Caregiving places a high demand on family members or other regular caregivers, even when the care is eagerly and lovingly provided.
5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout:
You feel furious one minute, sad and helpless the next.
The despairing mix of physical and emotional exhaustion strikes many caregivers at one time or another.
You catch every bug that comes your way.
Stress doesn’t just make you anxious and depressed. It takes a toll on your immune system.
You’re snapping at everyone.
When you feel helpless and overwhelmed, you’re more likely to overreact to the things people do, or don’t do.
You can’t remember the last time you met a friend for dinner or a movie.
Everyone needs a break from time to time, so why don’t you give yourself one?
You’re the go-to caregiver. Always.
This may be the hardest job you’ll ever have, but try going it alone and you’ll quickly hit bottom.
When you’re caring for a loved one, it’s easy to forget about your own needs, putting you at serious risk of burnout.
East Texas ADRC offers a variety of Lifespan Respite services including resources, information, training, referrals and relief options.
You are not alone.
Call us today. We are ready to assist you.
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