Are you experiencing burnout? When should you seek help for the care of your loved one?
Often, caregivers are so concerned about the health and well-being of their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia that they neglect to properly care for themselves. A study of elderly caregivers age 66–96, found that caregivers who experienced mental or emotional strain have a 63% higher risk of dying than non-caregivers.
Caregiver Burnout Questionnaire
Check each box that applies:
Is your score 6 or more? You are likely experiencing caregiver burnout.
Is your score 3–5? You are at risk of experiencing caregiver burnout as your loved one’s needs increase.
If you currently or may soon experience caregiver burnout consider some options to alleviate the stress. Consider asking friends or family to give you some respite for the day or weekend; you may also want to consider a respite stay at one of the Creeks Assisted Living Facilities for 30 days so you can take a much-needed rest or vacation.