Care for Caregivers
Are you heading for Caregiver Burnout?
Caregivers come from all walks of life and various social and economic means. Caregivers are family members, doctors, nurses, personal support workers (PSW), nursing / retirement home employees. People from these groups include trained and untrained.
The cost of healthcare continues to skyrocket and the average life expectancy is increasing. This translates into more people taking care of family members at home. One major problem – most people are not trained for the responsibilities that come along with their new role.
Caregivers are under tremendous amounts of stress and can burnout becoming run-down and too depleted to manage the demands of being a caregiver.
Being a Caregiver is hard work – physically and emotionally. Many caregivers do not take time for self-care in order to rejuvenate and replenish themselves. Often caregiver stress, anxiety and depression can set in.
As a caregiver it is important to know your limits. You become so focused on the person you are assisting you often neglect your own needs. Eventually it interferes with your ability to function and raises your risk for chronic health issues.
Care for Caregivers Workshop
Learn how to cope with your role as a caregiver.