Posted in Developmental disability service system, HCBS

Everyone talks about caregiver burnout.

And trust me, I know it’s a thing.



No matter how many reasons they may have for not doing so.

A caregiver can walk away from this kind of relationship.

I can’t.

I have no options for survival that don’t involve receiving a certain amount and kind of support.

So if I burn out.

I have nowhere I can go.

Nobody talks about that.  Or client burnout or whatever the hell you want to call it.

(Says the person who just had three staff in the room at once and wanted to scream.)

Photo on 9-13-18 at 10.40 AM.jpg
Not in a great mood.


Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods, which tell me who I am and where I belong in the world. I relate to objects as if they are alive, but as things with identities and properties all of their own, not as something human-like. Culturally I'm from a California Okie background. Crochet or otherwise create constantly, write poetry and paint when I can. Proud member of the developmental disability self-advocacy movement. I care a lot more about being a human being than I care about what categories I fit into.

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