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Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can be caused by providing long-term care to someone who is ill, disabled or elderly. The caregiver may feel overwhelmed, stressed and hopeless about their ability to meet the demands of caregiving.

Caregiver burnout can lead to health problems for the caregiver and can also compromise the care being given to the person being cared for.

There are several steps that can be taken to prevent or reduce caregiver burnout. These include…

  • taking breaks
  • getting regular exercise and relaxation
  • seeking support from friends and family
  • eating healthy foods
  • getting enough sleep
  • seeking professional counseling

It is important for the caregiver to remember that they are not alone in this and there are many resources available to them.

There are multiple resources online that you can join to help you through the process of caregiving. Here are just a few…

The Caregiver Space

Caregiver Action Network

Daily Caring

Aging Care

Senior Safety Advice

There are also many local organizations that offer support to caregivers.