Caregiver burnout is a very real problem

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Valley News - Health
A caregiver, someone involved in assisting others with activities of daily living or perhaps medical issues as well, come in two different forms. Professional caregivers are paid to provide assistance in a variety of settings ranging from the person’s home to some type of care center. However, there are also an estimated 44 million or more informal caregivers who are providing unpaid care to a child or adult, often on a daily basis. The caregiver may be a spouse, a relative or a close friend, there to help a loved one who can no longer take care of their daily needs on their own. Providing such basic help to someone close to you can certainly be rewarding, but at the same time, it can also be difficult and demanding. A recent study of family caregivers found that almost half report
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