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HelpWantedCaregivers frequently feel stressed and many eventually become burned out—a condition that should not be taken lightly. Many caregivers, even when they have access to outside resources, still come up with excuses to actively refuse assistance. Throughout my years of experience providing care for loved ones, I’ve encountered a variety of reasons why caregivers deny the need for help. Ultimately, family caregivers should understand and work through their motivations to be the sole care provider. Accepting help benefits both the caregiver the care recipient, but it can be hard to accept, particularly if you don't know the people who will be helping.

Read the full article on Agingcare about why it can be so hard to accept help when you are caring for a loved one:

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