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What is Caregiver Burnout? October 2019 Update

To care those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors." - Tia Walker  

Community Presentations 

We are open to presenting and discussing with all groups/organizations that will benefit from learning more about our Caregiver Support Initiative. For more information, please call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499.


Vicki Railton of Forgive & Forget wrote a blog on "One Simple Practice" which talks about taking a step back and doing things one thing at a time to avoid unnecessary stress when it comes to caregiving. This blog post is a great reminder to all caregivers out there to breathe and not allow yourself to get overwhelmed by trying to juggle everything all at once. Click here to read more:

Common Questions for Caregivers 

There are plenty of common questions that caregivers may have along their caregiving journey. You can find other caregiver questions at

Question: "What is caregiver burnout?"

Answer: Caregiver burnout is common among caregivers. This happens when a caregiver is exhausted physically, mentally, and/or emotionally and needs immediate support and relief from caregiving responsibilities. If you begin feeling overwhelmed, helpless, impatient, and/or irritable, reach out to a friend or family member for immediate help.

To learn more about the many other local resources listed to help caregivers, please visit