A caregiver is someone who takes care of a friend or loved one and they are probably under immense pressure to do so.
I have been a caregiver and I know it is a round the clock gig; my duties ran the gamut and required total devotion.
But I was very fortunate to have kind people in my life to help me out from time to time.
Your random act of kindness could provide someone else with a glimmer of hope when their life has been uprooted.
Below you will find a meaningful list of ways to show others that you care:
- Write them a letter telling them that you are aware of their sacrifices and stand in awe of their perseverance
- Find out their favorite television show and send it over in a boxed DVD set
- If the caregiver longs to travel but has a limited amount of free time, send over a collection of their favorite adventure books
- Grab a deck of cards or a couple of board games and offer to stop by for an evening of nostalgic play
- If the caregiver has children, have them draw an encouraging message on the sidewalk outside of their house, so they can see a reminder of hope when they step outside for fresh air
- Find a colleague at work who is willing to share & donate their vacation time to the caregiver
- Purchase gift cards to their favorite restaurant and drop them off or offer to take them out for a meal
- Cook them a hot meal and deliver it in time, in order to grant them some respite from dinner preparation
- Bake a plate of their favorite cookies; bring them over and offer to chat
- Offer to pick up the medicine for the person who is being cared for and deliver it
- Hire a credentialed massage therapist who makes house calls to visit their home
- If they are in school or have children, offer to tutor them or offer to hire a home tutor to assist them academically
- Gather a group of friends and decorate their house for the holidays
- Help them clean their house or offered to hire someone (e.g., housekeeping)
- If they have children, take them to school or take them to their scheduled after-school activities
- Send a bouquet of flowers, especially on a day that you know their schedule is particularly challenging
- Pick up some groceries and bring them over to their house
- If they are not text savvy, send over a tech geek to assist them with their devices that are not working