Caregiver Stress and Burnout: How to Avoid It
Whether you are a caring for your loved one or are a professional caregiver, burnout is a common occurrence. Caring for someone else all the time is exhausting, both mentally, physically, and emotionally. End-of-life afflictions, like arthritis, dementia, and Parkinson’s only add to the challenge. If you are not careful, the stress of someone relying on you to meet their needs can wear you down to a breaking point. So how do you avoid burning out?
Toni Reinhart of Comfort Keepers offers some tips for handling the stress of caregiving. Toni is a professional caregiver and also cares for her father, so she understands firsthand the stress of caregiving and the importance of avoiding burnout. Taking care of yourself, finding a support group, and asking for help, she writes, are all ways to alleviate the stress. You can read all of her helpful tips here on her blog.
Toni Reinhart and her husband Bill, founded the Comfort Keepers location in Herndon, and have been serving the area for more than 15 years. Their mission is to help seniors in Loudoun County find the best elder care services, and to ensure that their customers receive the highest quality of care possible. For more information about Comfort Keepers and the in-home elder care services they provide, please visit the Comfort Keepers Herndon website. You can also find her contact information, along with other in-home care resources, in our Aging in Place resource directory.