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Gifts for Caregivers

Posted by on October 31, 2014 under Caregiver Corner | Be the First to Comment

Holiday gift ideas for caregivers

Do you have a friend or family member who is a full-time caregiver? Or part-time? The holidays are just around the bend, and it’s time to start making those lists. But what to get that person who may not have time to enjoy the latest gadget or tickets to the movies? Here are just a few suggestions.

Gift of Time
Are you able to take over for the caregiver for a few hours? If you know their caree well enough and are okay with taking over for your friend (or family member), give them a few hours off. They can do with it what they choose – errand running, visiting a friend, taking a nap. Just try to emphasize that the time should be spent doing something for them. Or, if the caregiver has a backup person they often use, and you can pay for that person to come in for one extra session, that’s a great gift, too.

Have them over for dinner, specifically on a night when you know they’re free. Or take them out to lunch, again when you know they’re able to take off for a bit. Or if they can’t find the time to get away, bring them some coffee and a croissant, and sit and chat with them and their caree. You can offer any of these treats by creating a coupon, or even a homemade coupon book.

On TotalHomeCareSupplies.com’s Pinterest page, we have a whole board devoted to books that are about and for caregivers. It’s a way of saying “I may not understand what you’re going through, but here’s someone who does.” Bonus  – get two copies of the book and offer to read it with them, so they have someone with whom to discuss the content.

Best Holiday Gifts for Caregivers

Posted by on December 11, 2013 under Caregiver Corner | Be the First to Comment

Daugher and Mother smiling at Christmas

Finding the right gift for someone you love can be a challenge.  Caregivers devote so much time, love and attention to those in their care that often they have little free time to themselves. The best holiday gift for the caregiver in your life may simply be help from friends and family – but how do you turn that help into a stocking-stuffer?

The Alzheimer’s Association has created an easy, printable Caregiver Coupon Book for the holiday season!  Just click, print, and present in any way you wish.  Caregiver coupons include:

  • A Home-Cooked Meal
  • A Free Day of Caregiving for “Me Time” or Time with Friends
  • 30 Minutes of Relaxation
  • A Helpline Call on Behalf of the Caregiver
  • 3 Hours of Respite Care
  • Chauffeur for the Day
  • Coffee Breaks and more!

Caregiver Coupons

To download the complete Caregivers Coupon Book, visit the Alzheimer’s Association Blog, or download this Alzheimer’s Association Holiday Coupon Book in PDF format.

For more Caregiver support and resources, visit Caregiver Corner on the TotalHomeCareSupplies Blog.

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