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Updated: Nov 13, 2019
What is caregiver burnout?
Caregivers sometimes are so concentrated & focused on caring for a loved one that they neglect themselves. This eventually turns into Caregiver Burnout. This can be a state of physical, emotional and/or mental exhaustion. Stressed caregivers may experience fatigue, anxiety and depression. This will affect the quality of care that you provide.
To be a caregiver to the ones we love can bring a lot of joy and the rewards for you and your loved one are plenty. Because we care so much we engulf ourselves in the caregiver role and we tend to forget about our own needs. We might not take time for ourselves, neglect other family members, ignore our health or procrastinate things and this can have a negative effect on you and your loved ones.
How to Prevent or Fix it?
Regular Exercise. Yoga, ride a bike, lift some weights or simply go for a walk.
Make some ME TIME - go out with friends, have a hobby, read a book or go to the movies.
Take care of your health & hygiene. See the doctor, take a shower everyday or go get a massage.
Ask for help from friends & family, Get everyone involved in caring for your loved one.
Reach out to your community. Hospitals, churches, charitable organizations may be able to help.
Facebook and other social media platforms have tonnes of support groups.
Find respite care. A little time away can help you manage Caregiver Burn-Out and can help prevent it. It will also allow you to be a better caregiver, in turn benefits your loved one. Our Respite Services are available 24 hours a day-365 days a year. We can be there for a few hours or for a few days. Just enough time to give you the break you deserve. Feel free to contact us for a free in Home Healthcare Assessment.
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