Gifts for Caregivers

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According to Gallup research sponsored by Pfizer and ReACT one in six people who have a full-time or part-time job say that they have to care for an elderly family member, relative or friend, or someone with disabilities, Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary outlines 7 creative and practical gifts to give to caregivers this holiday season.

  1. Listen.
  2. Offer encouragement.
  3. Help out.
  4. Create a gift certificate that gives the caregiver six 20-minute venting sessions.
  5. Find funny and encouraging greeting cards, and send one to the caregiver every month.
  6. Use the personalized gift certificate to volunteer for a regular household task.
  7. Buy a caregiver a gift certificate to a spa.

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