What is Caregiver Burnout? October 2019 Update
To care those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors." - Tia Walker
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: https://washoecaregivers.org/one-simple-practice/
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 https://washoecaregivers.org/common-questions/.
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 https://washoecaregivers.org/.