I think few would deny that being the caregiver for an elderly parent can lead to burnout! Sometimes the whole thing can feel like you’re in an emotional grinder; being chewed up and spit out over and over again. The emotions can run the gambit: sadness, fear, guilt, grief, frustration….. but also, hopefully, some satisfaction and joy.
Watch this video where I talk about the need caregivers have to set limits and boundaries for themselves and the caregiving to prevent caregiver burnout!
Kathy Eynon, RN, CCM, CTACC, is an Eldercare Coach and Consultant that works with those struggling to cope with the demands of caring for an aging parent. She can be reached by email at: Kathy@ParentCareAlliance.com.