How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
Providing care to someone who is ill can be deeply satisfying, but it can also be overwhelming. The strain of balancing a job, a family, more work in the home, and the care of someone may lead you to feel like a martyr or angry and guilty. The best way to avoid burnout is to take time for yourself and get the practical and emotional support you need.
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