It is a praiseworthy job providing the utmost level of care, health, and safety to our aging population. Yet, it comes as no surprise that taking care of seniors runs the risk of caregivers putting their own well-being on the back burner. Pair that with fluctuating mandates and unsustainable burdens brought on by the pandemic, and we’re left with unprecedented numbers of caregiver burnout. As a result, unfortunate consequences can occur when they neglect their own needs, including lack of sleep, low energy, added stress on our personal relationships, and more.
Fortunately, our beloved caregivers – family members, senior living staff, social workers, nurses, and other care providers – can avoid falling into this trap by being aware of certain situations and signs.
Here are seven quick tips to help avoid caregiver burnout.