• Caregiver Stress Quiz

  • Check your level of caregiver stress or burnout with this quick quiz.

    1. How often are  you physically exhausted? 
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always
    2. How often do you get a good night’s sleep? 
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always
    3. Are you eating more or less than usual? 
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always
    4. How often do you feel irritable? 
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always
    5. How often do you feel hopeless? 
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always
    6. How often do you have trouble concentrating? 
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always
    7. How often do you drink too much or overusing medicines for anxiety or sleep?
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always
    8. How often do you give up your normal leisure activities?
      a. Never
      b. Sometimes
      c. Often
      d. Almost always



    Your Score
    Add your score for each question:

    A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1 


    27-32: Doing great

    Your risk of caregiver burnout is low.

    What to do: Continue to take care of yourself. Eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. See friends and family regularly. Make time for yourself every day.


    21-26: Stressed but handling it well

    You’re at some risk of sinking into caregiver burnout.

    What to do: Don’t ignore your needs. Take care of yourself physically and emotionally. Ask family members and friends for help in caregiving. Get advice and support from a support group or a therapist. 


    14-20: Stressed and close to burnout

    You’re at high risk of burnout. 

    What to do: Take steps now to prevent burnout. Start taking better care of yourself physically and emotionally. Ask family members and friends for help in caregiving. Get advice and support from a support group or a therapist.


    8-13: Burned out

    You’re already burned out.

    What to do: Get help now! Join a support group or see a therapist. Look into respite care so you can take a break from caregiving. Start taking better care of yourself physically and emotionally. Ask family members and friends for help in caregiving.

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