As a caregiver to an elderly or disabled individual, you’re no stranger to stress. Caregiving is a 24/7 job–and scheduled vacations are rare. Even though you’re happy to provide needed care for a loved one, you also need a break sometimes. And it’s vitally important that you take the time you need when you need it. As the aging population in America grows, caregiver burnout has become a huge problem. The Brookfield Senior Living and Memory Care has seen firsthand the importance of respite care for caregivers. Here are 3 surprising reasons seeking respite care is among the most important things you can do for yourself as a caregiver.