Today, roughly one in three Americans is a caregiver. This means about 65 million residents of the U.S. provide care for a friend or loved one. If you have experience caregiving, you know the role can be time consuming and stressful.
In a recent survey of caregivers in northeast Indiana, Aging & In-Home Services (AIHS) discovered that of the 450 respondents, 65% reported spending more than 20 hours per week caregiving. 25% of the respondents work full-time in addition to providing care for their loved one.
With a commitment this big, it’s no wonder why so many caregivers become burnt out. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make the job more manageable. Here are some tips to help with burnout.
Tips to avoid Caregiver Burnout:
AIHS offers services specifically for caregivers through the Family Caregiver Program, which aims to reduce caregiver burnout. Here are some of the services the Family Caregiver Program provides.
The Family Caregiver Program provides:
Although providing care for an aging loved one can be stressful, it can be a rewarding experience too. Know that you are not alone in your role as caregiver, and it is ok to ask for help. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance, Just Call Us! The Family Caregiver Program is happy to help. 260-745-1200