Title

Burnout and Satisfaction Rates of Caregivers

Date

5-29-2014 11:15 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:30 AM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Peter Callero

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Elder care in the United States is moving from the family to institutional facilities where paid staff work as caregivers. Prior research indicates that job burnout can lead to deterioration in the quality of care or service that is provided by staff. This study examines the work experience of caregivers at an elder care facility with 16 residents. Three sources of data are analyzed: 1) participant observation in a care facility, 2) questionnaire responses from a sample of caregivers, and 3) face-to-face interviews with employees. Findings show that many caregivers experience an overload of responsibility. The stresses experienced by caregivers may also affect the well-being of the people they care for.

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May 29th, 11:15 AM May 29th, 11:30 AM

Burnout and Satisfaction Rates of Caregivers

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Elder care in the United States is moving from the family to institutional facilities where paid staff work as caregivers. Prior research indicates that job burnout can lead to deterioration in the quality of care or service that is provided by staff. This study examines the work experience of caregivers at an elder care facility with 16 residents. Three sources of data are analyzed: 1) participant observation in a care facility, 2) questionnaire responses from a sample of caregivers, and 3) face-to-face interviews with employees. Findings show that many caregivers experience an overload of responsibility. The stresses experienced by caregivers may also affect the well-being of the people they care for.