Here are 10 ways to thank your homemakers, companions, non-medical caregivers, transportation workers, and anyone else on your team who recognition.
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There is a special week in June set aside to thank your CNAs. Nurses get thanked in May. Unpaid, family caregivers are recognized in November.
But there is no official month, week, or even a day set aside to thank all those non-medical caregiver heroes on your team.
So, here are 10 ways to thank your homemakers, companions, non-medical caregivers, transportation workers, and anyone else on your team who NEEDS a thank you, a pat-on-the-back, or just a little something to let them know you are glad they’re on your team.
1. Give Unexpected Gifts.
A Harvard Business School study found that giving unexpected financial gifts to employees leads to higher productivity. The research found that, “Gifts are roughly as efficient as hiring more workers.” Imagine the positive impact of giving a grocery store gift card to a single mother or a pre-paid gas card to young student working her way through school.
2. Thank You Notes.
Heartfelt thank you notes let your Caregivers know they are worth your time and attention. Write your own, or DOWNLOAD these easy templates to spread your gratitude! Try printing them on thick paper or card stock. Then, on the back, jot down some words of appreciation for each of your caregivers. Here are a couple of ideas:
- Praise them for their outstanding client care.
- Let a a new Caregiver know that you recognize improvement.
- Acknowledge loyalty for those Caregivers who are longtime employees.
3. Company Merch / SWAG.
Everyone loves t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags and water bottles! Offering your Caregivers free company apparel and other logo merchandise can be a simple, inexpensive way to say, â€œWe like having you on our team!â€
4. Take time to Train.
Investing in mobile-friendly e-learning lets your Caregivers know they are a vital part of the healthcare team. Here are 5 Important Training Topics for Professional Caregivers in 2018.