Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
Caregiver Burnout in the COVID-era
Burnout alone is detrimental to the overall health and well-being of our caregivers. Now this already dire situation has been compounded by a global health pandemic bringing on forced shelter-at-home orders, stringent health guidelines, increased anxiety, and overall uncertainty of what the next 6,12, and even 18 months have in store. How can caregivers cope with caring for themselves while ensuring the health and safety of their cared-for?
The significant levels of emotional and physical stress caregivers are under can lead to increased mental health issues, higher risk of developing chronic conditions, and poorer care overall for their patients and/or loved ones. It is a vicious cycle that needs to be addressed at the very beginning. Let’s put our caregivers’ health and well-being at the top of our priority lists by utilizing digital tools to ease their stress and streamline their care management plans.
- Discuss the health and financial impact that burnout places on caregivers
- Review digital solutions in aiding care management plans and easing caregiver stress
- Understand the mental health ramifications of caregiver burnout during COVID-19
Nicole Roberts, DrPH, MPP, Contributor, Forbes; Executive Director, Feed A Billion, Forbes
Chris Dennis, MD, MBA, FAPA, President (ParaMed Home Heath Care), Extendicare
Jennifer Joe, MD, CEO, UNKNOWN
Henry Albrecht, CEO, Limeade