Are you wondering how you can possibly say a good enough “Thank You” to a nurse that has impacted your life?
This year, 2020, more than the recent years, the recognition of National and International Nurses Day is so very important! As the world moves through the pandemic of Covid-19 we must recognize the many sacrifices and incredible work that our healthcare systems are performing – that includes the nurses throughout the world.
May 6, 2020 is National Nurses Day here in the USA.
May 12, 2020 is International Nurses Day.
Right now, the very best way to say “Thank You” to all that they are doing and have done is to simply try to stay healthy and avoid getting infected by Covid-19. Reducing the number of patients in our hospitals increases the amount of time, equipment and medication for the patients who are in the hospital.
A little bit about how Nurses Day began.
- International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 12th which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday
- The International Council of Nurses promotes the holiday every year
- National Nurses Day is on May 6th and commemorates the beginning of National Nurses Week – both of which are promoted by the American Nurses Association
Some Creative Ways You Can Say “Thank You” To Our Nurses
There are many ways that you can thank the many nurses who have not only taken care of your loved one, but in general as well. These days, many communities are gathering to take some time to applaud, sing to and otherwise do what they can to acknowledge (and to let the healthcare staff know) that we are grateful for all that they are doing to help us through this pandemic.
Notes Of Thanks
Of course, giving or sending a thank you card / letter to express your deep appreciation and thanks is always a great gesture and most appreciated. I know that I always loved the beautiful cards and notes that I would get from my patients when I worked as an Occupational Therapist.
There are MANY nurse themed types of products and gifts that you could give – you can see what they are by clicking here.
I went ahead and pulled out some that I thought you might like to give to the person(s) who helped your or a loved one in their care.
Snacks And Treats
Put together your own basket of goodies that any nursing staff can snack on throughout the day or – order one online to be delivered to them! You can select from a variety of different kinds like…
Most nurses work on their feet all day, a gift to make that easier for them like Crocs or Compression socks can be greatly appreciated!
Running Errands Or Gift Cards
This will of course depend on your relationship with that nurse or nurses but helping them with some of the simple tasks like grocery shopping can be something that would certainly let them know how much they are appreciated. If you can’t run the task for them then perhaps a gift certificate or gift card could be the next best thing!
Much Needed Caffeine
The boost of caffeine can help our nurses to get through the day – especially when the day is overwhelmed with an overflow of patients and the prospect of knowing that you could get infected at any time from any one of these patients.
Nurse Theme Mugs
For all that coffee (and tea) that they need to drink throughout the day – it’s nice to have your very own mug!
Face Masks For When Nurses Are Off Duty
Now, we know that these face masks aren’t to be used while they are working – but these days – having some fun and creative face masks can help nurses and their families to stay healthy when they are off duty.
Symbols Of Angels
We all know that a great majority of nurses are angels. Not only for the work that they do, but for the amount of empathy and caring that they provide to those who are most in need. These are just two examples of how you can thank your nurse(s) for being the angels that they are.
You can see even more angel themed type of gifts that you can give – just click here!
We, here at SeniorSafetyAdvice.com are so very appreciative of the amazing work that the nurses around the world have done and are doing to help those who are ill, especially during these times when going to work means that you too could also become one of those inflicted.
We Thank You!!