I have a home companion that comes in a few days a week to spend time with my mom, The woman is wonderful, and gives me peace of mind that my mother is getting some social interactions. I would love to give her a tip for her hard work, but I was not sure if that was appropriate or not.
my mom never worked outside the home much . i aint sure she realized how much physical labor and mental abuse is involved in bringing in 5 bills .
I like the gift card idea also. Thanks for the response.
If she works for an Agency, you need to contact the Agency to see what are their rules regarding tips. With my Dad's caregivers I had asked about giving Christmas bonuses but the Agency never did get back to me, so I just gave the caregivers gift cards instead of cash.