Caregiver Burnout

Physical or mental collapse due to overwork and/or stress.

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  • As a caregiver, 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 the strain of caring for an aging loved one.

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  • Although caregivers are often cautioned against the dangers of burnout, there is an even more serious phenomenon called compassion fatigue that can be detrimental to both care providers and recipients.

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  • 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.

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  • When caregivers get into a downward spiral of trying to fix everything that is wrong with their elderly parent it leads to a frustrated and exhausted caregiver. That’s when caregiver burnout happens.

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