“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead

For most families in the U.S., Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer. We celebrate with barbecues, parades, picnics with our families, and we maybe even squeeze in one last summer vacation. But do we take the time to appreciate why we have this holiday, and what we’re truly celebrating?

Labor Day was created in late 1800s to pay tribute to American workers. It became an official federal holiday in 1894, to honor working people, their achievements, and the contributions they make to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.

So, as you celebrate this Labor Day, as you enjoy the last 3-day weekend of summer, GrandCare invites you to reflect with us on the daily contributions of the many workers who care for our elderly, our disabled, and our sick population. We’re truly appreciative of the amazing work these compassionate and hard-working people do for the weakest, and most vulnerable of our citizens. We rely on these workers to heal, support, care, and yes, clean up, as they go about the messy, challenging, rewarding, and difficult work that comes with any kind of caregiving.

GrandCare exists because we’re passionate about helping those who help others. Our mission is to empower the elderly to live their lives fully, happily, and independently. And we empower those who care for them to give the best possible care.

This Labor Day while we enjoy the company of our friends, neighbors, and family members, let’s remember our nation’s workers. Let’s remember the contribution of our nation’s hard-working caregivers, tothe health professionals in the trenches, giving the day-to-day care, their hardworking administrators, and all of those unpaid family caregivers who devote endless time and dedication for their loved ones.

This Monday, let’s be sure to take the opportunity to say, “We appreciate you and we thank you!” And then, let’s be sure to do it again on Tuesday. Because every day, they are there for the people who need them. Just like GrandCare.

Happy Labor Day!

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