5 Thoughtful Gifts Every Caregiver Deserves This Christmas

By Richard Hemmi, 9:00 am on

In-home Cleveland West caregivers can enjoy many holiday gifts this Christmas. If you have one on your list, then be sure to consider these thoughtful gifts this holiday season.

1. Weekend Away

Just like you need time away from work, so does the caregiver. Arrange for a fun weekend away for your hard working loved one. Give him or her a night in a charming bed and breakfast, several meals at restaurants or maybe a trip to the salon. While you are giving this gift, remember to stay with the senior or arrange for professional respite care in Cleveland West.

2. Your Expertise

Think about your own set of skills and how you can use them to help the family caregiver. If you have mechanical abilities, then make sure to change the caregiver’s oil in his or her car. Alternatively, if you have carpentry skills, then take care of that honey-do list that never seems to get completed.

3. Entertainment Service

Many caregivers have made a conscious decision to live without some luxuries so that they can enjoy spending time with their senior loved ones. Therefore, the gift of an entertainment service such as Netflix or Hulu can be a very meaningful gift this holiday season.

4. Food

The vast majority of caregivers get tired of shopping and cooking. That’s why the gift of a professional chef once a month can be very meaningful. Alternatively, consider the many food services that deliver groceries and recipes directly to the home on a monthly basis. If this is still above your budget, then consider making a nice meal and staying with the senior for a couple of hours once a month so the caregiver doesn’t have to cook.

5. Listening Ear

The most important gift cannot be brought in any store. The best gift that you can often give a family caregiver is a listening ear. Family caregivers are faced with many stressful situations, so allow them to unload on you without fearing any consequences.

There are many gifts that you can give the family caregiver this year. Choose one and include it on your holiday shopping list, but always be available to listen to the caregiver. Additionally, recommend Cleveland West Home Care Assistance to your loved one. We provide flexible live-in, hourly and respite services to help families take a break knowing that their loved ones are in capable, professional hands. Call (440) 455-4031 today to learn more from a trusted Care Manager.