Focus Podcast: Caregiver Burnout
There comes a time when many will need extra care as they age. While the focus is on the well-being of seniors, there’s also a growing concern for the well-being of those taking care of an aging relative. Something called “caregiver fatigue” or “caregiver burnout.”
Kevin Essebaggers talks to Gerontologist Jennifer Fitzpatrick about her book “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One.” She explains that while people step up to help their parents in older age out of love and obligation, they can often do so at the expense of their own health.