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Thursday, September 22, 2022


Caregiver Employee Resource Group Open Course
 
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CONTACT: Pamela D. Wilson +1 303-810-1816

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Date: September 22, 2022

Denver, CO – Employee resource groups for family caregivers of elderly parents now have access to an open course from caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson. The program, Support Caring for Elderly Parents, features eight modules.  

Wilson's Support Caring for Elderly Parents program takes caregivers through the A to Z of caregiving and features slide decks and related materials in these sections:

  • Managing Emotions, Family Relationships, and Elderly Parents Who Refuse Care
  • Signs Elderly Parents Need Care: Creating Strategies & Initiating Conversations with Parents, Doctors, and Family Members
  • Activities of Daily Living & the Effects of Nutrition and Physical Activity on Aging
  • Home Safety for Seniors: Preventing Falls, Injuries & Weakness
  • A Plan for Elderly Parents: How to Create Stay Healthy Daily Routines
  • Creating a Plan to Care for Loved Ones With Memory Loss
  • Medicare Doesn't Pay for Everything: Planning for the Care Costs of Elderly Parents
  • How to Manage Healthcare Providers for Elderly Parents

Family caregiving is an unexpected path fraught with unanticipated challenges. Unfortunately, employees helping aging parents or loved ones often do not associate themselves with the word "caregiver," so they don't realize that help and support are available.

Providing educational support within ERGs helps corporations support and retain valuable employees. In addition, by making caregiving of the elderly an acceptable workplace conversation—much like conversations about raising children—employees feel less isolated and alone.

Time spent in caregiving averages twenty hours a week on top of a full-time job. Time spent in care activities usually means that caregivers neglect other parts of their lives, including their health which can result in absenteeism.

Telltale signs that employees may be caregivers of elderly parents include changes in work schedules—for example, coming in late, leaving early, or requesting time off to take elderly parents to a doctor's appointment. Employees hesitate to advise supervisors of family caregiving responsibilities for fear of being viewed as less capable of doing their jobs.

When parents or spouses have significant health issues like dementia, Alzheimer's, or Parkinson's disease, caregivers will eventually need more time to coordinate or provide care. Employee caregiver resource groups can support caregivers at various stages of the caregiving journey.

Caregiver Support

Wilson supports family caregivers, groups, and corporations worldwide by offering education for caregivers about managing, planning, and navigating health and aging issues. Learn more about Pamela at www.pameladwilson.com. Pamela may also be contacted at +1 303-810-1816 or through the Contact Me page on her website.

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Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is an international caregiver subject matter expert, advocate, and speaker. More than 20 years of experience as a direct service provider in the roles of a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, and care manager led to programs supporting family caregivers and aging adults who want to be proactive about health, well-being, and caregiving. Wilson provides online and on-site education and caregiver support for caregivers, consumer groups, and corporations worldwide. She may be reached at +1 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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Dateline: Golden, CO United States
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