Acting as a caregiver to an elderly loved one is both one of the most rewarding and one of the most demanding jobs that most people will ever do. On the one hand, being able to provide care for a loved one provides many caregivers with a deep sense of satisfaction and joy; on the other, the demands of being a primary caregiver for an elderly loved one can be very stringent and can lead to caregiver burnout. Burnout can cause the caregiver to suffer emotional, physical, and psychological consequences, and can harm the elderly loved one by reducing the quality of care that he or she is receiving from the caregiver.
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