Episode 67

Published on:

3rd May 2023

How to "Un-Isolate" yourself

If you’re working full time but also caring for an aging parent, the stress and feeling of isolation can be significant. Adding to that stress can be a fear (real or imagined) of potential retribution from your boss or peers if they find out. Even if you’re not working full-time, or part-time, you can find yourself isolated from the rest of the world – except for doctors, or other care providers.  For those employed and caring for a parent, understand that 56% of our colleagues who are also caregivers like you find themselves more stressed at work.  No surprise there!

Learn how to recognize if you’re falling into this isolation trap and how to “get out, before you can’t even dig yourself out.  In this episode, I discuss the three key situations where you’re most likely to fall into the isolation trap: at home, at work, and in social settings. However, I’ve got a few solid tips to help, including how to help your boss have more confidence in you as a leader, even when you’re called away to caregiving duties at home or even in another state.   

Caregiving can be a lonely responsibility, but it doesn’t have to be. Tune in to learn about better ways to cope, win, and live well while caring for those you love. The tips shared in this episode are ones you can start putting to use immediately! 

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Host:  Nancy May, Author of How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After!  is an 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 considered or used as medical, legal, or financial advice. Please seek the advice of your own medical, legal, or financial advisors as each person’s situation differs. (c) Copyright 2023 CareManity, LLC all rights reserved.

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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.