3 Signs You Are Experiencing Caregiver Burnout

3 Signs You Are Experiencing Caregiver Burnout

What are some signs of caregiver burnout?

Burnout can take place over weeks, months, or seven years. Here are some signs of caregiver burnout.

1. The caregiver has poor physical health. They are no longer taking care of themselves as they once did. They may have poor sleep habits or poor appetite.

2. The caregiver may be neglecting other aspects of their life that are important to them, such as hobbies, spending time with friends and family, or avoiding things they find fun or that they like.

3. The last thing to look for is the caregiver making mistakes that they didn’t previously make. For example, the caregiver might not schedule appoints or missing medication.

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Ian Murray, M.Ed., LPC
Ian specializes in working with teens and adults navigate anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns and performance in school/work and athletics. Ian also has a passion for helping caregivers of any age. He has worked in community settings, hospitals and private practice helping caregivers find balance and support for themselves. His approach to therapy is person-centered by developing a positive, productive relationship through authenticity, positive regard, and trust. He is a Co-author of the CLIMB parent support group and activities book for The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.


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