Caregiver burnout avoidance

Caregiver burnout avoidance



Caring for your parent can be hard work. TED proposes some steps that allow a caregiver to take care of their own wellbeing. 
1. Assemble your own team: This involves having contact with friends, colleagues, or others to help make decisions and lend a hand. 
2. Be your own caregiver: Mindfulness is a key suggestion that help burnout
3. Find an outlet: Putting aside your own hobbies and passions, might seem the best thing. But it is important to keep up your own creative endeavours.
4. Set boundaries and stick to them: Guilt and a feeling of obligation may become unhealthy. Set boundaries so you don't become drained.
5. Find a different way to connect with the person you are caring for: Find common activities which move away from defining your roles as "caregiver" and "patient"
6. Call in backup if you need it: If you are nearing your breaking point, call in help for a week.