By Jennifer Bauernfeind, owner Comfort Keepers of Osseo

Age-Friendly Maple Grove Caregiver Appreciation

November is National Caregiver Appreciation month, an opportunity to recognize all that caregivers do to provide support to families and individuals. As the owner of a home care agency, my favorite moments include calling, writing or speaking with one of my caregivers to share a compliment from a grateful client or family member or share a story of the impact they’ve had on someone they provide care for. Our Care Coordinator, Heidi Mills, a Maple Grove resident, loves to see the transformation and relief of family members when their loved one is matched with just the right caregiver and the relationship is so special.

Family caregivers, too, are angels on Earth. Many who provide care for a loved one didn’t “sign up” for the responsibility or commitment yet deliver wonderful care in so many ways. They give up other things in their own lives to elevate the quality of someone else’s.

Whether you are a professional or family caregiver, we all owe you our thanks and gratitude for what you do every day. To caregivers everywhere, please know that to one person, YOU are the world!