Preventing Caregiver Burnout

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Lets talk about Caregiver Burnout!

Caregiver burnout is a “state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion.” You may feel: tired, stressed, withdrawn, anxious, or depressed. Caregiver burnout is experienced in approximately 60% of caregivers.

How do you prevent it?

1. Talk to someone your trust about your feelings and frustrations
2. As a caregiver, you may be balancing other responsibilities as well. Set a routine, know your limits, & say YES to help!
3. Learning more about strokes can help you feel more comfortable in your role. Knowledge is power.
4.Being a caregiver is a full time job BUT you must take care of yourself FIRST. This is a necessity to ensure you can take care of someone else.
5. Eating regularly & well keeps your energy up so you can perform at your best.!
6. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, or tired while being a caregiver.