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Killearn Kiwanis Club presentation on Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Burnout

Brian Moran, RN and Director of Marketing at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care recently presented: Caregiver Burnout-Do’s and Don’ts to the Tallahassee Killearn Kiwanis Club on November 5th.   Ask any physician about caregiver burnout and they will probably tell you it’s real and can have devastating consequences. Doctors often refer to the caregivers as “their secondary patient” because the physical and emotional burden of being the primary caregiver can wreak havoc on the caregivers.   Here are 4 highlights from Brian’s presentation on how to avoid burning out.

1.      Ask for HELP!

The single most important thing you can do to maintain your health and wellness as a caregiver for a loved one is to share the caregiving responsibilities.

2.      Take care of YOUR needs

Eat, sleep, exercise, see your doctor, and get plenty of rest.

Make sure you are doing activities that you enjoy so that you can recharge you batteries.

3.      Join a support group

Learning about being a caregiver or positive coping techniques are just a few things you usually pick up if you sit in with a local support group.

4.      Learn about the disease

Knowledge is power.  Knowing about the disease can better prepare you for things to come.

 

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If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Tallahassee, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552, (GA) 229-236-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.

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