Preventing Caregiver “Burnout”

Learn as much as you can about your family member’s illness so that you can be the best caregiver that you can be. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the more effective you will be as a caregiver.

Know your limits. Be realistic about how much time and energy you can invest in being a caregiver. Set your limits and clearly communicate your limits with your family members, doctors, and others who are involved.

Accept your feelings. Caregiving can trigger a wide variety of emotions including resentment, fear, guilt, anger, sadness, and helplessness. As long as you don’t compromise the well-being of the receiver, allow yourself to feel what you feel.

Confide in others. Talk to others about what you feel and what you are going through. Lean on your friends, family, and your church and join a support group so that you do not feel like you are going through this journey alone.

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  1. Caregiving is a job, and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often.
  2. Watch out for signs of depression and don’t delay getting professional help when you need it.
  3. When people offer to help, accept their help and suggest specific things that they can do.
  4. Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition and how to communicate effectively with doctors.
  5. There’s a difference between caring and doing. Be open to technologies and ideas that promote your loved one’s independence.
  6. Trust your instincts. Most of the time they’ll lead you in the right direction.
  7. Caregivers often do a lot of pulling, pushing, and lifting. Be good to your back.
  8. Grieve for your losses, and then allow yourself to dream new dreams.
  9. Seek support from other caregivers. There is great strength in knowing you are not alone.
  10. Stand up for your rights as a caregiver and a citizen.

For more information on Caregiver tips, go

ONLINE RESOURCES Resources (Search for local assisted living, hospice, nursing homes, etc)

National Alliance for Caregiving

Family Caregiver Council

Caregiver Action Network

Kindred Healthcare

Legacy Coalition (helps for grandparents)

Video Caregiving

Different Dream Living (help for parents of kids with special needs)

Cancer Caregivers Help

AARP: Family Caregiving

Caregiver Resources: American Psychological Association

Texas Long-term Care Program

Texas Memory Care (Residential Alzheimer’s Care): Laws, Costs & Financial Help


Legacy Ranch Memory Care
4800 Briarwood Avenue, Midland, TX

Cimarron Place
3400 Caldera Boulevard, Midland, TX

Helen Greathouse Manor
401 Helen Greathouse Circle, Midland, TX

Brookdale Midland
1808 W. Loop 250 N, Midland, TX

Brookdale Sherwood
3939 East 52nd Street, Odessa, TX

The Courtyards Assisted Living and Memory Care
201 Parks Village Drive, Odessa, TX

Orchard Park of Permian Basin
8050 Doctor Emmitt Headlee St, Odessa, TX

The Parks Senior Living
111 Parks Village Dr, Odessa, TX



Mabee Health Care Center
2208 N LOOP 250 W, Midland, TX

Terrace West Nursing and Rehabilitation
2800 MIDLAND DR, Midland, TX

Madison Medical Resort
5001 Office Park Drive, Odessa, TX

The Parks Senior Living

Sienna Nursing and Rehabilitation
2510 W EIGHTH, Odessa, TX

Senior Care of Midland
3000 Mockingbird Lane, Midland, TX

Buena Vida Nursing and Rehab Odessa
3800 ENGLEWOOD LN, Odessa, TX

Ashton Medical Lodge
801 South Loop 250 West, Midland, TX

Seabury Center NCU
2443 W 16TH ST, Odessa, TX

Desert Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
3203 Sage Street, Midland, TX

Rockwood Manor
2000 N Main, Midland, TX

Trinity Haven of Midland
3203 SAGE ST, Midland, TX

Deerings Nursing and Rehabilitation
1020 N COUNTY RD WEST, Odessa, TX

Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation
1100 W BROADWAY, Stanton, TX

Permian Residential Care Center
1601 NE MUSTANG, Andrews, TX


Hands of Compassion HomeCare
Address: 1030 Andrews Hwy Ste 203, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 218-7996

Home Instead Senior Care
Address: 3001 W Illinois Ave Ste 3B1, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 689-4663

Encompass Home Health
Address: 4610 N Garfield St Ste B-20, Midland, TX 79705
Phone: (432) 570-8899

St. Joseph's Home Health, Inc.
Address: 30 Village Cir, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 684-5858

Home Care Assistance of West Texas
Address: 6415 N ST Highway 349, Midland, TX 79705
Phone: (432) 695-6489

Angels Care Home Health
Address: 1030 Andrews Hwy Ste 109, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 687-3327

S & R Home Health, Inc.
Address: 1030 Andrews Hwy Ste 109, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 570-8880

Interim HealthCare of Midland TX
Address: 1031 Andrews Hwy, Suite 200, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 550-7593

Su Casa Home Health
Address: Midland, TX
Phone: (432) 520-2556

In-Home Care Inc
Address: 808 W Indiana Ave, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 570-4475

Tripple C Health
Address: 2008 W Wall St, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 686-7449

Midland Respiratory Home Care
Address: 3402 N Big Spring St, Midland, TX 79705
Phone: (432) 683-1199

Comfort Keepers of Midland, TX
Address: 4305 N Garfield St Ste 205, Midland, TX 79705
Service Areas: Midland · Odessa · Andrews · Lamesa · Gardendale · Lenorah · Goldsmith
Phone: (432) 520-0414

Nurses Unlimited
Address: 1020 Andrews Hwy, Midland, TX 79701
Service Areas: Midland · Odessa · Big Spring · Andrews · Stanton · Gardendale
Phone: (432) 522-5080

Visiting Angels
Address: 10 Desta Dr #105E, Midland, TX 79705
Phone: (432) 897-4094

Accolade Home Care
Address: 1410 Rankin Hwy, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 686-1944


Hospice of Midland
Address: 911 W Texas Ave, Midland, TX 79701
Service Areas: Midland · Odessa · Big Spring · Stanton · Crane · Gardendale · Rankin · McCamey · Garden City
Phone: (432) 682-2855
Website: Hospice of Midland

Home Hospice
Address: 808 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 570-0700

Compass Hospice
Address: 3001 W Illinois Ave #3A, Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (432) 704-5211