Caregiver Burn Out

Services like respite care can help an exhausted caregiver rest and refuel.

Caregiver burn-out is when a family member gets to a point where they have completely exhausted themselves in caring for their loved one with a brain injury. And so a lot of times in that situation what can be really helpful is respite care-- giving the caregiver a break by taking the person to a facility that specializes in caring for someone with a brain injury and giving that person time to readjust, get a breather, relax, and then get back on with life. It's just as helpful for them to take care of yourself as it is to take care of them.
Posted on BrainLine October 28, 2010.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King, BrainLine.