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Caregiver Burnout – Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Yourself!

So, you’re a caregiver. A mom, a dad, an aunt, a teacher- the “list” of caretakers goes on an on. Whether you are a professional caretaker or a self-promoted family manager, all caretakers have a few things in common: they are kind, compassionate, gentle, and self-sacrificing.

Caregivers give a lot…and sometimes get nothing in return (or at least it feels that way some days). Maybe you’ve been in this role for years, or it feels that way. You’re either getting paid for the support you offer, or your life feels like one big donation of your time and energy.

Regardless, you wouldn’t be a caregiver if you didn’t CARE. But there comes the point where you cannot be here – nor there, or anywhere since all over the place is where you are most days – if you don’t also care for yourself.



No matter your unique role as a caregiver, it’s a demanding one that can quickly lead to burnout if you’re not careful.

“Caring for others is a lot of work, and often, caregivers put their own needs last,” said Roseanna Duenas, PA-C. “Caregivers don’t want the guilt of caring for themselves when there’s so much to be done for someone else which can lead to burnout.”

Caregiver burnout happens when the physical, emotional, and mental demands of caregiving become too much. This exhaustion may be accompanied by a change in attitude – from positive and caring to negative and cynical. You may feel hopeless, resentful, detached, or even depressed when burnt out, finding it hard to
concentrate or make decisions.

Burnout can happen when caregivers don’t get the help they need or if they try to do too much. It’s also common among those who have high personal standards and want to be perfect caregivers. And it’s not just physical exhaustion involved – there’s a deep emotional toll, too.


As a caregiver, you are constantly juggling a million different things. You’re ensuring your loved one is taken care of while maintaining your own life and well-being. It’s a lot to handle, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

With back-to-school and fall schedules in full swing, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of caregiver burnout. Now is the time for the spotlight to shine on you and ensure you’re taking care of yourself!

Here are some ways to do so and avoid burnout:

Set boundaries. 

It’s okay to say no if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Don’t try to do it all – focus on one priority at a time.

Take deep breaths and plenty of breaks.

When you feel like you’re reaching your limit, take some time for yourself. Step away from your caregiver duties and do something that brings you joy and peace.

Seek support.

If you’re struggling with caregiver burnout or stress, reach out to a support group or counselor who can help you through this. Remember, you’re not alone – others understand what you’re going through and can offer helpful advice and support.



As a caregiver, you do not have to do everything yourself, nor do you have to do everything for yourself.

Our team at bonmente will ensure that while you’re managing daily demands and medications for someone else, you are also in control of your own. You might not be able to control everything in life, especially during busy seasons, but you can control your treatment plan!

When you need someone to be there for you, delegate to us. We’ll ensure that your medications are working; if not, we’ll adjust them as needed. The best part? Our electronic refills can help you get what you need within an hour, helping ease your stress from the comfort of your home.

When your life starts to feel like giving care is literally all you do, let us help you give back to you. We’re here to shine the spotlight on you as soon as you’re ready.

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