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Professional Caregiver Burnout with Patients in Minimally Conscious State

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Professional Caregiver Burnout with Patients in Minimally Conscious State

A brief summary of current research.

Burnout in Healthcare Workers Managing Chronic Patients with Disorders of Consciousness

Gosseries, O, Demertzi, A, Ledoux, D, Bruno, M-A, Vanhaudenhuyse, A, Thibaut, A, Laureys, S & Schnakers, C (2012), Brain Injury, Vol. 26 (12), pp. 1493-1499.

Researchers in this study found burnout, emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization (a sense of detachment) among professional caregivers managing patients with severe brain injury. Preventing burnout is essential to promote quality care for these challenging patients.

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VA has a program called the Aid and Attendance program to provide financial assistance for patients at home, this could help you hire someone to help. It takes a few months to begin and complete the process. Here is the link http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp

Jul 8th, 2016 2:37pm

single caregiver for three years and no help from family in other states.  No money for outside help. No time to raise children, because TBI husband is a third child. What are some options to get help?  TBI patient is 100% VA, but VA hasn't helped yet. 

Aug 19th, 2014 3:20pm

The burnout phenomenon is all too common for both professional and non-professional caregivers. For family members, burnout can be especially hard as accompanied by confusing thoughts of guilt, stress, and denial. Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living communities offer short-term overnight stays for seniors who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, allows family caregivers to travel, run errands or just have some much needed alone-time without worrying about their older loved ones’ well-being. To read more about respite care, receive caregiver tips and information, or to find a respite community near you, visit http://www.aplaceformom.com/respite-care

Jul 29th, 2013 7:02pm

Never could find out how to get a caretaker paid for.... wish I could get some $$ to help me pay for mine

Jan 29th, 2013 10:11pm

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