Homecare in Gilbert AZ: Could You Be Dealing with Burnout?


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Could You Be Dealing with Burnout?

Homecare in Gilbert AZ

Homecare in Gilbert AZWhen you're a busy family caregiver, you're often running from one task to another so hard that you're not focused on what is going on with you. Left too long in that hamster wheel you can develop something called caregiver burnout.

Why Burnout Is Difficult to Notice

Burnout is something that can sneak up on you without you noticing that it's even starting. You might feel a little off or that something isn't quite right, but you might not necessarily be thinking that you're dealing with the beginning stages of burnout. The symptoms of burnout can be obvious, but if you're not paying attention to them, they're easy to overlook. Chances are good that the people around you are more likely to notice the signs before you do.

Signs of Potential Burnout

If you're not already familiar with burnout, it's a stage past feeling stressed out. Burnout is what happens when you ignore the fact that stress is taking a huge toll on your life. So some of the signs and symptoms of burnout look remarkably like those of stress, but they may be more pronounced or longer lasting. Some of the signs to look for include:

  • Decreasing interest in activities that you love
  • Feelings of depression, anxiety, or fatigue
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Increasing reliance on emotional crutches such as alcohol
  • Changes in eating habits

Dealing with Burnout Once You Spot It

Once you suspect that you're dealing with burnout, you have to start solving the problem right away. The longer that you wait, the more involved your burnout is going to become. Visit your doctor and let him know what you're dealing with. If there are physical causes that are contributing to your burnout, it's time to deal with those. From there, you can develop a plan of self-care that allows you to bring yourself back from the edge. Get help from other people, whether those are other family members or home care providers, so that you can take a step back and focus on healing yourself.

If you're not sure whether you're dealing with burnout or not, err on the side of caution. Start implementing a self-care plan that allows you to cope with burnout now so you can avoid it in the future.


If you or an aging loved one are considering homecare in Gilbert, AZ, please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare today: 480-377-6770.

Mike Endredy, Owner
Mike has been involved with home care for the last 11 years as the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of the East Valley (Phoenix AZ). 
Mike was brought to the home care industry like many folks through a need to care for my father near the end of his life. 
"Although my mother was the primary caregiver there was not a service to use that can offer relief for my mother and from 2,000 miles away I was not able to provide the care personally he needed.  It was however, a few years after my father's passing that I personally decided to change careers, leaving a career in engineering.  I have never looked back.  Making a difference in people's lives changes you more profoundly than anything and I love that experience.  In the eleven years of making a difference my exceptional team of caregivers and staff have made a difference through providing over 2 million hours worth of care.  This journey is just beginning.  Making a difference in somebody's life or a family members life is why I do what I do.  The hurdles, the heartbreak and the pain that comes makes me stronger and more determined to help another. " - Mike Endredy


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