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We have 2 night people: 3 nights and 4 nights. We also have a day person 40 hours a week. Hospice only gives 15 hours a week and mom needs round the clock care. Paying these people is just going through all of mom's money. She (we) are not rich. Just doing what has to be done. I've read it is usually one weeks salary given. This would come to almost $1900. Does everyone give a weeks pay?

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Find out what their interests are and give them a gift card. Last year we gave gift cards for Outback to folks who loved that place, a Jo-ann Fabric's card to someone who was a light sewer, and man cave cards to the DIY guys.
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No, trust me, everyone doesn't give one week's pay. That's ridiculous. If you can, buy each of them a beautiful Christmas card, express a personal sentiment when you sign them, and give them $200 apiece. IMO, they will be thrilled.
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If funds are available, Christmas bonuses are nice, but when they aren't it's okay to do what you can. People understand how expensive it is to pay caregivers. I have been both the recipient and the provider at various times in my life, not in healthcare, but other businesses.

I would think a card with a nice handwritten message expressing your appreciation along with a gift card would be nice. Some people give turkeys, hams, or gift certificate to a restaurant, but so many people are in need of money just to buy their kids some clothes or a toy for Christmas, that I would keep that in mind. For some people a hundred dollar bill means the world, especially at the holidays. I live in the south. It may be different in other areas of the country.
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I might give an occasional worker like a house cleaner a bonus equivalent to an extra day, but to pay an entire week's salary to a caregiver seems excessive unless you are rolling in money. Consider what people get who work in a standard workplace, some places I know of some who just get a christmas party, some a voucher to a nice restaurant, my sister got a (very) small turkey! It is only the most highly paid professionals who merit the really big bonuses, and they are the ones who need them the least lol! I like the idea of a voucher to a nice restaurant, but then I like to eat. In my mind you are just giving a small token of appreciation, your caregivers know how pressed for cash you all are!
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