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Caregiving and Burnout

Published by Chapster on 2003/12/31 (3372 reads)
Caring for a sick loved one affects every area of our lives - every area. The impact of caregiving often leaves us struggling with feelings of burnout, ill-will, and even physical sickness. This article discusses caregiving and burnout. The following article is a transcript of an interview between Barb and Dr. James Griffin, Station Director of KEOM - 88.5FM.

Q: Who are caregivers?

A: Typically, these are adults in their 40's, 50's, and 60's who are caring for their aging parents. There are about 22 million families - or 1in 4 - that care for some elderly family member (About 82% are women and about 74% are married). Most often, these caregivers are either caring for their elderly parent or parents in their own home, or are trying to help out their parents who reside many miles away or in another state, or maintain regular visits to their loved ones in a long term care facility. Today's caregiver group is often called the Sandwich Generation

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