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What to Get a Caregiver on National Caregivers Day

By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on February 6, 2017

February 19th is National Caregivers Day and the time to express appreciation for the noble work caregivers are doing. Show appreciation for a family caregiver you know by giving a gift to help make his or her job easier. Phoenix senior home care professionals lists 4 appropriate gifts for caregivers.

1. Motion Sensor and Receiver

Among the many responsibilities a caregiver has, one of the main ones is making sure your senior loved one is safe. Having a battery-operated motion sensor alarm can give a caregiver some peace of mind. It is easy to use and can be placed in the doorway near your loved one’s bedroom or by his or her bedside. Should your loved one get up or leave the room while a caregiver is not around, a signal will be sent to the wireless alarm and alert the caregiver. 

2. Relaxation Tapes 

Caregivers can use meditation tapes to help themselves and their loved ones enhance their overall wellbeing. Listening to these tapes can reduce stress and may help enhance the relationship between the two. Relaxation techniques can also help boost the body’s immune system and lower blood pressure. Families that are finding it challenging to meet a loved one’s care needs can hire professional Phoenix caregivers to help.

3. Monthly Gift Basket

Caregivers can be so busy taking care of their loved ones that they end up neglecting their own health needs. For instance, they may grab an unhealthy snack to satisfy a craving. Signing them up to receive a healthy gift box of nutritional foods, including fruits and nuts, may make it easier for them to grab a nutritious snack that can boost their immune system. They can also share the healthy snacks with their loved one.

4. Automatic Pill Dispenser

An automatic dispenser can keep medications and drug doses safely locked away until a caregiver needs to give it to his or her loved one. These dispensers feature alert notifications, custom programming features, and timers, which can help caregivers remember when their loved ones need to take medication. A dispenser can also eliminate the need for continually refilling the medication.

For more ideas for gifts to give a caregiver, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We offer hourly and live-in care services, and we also specialize in dementia, post-stroke, and Alzheimer’s care. Phoenix families looking for a caregiver who can meet their loved one’s care needs can call 602.388.1085 to speak with one of our friendly Care Managers about our flexible care plans.