Treat Yourselves, Caregivers!

February 11, 2022

“If you’re someone people count on, particularly in the difficult moments, that’s the sign of a life lived honorably.” – Rachel Maddow

February 18 is National Caregivers Day – a day set aside to honor and thank people who care for others. This quote from TV host Rachel Maddow calls to mind the work of every Kline Galland employee, every day. Providing care and services for those who need help is honorable work.

Caregiving is hard work. Yes, there are moments of joy. As Booker T. Washington said, “The happiest people are those who do the most for others.” But we can also experience frustration and grief, not to mention the physical demands of the job. People who are not caregivers are often in awe of what you do – we hear this from our clients and their families. They can see how hard you work and are grateful for it.

In the spirit of National Caregivers Day, why not find time to give yourself some TLC? Here are a few ideas:

  • Find a way to get some quiet time alone. Maybe that means sleeping in on your day off, soaking in the bath or a hot tub, or doing whatever you want for a whole day. No errands or “have to’s” allowed!
  • If you have kids or others you care for at home, ask a friend or relative to do it for a few hours while you rest or go out. On the other hand, you may feel you never get enough quality time with them – so plan some together time!
  • Schedule any healthcare or dental appointments you’ve been putting off.
  • Sign up for a yoga class or other activity that will stretch your body or mind.

It’s important to make self-nurturing activities like these a regular part of your life. It’s not selfish – it’s self preservation! And don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

“Sometimes our work as caregivers is not for the faint of heart,” said author Deborah A. Beasley. Indeed, at Kline Galland we see nothing but employees with big, strong hearts. We think every day is caregiver day! Thank you, and please remember to take care of yourself.

EAP Reminder: If you’re dealing with stress, don’t forget to make use of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP allows for up to three free sessions with a licensed counselor in addition to the webinars and materials they have on their website.

 To access Kline Galland’s EAP please go to visit or call them at 1-800-854-1446 (multilingual). The information to access our EAP is also on Kline Galland’s website (Team Kline/Team Summit > Staff Portal). If you don’t have the password, please ask your manager or HR.