to continue their quality work.
- Tell their supervisor how much you appreciate the services. Compliments are rarely voiced. Take the time to make yours heard.
- Employers can provide a special appreciation luncheon.