Many of the Bay Area families who come to Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park for help with a funeral, cremation, or burial have leaned on a caregiver for support in the days and months before their loved one died. As November is National Family Caregivers Month, we pay tribute to the men and women who willingly take on the extra responsibility of caring for a parent, sibling, relative, or friend.
Our professional staff recognizes the selfless acts of service caregivers provide for patients and their families. We hold a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for caregivers, including physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators, and volunteers.
We understand that some caregivers are not health professionals. There are those who provide medical assistance, but other caregivers are present to offer encouragement, manage daily needs, and simply “be” with a loved one. Many caregivers are family members who are doing their best to help their loved one through a difficult time in their lives.
We believe it’s important to share information and resources to help caregivers provide the best support possible. We have a free guide for helping loved ones through the final stages of life on our website. We also have information and videos about Acute Loss, which is the period of time that immediately follows the loss of a loved one. This information is so valuable that we recently published a blog series about it, describing each of the stages and providing practical advice for those who are walking through grief.
We honor exceptional caregivers through our Hospice Caregiver Award Program. Each month, we select a caregiver from the nominations we receive. The honoree is recognized for their work and receives a $200 gift card. Know someone you’d like to nominate for our award? Fill out our form online or print out this form and send it to us in the mail.
As always, we are here for you for support and encourage you to reach out to our knowledgeable staff with questions anytime.