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Caregiver Burnout
Trillium
2221 Posts
Below is a list of signs that you are experiencing caregiver burnout and link to the Ontario Caregiver Organization where the list is from. Call the Canadian cancer society https://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/contact-us/?region=on
and this OCO below for help.

SIGNS YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING CAREGIVER BURNOUT
If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be showing signs of caregiver burn-out. Please speak to a member of your healthcare team.

• Lack of energy and exhaustion
• Feelings of tremendous guilt
• Frequently sick, feeling unwell, anxious
• Neglect own needs because life is dominated by caregiving
• Difficulty relaxing even when help is available
• Impatience, irritability
• Feeling overwhelmed or helpless, and possibly hopeless
• Changes in sleeping or eating patterns and/or the excessive
use of alcohol, cannabis, and/or prescription medications
• Unable or unwilling to ask for help

https://ontariocaregiver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Time-to-Talk-brochure-NEW-OCO-5.5x8.5-Jan28.pdf

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Trillium
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BF90
1 Posts

@Trillium Is this open for those not in Ontario? Is there an equivalent for those in BC?

Trillium
2221 Posts

@BF90 - thanks for joining us but sorry you have a need to. The Ontario Caregiver Organization was developed for those in Ontario but I was told anyone could access the SCALE program but only those in ON could access the counselling. Things change over time but you can definitely call them to ask.

Below are some links to BC Caregiver resources.

Do you have other family or friends supporting you?

https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/

https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/sites/default/files/resourcesforcaregivers-tearsheet.pdf

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/caring-for-seniors/caring-for-the-caregiver

@BF90
I am also in BC and the Family Caregivers of BC that @Trillium posted is an excellent resource.

You will also find some great support and tips here from our other caregivers.

How are you managing your caregiving? ( assuming you are a caregiver )

Lianne

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