While we don’t need a national holiday to express our appreciation for all of the work caregivers provide, on National Thank You Note Day the team at Scioto would like to express our gratitude for all the caregivers in our communities.
Caregivers give so much and receive so little in return. The least we can do is offer a heartfelt “thank you” to the special people who work tirelessly to support those who need it. Therefore, we wrote a thank you letter to any and all the caregivers reading this.
Thank you! You are doing an amazing job! You work long hours, in a physically demanding job, providing care for others while away from your family for very little pay. In an industry with low employee retention, we know you do this not for economic gain but for the satisfaction of caring for others.
A caregiver comes in a variety of forms. You may be an unpaid family member or you may receive a small stipend for helping our loved ones. All of you deserve thanks for the work that you do. There are a variety of professions that pay a higher salary that you could have chosen and you chose to provide care to others.
As a caregiver, you put your own life on pause while you manage the daily activities of those in your care. That does not go unnoticed. We see you all around our community, in homes, schools, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals and group homes. What you do matters more than you realize.
The care you provide is not definable through mere words. Each of you meets the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs of those whom you provide care, giving support to all of us who may need it.
Please know that what you do does not go unnoticed. Even if the one you care for cannot say “thank you,” know that you are truly appreciated. You are respected. You are valued.
We are truly grateful for all that you do!
Providing care to someone else is an incredible choice. We understand how stressful it can be. Our blog post, “Overcoming Stress: What a Caregiver Should Know” offers tips to manage the challenge of the job.