Episode 7

Published on:

17th Oct 2021

Could Your Number be Up? Understand How Medical Responders Respond.

Show Host: Nancy May, Author How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After!  Expert in managing the path of step-by-step caring for an aging parent or family member, even from over 1200 miles away, or more. For a Free File-of-Life to www.howtosurvive911.com

Guest:  Doug Levy, Author, Public Emergency Communications Expert and CEO Doug Levy Communications, LLC

Ever wonder who first responders and healthcare authorities turn to when they need to reach and talk with those of us at “street level” during a large public emergency? Doug Levy is the pro to whom the healthcare responders and local and state government groups turn to for advice.  

Doug will relay tips on how to increase your chances of a better outcome if you ever face a natural or manmade disaster.  He even gives us an inside view of how medical facilities determine who to care for when their own systems get overwhelmed, and what you can do to get care in those times.  Knowing how your healthcare system will respond to your needs could result be a life saver (or not, if you don’t know). 

Doug Levy is the author of The Communications Golden Hour, When Every Minute Counts. He has spent his career in the middle of emergencies, bringing calm to chaos. He has been a firefighter, emergency medical technician, lawyer, award-winning reporter, and communications executive at three top universities. One of the first to embrace social media as an emergency communications tool, Doug developed the Communications Golden Hour to streamline emergency communications planning and response so that it works effectively and efficiently. An adviser to public safety agencies, he’s trained emergency officials in how to get clear messages to the public when minutes count. He was a health and technology reporter for USA Today, and his investigative reporting won a Peabody Award in 1987.

Disclaimer: The views, perspectives, and opinions expressed in this show are those of the show guest and not directly those of the companies they serve or that of the host or the producer CareManity, LLC. Information discussed should not be taken as medical, legal, or financial advice. Please seek the advice or you own personal medical, legal or financial advisors as each person’s situation is different. (c) Copyright 2021 CareManity, LLC all rights reserved. CareManity is a trademark of CareManity, LLC

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Eldercare Success
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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.
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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.