Caregiver’s wear many hats. There is the Advocate, Beautician, Scheduler, Housekeeper, Cook, Transportation Manager, Problem Solver, Personal Attendant, Secretary, Pet Walker and Trainer and the list goes on and on. And this brings us to how to celebrate everything a caregiver does for us. No one enters this position with the thought of achieving fame and certainly not becoming a millionaire; the most people can expect is a ‘Thank You’ once in a while.
Except that ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t seem like enough when we stop and think about all the knowledge and work this person is putting out for us. Our Caregiver’s are a commodity we never expected the need for and now do not know what to do without. It is no wonder that due to the scope and complexity of the role, a specific day to celebrate Caregiver’s is not set aside, and rather there are almost as many celebrations as there are roles. Perhaps the one most appropriate is on www.parkinsons.org If one googles Celebrate Caregiver’s Day, it comes up with Celebrate CNA Caregivers on June 30th, or Celebrate Caregiver’s with the National Read Across America Day on March 2nd, and of course there is Mother’s Day and Father’s Day when we celebrate Caregiver’s.
www.parkinsons.org is still a favorite, not restricting to a day or time; rather providing 30 different ways to celebrate the caregiver in our lives. And most all of us see, know, have or are a Caregiver at this point or that in our life. These people and specially trained pets work 30/7 for us; we need to at least 1/7 of the time give a hardy ‘Thank You’.