Caring for a chronically ill family member or loved one is a tough, demanding, often thankless job.Â Most caregivers gladly make the sacrifices to provide compassionate care for their family members and loved ones.Â Yet, it is well known that caregivers can and do burnout, both physically and mentally.
Why Do Caregivers Burnout? The reasons are many…
The symptoms of burnout are not always easy to spot. Caregivers often downplay the extent to which they are under pressure and its effects on their lives. Caregivers undergoing burnout might display some of the following symptoms:
Once the symptoms of burnout are recognized, itâ€™s imperative that it is treated immediately or it could adversely affect the physical and mental health of the caregiver.Â What are the ways in which caregiver burnout can be treated?
Caregivers need to understand that itâ€™s important to take care of themselves too. Burnout can affect not just their lives, but also that of their loved ones.