Caregiver Burnout: What To Watch For

Providing care for a loved one can be a difficult job. In many cases, an emergency triggers the need for family caregiving, which can throw off your normal routine and cause stress and anxiety.  It can be a physically and emotionally demanding job, especially in long-term cases.

Often, family caregivers focus their attention on the person they are caring for and neglect themselves, which results in caregiver burnout.

Here are some signs of caregiver burnout:

  • Fatigue, feeling tired even after sleeping
  • You find it difficult to relax
  • You’ve lost interest in activities you previously enjoyed
  • Weight fluctuation
  • You get sick more frequently
  • Neglecting your own needs
  • You become irritated easily
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless

Making sure you take care of yourself is a necessity. If you aren’t taking care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of anyone else.

If you or a loved one has experienced caregiver burnout, consider working with a home care agency to find a professional caregiver to help you with your caregiving needs. At Executive Care, we know that family caregiving can be a difficult job, and we are here to help! Contact your local Executive Care office today!

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