Caregiver burnout


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Caregiver burnout is a common thing among caregivers. This slideshow outlines the causes of caregiver burnout and also gives you a list of helpful remedies to bring your stress level down.

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Caregiver burnout

  1. 1. Caregiver Burnout Presented by: Tom Knox January 30, 2014
  2. 2. Why This Is an Important Topic • Common Among Caregivers • Health Risks from Burnout are High • Preparing Ahead of Time Can Help You Avoid It Altogether • Knowing the Causes Can Be Half the Battle • Understanding How to Recuperate from It Is Essential In This Field • Without Caring for You, You Can’t Care for Others
  3. 3. The Causes • Grief – Often around sick and depressed seniors – Have to deal with death • Stress – A little stress can actually help keep you alert in this kind of job. – Too much stress can bring about very negative physical and mental effects. • Lack of Being “Filled Up” – You can only give so much of your energy to another person before you need to personally be filled up.
  4. 4. The Causes (Contd.) • Guilt – Feeling that you can’t do enough • Resentment – The opposite of guilt – Feeling that you’ve done all you can, but it’s never enough • Hard Work and Long Hours – The nature of the job – Lack of rest can wear on you
  5. 5. The Remedies • Relaxing In Down Time – Take full advantage of time off – Relax alone and with friends • Friends and Family – Keep in normal communication with others – Have someone with whom you can share your thoughts and emotions openly – Make sure your relationships outside of work are two-sided
  6. 6. The Remedies (Contd.) • Life Outside of Work – Hobbies and Recreation – Church or Group Events • Respite – Longer break, vacation – Time to feel rejuvenated – Need a backup team of caregivers • Know the Remedies – When you know how to treat burnout, it’s easier to quickly recover from it.
  7. 7. Benefits of Home Care • Less stressful environment for senior and caregiver • Support from the family • Ability to work rotating shifts with other caregivers • Opportunity to work live-in jobs • Can develop a backup team of caregivers for times of respite
  8. 8. Our Story … Your Story “ My beloved grandmother was neglected in a facility. It inspired me to start an agency that successfully hired and cared for thousands of seniors at home. I have realized that there are great caregivers who want to build their careers at a livable wage. Our goal is to provide you great career options with the best families in America.” - Tom Knox, Founder Held by my great grandmother … 5 Generations of my family.
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