During Saturday’s episode of Table Talk on Your Caregiving Journey, @trish shared about a challenging morning last week. (You can listen to our discussion via the player, below.) A few setbacks upset their morning schedule, which meant that Robert, Trish’s brother, wasn’t ready when the van, which brings him to his day program, arrived. Richard, Trish’s husband, volunteered to drive Robert, which meant they all could get where they needed to be.
But when Trish arrived at work she needed to transition from the mindset of family caregiver to that of a manager. And, that can be a challenge. For Trish, a transition means changing her communication style (she gives Robert specific, direct instructions) and changing from a focus of managing incontinence to managing a staff.
So, I wonder: How do you make that transition from family caregiver to another role in your life, like employee, business owner, friend, colleague?
Please share your strategies and experiences in our comments section, below.
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