The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks you’ve experienced a certain degree of caregiver burnout.
Be on the lookout for these six common signs of burnout. If you find yourself thinking or saying these things, you may want to seek help from your doctor and consider finding some respite care.
Combatting caregiver burnout begins with self care. After all, you and your care recipient will suffer if you’ve lost the interest or ability to provide quality care. Start by developing some self-care strategies, because caregivers need care too.