Caregivers have a tendency to feel that only they can provide the best care for the person whom they love. To some degree, this may be true. You know your loved one’s preferences and quirks, and your loved one is comforted by your presence. However, as mentioned previously, a sick or burned-out caregiver can’t help anyone, and a caregiver who tries to do it all long-term is likely to burn out. Nearly all of us eventually need help, and often that help comes in the forum of a nursing home.