Caregiver Burnout, the Warning Signs
7 Ways to Identify Caregiver Burnout
Written By : Hal Robertson
All across the world, family members are helping their elders out by paying bills, cleaning their house, supervising medications and in some cases much, much more. As their elder continues to age and grows more frail, the tasks involved generally become much more time consuming and in many cases, more difficult. For example, helping out with grocery shopping may evolve into cooking meals for them. Or a weekly phone call to check on dad may turn into daily visits to reassure yourself that he’s OK.
In America, close to seven million elders depend on others to help them with daily living. This can and often does lead to caregiver burnout. When you get to the point there a good night’s sleep fails to brighten your mood the next morning, you could very well be looking at caregiver stress. Continue article here
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