Ever since the Coronavirus started, there have been a specific set of people we can call our heroes: healthcare workers. Working tirelessly to save lives while putting themselves in front of danger is not something that everyone is built for.
Whether they have saved the life of a loved one or you simply want to show local nurses and doctors how much you appreciate what they do for the community, there are many ways to show the healthcare professionals you know that you care. Here are our five top suggestions for when you want to celebrate your local healthcare workers:
1. Send Flowers.
One can say that it’s a gesture as old as time but sending flowers is one that will almost always put a smile on someone’s face. If you know a healthcare worker, chances are they could use a smile on any given day. So, why not give a nurse flowers today? Find out their favorite type and when you order their preferred bouquet of that specific floral arrangement, you can be sure that you’ll be making a healthcare worker feel appreciated.
2. Show Appreciation And Respect.
Unfortunately, some people can be a bit harsh with healthcare workers, whether because of their fear of the virus or simply because they are having a bad day. One great way to show your appreciation is to make a public banner or dedication somewhere near a hospital where they can easily see it. Or, if you happen to see a healthcare worker at your local grocery store, you’ll find that a kind word can go far in making their day. Appreciation is something easily given yet too many people hold back. Sharing a thoughtful comment with a healthcare worker shows people respect and appreciate their efforts. They deserve it!
3. Take Care Of Something They May Need Help With.
Whether they have pets that need walking or a lawn that needs gardening, there are times when a healthcare worker gets home from the job, too tired to take care of it all. This is a perfect occasion to help them out, as long as it’s safe for the both of you. Pro tip: there are lawn services available online that you could consider booking for them as well. Being able to not have to worry about the little yet important things that need to get done can be extremely helpful for a busy healthcare worker who may come home exhausted at the end of a long shift.
4. Make A Special Social Media Post Just For Them.
We all love a little online appreciation. For some people, words of affirmation are their love language. If that’s the case for the healthcare worker in your life, consider how they could appreciate a little love on a public forum, such as social networks where most people spend a lot of their time. If the healthcare worker in your life is one of the special few that doesn’t have social media, a simple thank you card could also go far in making them feel appreciated.
5. Throw A Pizza Party For Them.
After speaking with a few healthcare workers in our lives, an overwhelming response to how they want to be celebrated was with food. From their favorite snacks to pizza parties provided at work as often as possible, the nurses we know and love all appreciated the availability of good food as they finished their shifts. Just imagine how nice it would be to have a piping hot pizza waiting for you after finishing a long shift caring for others.
Thank Your Healthcare Professionals!
Whether you have friends or loved ones who work in the field of healthcare or you have a local hospital with frontline workers, showing you appreciate the help and service of nurses and doctors, etc., can help make someone feel special. We need our healthcare providers so don’t hesitate to do something thoughtful for one or a hundred healthcare workers today!