With the increase in the aging, disabled, and chronically ill populations, there is an expanding need for caregivers. Families are faced with the daunting task of locating, employing, and leaving their loved ones in the hands of someone who may or may not have been adequately trained. Relatives who elect to provide this form of care to family members are often subjected to elevated levels of stress, leading to burnout.
Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright and The Visiting Nurse Service of New York will host a free workshop on “Preventing Caregiver Burnout” for family caregivers on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, this seminar will provide resources and ways of coping with the demands associated with this role.