Caregiver Burnout Articles
Do you know how stressed out you truly are? Answer a few questions to determine your level of caregiver burnout and see what resources can help reduce your strain.
Most long-term caregivers have times where the frequent frustration of providing care for a vulnerable person can border on burnout. But there is a condition that that exists beyond burnout called compassion fatigue.
In order for a care plan to be successful, each and every caregiver needs some sort of support or assistance. A well-rounded roster of friends, family, and professionals can help you meet your caregiving goals without feeling overwhelmed.
A new survey concludes that one particular caregiving task is more stressful for family members of older adults more than getting a divorce, getting married or finding a babysitter for a young child.
Even when caregivers have access to help, many still come up with excuses to actively refuse assistance. Opening up to the possibility of accepting support ensures you can have a life apart from the needs of your care receiver.
You deserve a break, but how can you avoid spending your respite time worrying about what’s happening at home? Ample planning and a few back-up measures will ensure your loved one’s needs are met and minimize your anxiety so you can fully disconnect.
Caregiver burnout doesn't always happen all at once--it often sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Learning how to recognize and manage the signs of increasing stress can keep you from becoming overwhelmed.
You've just unleashed a month's worth of pent up anger and stress on a close friend who's offered you some well-meaning advice. Now what?
Professional nurses are well-versed in being able to balance the needs of multiple people at once, without burning out. They've provided strategies for de-stressing and avoiding caregiver burnout.
Learn how to find caregiver support by asking friends and family for help in ways that highlight their strengths.
Caregiving is a battlefield. The wounds inflicted by the strain of caring for a loved one may be invisible to the naked eye, but their long-term consequences can be very real for caregivers and their families.
Caregivers often feel isolated, irritated, and alone when it comes to caring for an elderly parent. Trying to do everything by yourself can quickly lead to caregiver burnout. How to build a support network to avoid caregiver burnout.
The dictionary definition of a caregiver is “a person who takes care of an ill or disabled child or adult,” but these special people are so much more than that. They are God’s way of giving us angels here on Earth.
I was watching a football game and at some point in the game I was struck by the similarities between football and caregiving.
Caregiving can quickly take over your life, which inevitably leads to caregiver burnout. If you plan accordingly, you can be prepared and become the best caregiver you can be.
You may notice that something happens when you come in and take over someone else's life and begin to fix what you perceive to be wrong. With all of your good intentions, you are actually losing control of your own life.
For caregivers, honesty is definitely the best policy when it comes to recognizing and communicating your needs and feelings.
Murders and suicides can – and do – happen when the long-term stress of caregiving reaches a boiling point, but there are ways to keep situations from escalating.
Caring for an elderly parent can be a full-time job. Caring for two elders seems impossible. But many caregivers find themselves getting two-for-one: being the primary caregiver for two elderly people at the same time. Talk about caregiver burnout!
Do you have a case of the "if onlys?" If only I had more free time. If only I wasn't so tired. If only I had siblings who would help me. Its a classic symptom of caregiver burnout, but there is a cure. And its within your power.