This thesis deals with the specific group of caregivers in the home care setting related to the increasing burnout incidence of recent years. The aim of this work is to show a wide variety of empirically, verifiable nursing interventions for burnout prevention as well as to discuss the legal and financial support options. Burnout occurs in all social classes as well as in the most diverse occupational groups. Caregivers are particularly often affected because they suffer from enormous external and internal pressure and stress.
Caregivers in the home care setting must deal with various forms of stress: from physical, psychological to social and financial burdens. Preventive character traits such as mindfulness, resilience and appropriate coping behaviors, as well as the support of relatives, can be relieving and improve the self-care of those affected. By taking over the care of relatives and people from the close environment, there is a shift in priorities in the lives of family caregivers. Contacts with family, friends or acquaintances are becoming less frequently. Hobbies and activities beside the own responsibilities are becoming less important. As relieving attempts, a variety of nursing interventions such as information, training, the application of family-centered care according to Friedemann and legal support measures such as care leave, partial time care, 24-hour care or allowance for nursing care can be offered.