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The signs of caregiver burnout

Written by: Amanda Davis

Over time, providing care for an older family member or friend can take a physical and emotional toll on caregivers. They may even feel overwhelmed, especially if they’re juggling caregiving duties with a paid job and/or other family responsibilities. (The term “sandwich generation” was coined decades ago to describe those caring for both children and aging parents.)

Caregivers need to know the signs of stress and burnout. Take this quick quiz –
check off each sentence that applies to you:

The more checkmarks, the greater the need to make a change. You may need to
call on other family members, explore community resources or hire professional
assistance. Bayshore Home Health provides assistance and support for family caregivers. Learn more about our respite care services.

Resources

Caregiver Solutions caregiversolutions.ca
This magazine and website offers advice for family caregivers. You can read
full issues online.

Stories for Caregivers storiesforcaregivers.com
This social platform includes videos, resources and an “Inspirations” board to
share stories.

Caregiving Matters caregivingmatters.ca
This website offers support and education to family caregivers, including
podcasts and videos.

The Caregiver Network thecaregivernetwork.ca
Canada’s largest online learning network supporting family caregivers, their
loved ones and health care professionals who work on their behalf.

Bayshore is pleased to provide information that educates you as you strive to care
for your loved ones. This newsletter contains information about family caregivers.
The information is not advice and should not be treated as such.

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