Caregiving for an aging loved one, though incredibly fulfilling, can also include an elevated amount of caregiver stress. The full-time pressure of addressing a loved one’s care needs can very quickly intensify to become caregiver burnout – a dangerous concern that can result in a loss of patience and emotionally charged outbursts, affecting not just the caregiver personally, but the older adult as well. It’s important to find out if you might be in danger of developing caregiver burnout, and to find help if warranted. The following brief list of questions from our Horsham home care experts can help uncover if you may have crossed the line from caregiver stress to caregiver burnout: Do you no longer find pleasure in activities or interests? Do you struggle with back pain, headaches, exhaustion, and/or feeling sad or depressed? Are you getting sick more often than in the past? Is your temper shorter lately, with the senior or other family and friends, either in private or in public? Are you lashing out at your senior loved one when she or he exhibits difficult behaviors? Are you more emotional these days? Are you crying for little or no reason? Are you gaining or losing
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