Burnout

November 15, 2018

THE CHALLENGES THAT CAREGIVERS FACE

The more challenging the patients’ needs, the more complex, demanding, and stressful the caregiver’s role might be. Caregiving for patients with brain-related issues such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain injuries, memory loss, mental illness, or any of […]
November 12, 2018

Life after Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Most patients with colorectal cancer undergo surgery to remove tumor tissue from the colon or rectum. But this lifesaving procedure can come with unwelcome side effects. Most patients experience changes in normal bowel functions, including increased […]
November 9, 2018

Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention

Family members with someone in long-term care need to be knowledgeable and vigilant about decubitus ulcers — the dreaded bedsores. Also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are skin wounds that result from prolonged […]
November 7, 2018

Are You Burned Out, Or What?? The Costs of Going Too Far.

So are you in denial about this “thing” called Burnout?  Or maybe denial is the LAST thing that you are in. Maybe you are TOTALLY in agreement with me and others that you are suffering from Caregiver […]
July 31, 2018

Love and Burnout: Caregivers, Too, Need Care

AFTER Mark Donham’s wife, Chris, fell under the spell of early-onset Alzheimer’s, he doubled down on his marriage vows. He quit his job as a well-paid sales representative in the printing industry and became his wife’s […]
April 27, 2018

Caregiving at Work

Are you one of the 65 million Americans who cares for a family member? One of the 20-50% of employees who tend to a loved one before going to work, then return to care again after […]
April 17, 2018

Caregiver Stress and Burnout

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you’re in over your head or have little control over the situation. If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll […]
March 23, 2018

The Importance of Counseling for Caregiver Burnout

Although caregiving is a uniquely rewarding experience, it is also a mentally and physically demanding job. Without proper support, it can take a toll on your health and your psyche. Burnout is a caregiver’s worst enemy, […]
March 21, 2018

How to “Unplug” from Caregiving

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK You’re a long-term caregiver for your parents and you are getting more than a little burned out. A friend tells you that her family is unable to use a five-day beach home reservation […]

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