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Preventing Care Giver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is defined as a state of physical, emotional, & mental exhaustion which can occur when providing care to someone who needs ongoing, extensive care & support. Typically, this is a family caregiver who is charged with caring for an aging parent or spouse.
What we call ‘Caregiver Burnout’, can occur when the person responsible for providing care does not get the help & support they need. In some cases, income may also contribute to burnout; on top of worrying about how much care your loved one may need, there may be a question of how you can afford to pay for additional care.
This can be seen in family members who either pay for adult day care services or who pay for the many respite services that are available to caregivers. Family disputes may occur as well as husbands, wives, or children may feel neglected at times. Therefore, the caregiver may feel trapped. They don’t want to lose their family, but at the same time, they can’t turn their backs on a parent.
The biggest issue is that Caregiver Burnout happens gradually. It does not roll over the caregiver like the flu, but happens more like a slow leak & suddenly the dam breaks & there is a disaster. If caregiver stress is left untreated for too long, the caregiver will experience burnout, they will stop caring & will no longer be able to provide care & support to someone in need.
To read more about how you can ease, or even prevent burnout please view this article from This Caring Home. The Preventing Caregiver Burnout article explains the below points:

  • Signs of Caregiver Burnout
  • General Tips & Methods for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
  • General Tips & Methods for Women to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
  • General Tips & Methods for Men to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
  • How Mindset Can Cause Caregiver Burnout
  • Changing One’s Mindset Can Prevent Burnout
  • How Circumstances Can Cause Caregiver Burnout
  • Changing One’s Circumstances Can Prevent Burnout
  • Avoiding Burnout Through Other Care Options

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