Episode 28

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8th Aug 2022

Recognizing the 12 Steps of Caregiver Burnout

How do you know if you’re heading into a Burnout? 

Some professionals say there are three stages leading to burnout.  Here, you’ll learn there are really 12 stages.  Each shows we’ve sunk a little deeper toward the bottom.  Surprisingly, knowing whether you’ve reached your limit might not be obvious. Learn how to identify if you’re facing burnout and when it’s too late to get out without needing medical help. 

As caregivers we’re often exhausted at the end of a day: the emotional and physical strain and stress take their toll, bit by bit.  Yet, sometimes we think that how we’re feeling is just part of the job. We think it will eventually ease up, or go away when our charge passes or goes into a care facility. 

If you’re caring for someone outside the home, the strain can be worse.  If your employer doesn’t understand what it’s like to be a caregiver for someone, they might not understand how this could impact your work performance -- which it often does.  It’s the rare individual who can burn the candle at both ends and still remain physically and mentally strong. 

In this episode of Summer Shorts, Eldercare Success style we also dive into how to get the support you need at work from your employer and your peers. 

Here's an article that is of value to any caregiver, but especially if you're employed outside the home.

Guest: Sharon Aneja is a Positive Psychology coach, wellbeing consultant, and founder of Humanity Works Consultancy. She helps organizations put out the flames of burnout through her signature energizer program. She also founded Recharge@Work and is a UN Women UK Delegate for the Commission on the Status of Women. Sharon and her Humanity Works team’s focus is to help you maximize your organization’s people-first approach through their Positive Psychology coaching, training, and consultancy services. 

Host:  Nancy May, Author of How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After!  is an acknowledged expert in managing the path of step-by-step caring for aging parents, even from over 1200 miles away. For a free, fillable File-of-Life go to www.howtosurvive911.com. Nancy is also the Co-Founder of CareManity LLC, and the private FaceBook group, Eldercare Success.

Disclaimer: The views, perspectives, and opinions expressed in this show are those of the show guests and not directly those of the companies they serve or that of the host or the producer CareManity, LLC. The information discussed should not be taken as medical, legal, or financial advice. Please seek the advice of your own personal medical, legal or financial advisors as each person’s situation is different. (c) Copyright 2022 CareManity, LLC all rights reserved.

CareManity is a trademark of CareManity, LLC.

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Eldercare Success
Doing It Best with Eldercare Success
Join us in Doing it Best with Eldercare Success where we explore ways to relieve the stress, exhaustion and overwhelm that we all face in caring for an aging parent, frail spouse, or partner. Fear, frustration, emotional and financial strain do not have to be your MO! In this show, we dive into unraveling the tricks, traps, and gotchas that create more questions than answers while caring for those we love.
Join Nancy May, and her guests as she helps relieve the pressures and delivers solid ways to find more joy and freedom as we care for those with those we love. Here you’ll learn how to find the ground under your feet again. Hang tight there’s a better road ahead.
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Nancy May

Nancy May is a corporate leader, business advisor, author, speaker, and nationally recognized podcast host. She has spent her career working with CEOs, Boards of Directors, and senior leaders in the public and private corporate sectors. These experiences gave her the strength and foundation to step in and provide her parents with guidance and support, both as their POA and Trustee, and diehard advocate as they aged. Nancy credits her father an entrepreneur, innovator of innovative eyewear design, and her mom for encouraging and preparing her to acquire the many skills needed to start, build, and lead several successful businesses. She has transitioned these competencies and life lessons to into her new business, CareManity, LLC, which focuses on providing family caregivers structured ways to obtain practical knowledge, resources, and access much-needed support.