Signs of Caregiver Burnout and How to Prevent It
Updated: Jan 1, 2022
According to a recent Harvard report, physician burnout is “a public health crisis that urgently demands action.”
Out of love, out of obligation, maybe out of a sense of just doing what’s right, you might be one of more than 40 million adults in North America taking care of an elderly, chronically ill or disabled loved one, according to Pew Research Center.
In fact, 70 percent of family caretakers take care of one person over 65, while 22 percent help two people and 7 percent care for three or more people. Thirty-two percent (32 percent) of caregivers describe the experience as stressful.