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Caregiving Emergencies and Power of Attorney: How Was I Supposed to Know This Would Happen?
Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mom Wants to Know Who Will Care For Her
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Golden, Colorado – April 24, 2019

Lying in an emergency room bed as the result of a health emergency like a heart attack, stroke, or hip fracture or a sporting, on the job, or car accident – and not having appointed a power of attorney places decisions about your care in the hands of the healthcare system – if you are unable to make decisions.

All it takes is one careless driver, a fall down the stairs, or ignoring a diagnosis of high blood pressure to change a life in an instant and result in a need for care. Accidents and emergencies do not only happen to older adults. Anyone of any age can have an accident today that changes their life tomorrow and requires significant care. 

Protect yourself and your family from unexpected crises. Protect yourself by understanding what it takes to make good medical decisions and avoid medical errors. 

Avoid worrying about who will help you with care and make medical decisions, especially if you are single or alone and have no available family to help. Many aging parents worry about who will care for them. Making a plan to appoint a power of attorney avoids worry and answers the question of "who will care for me?"

The person you appoint to help in a power of attorney document is called a "power of attorney in fact."

Anyone can create a power of attorney document, download a copy from the Internet, or get a copy from an attorney.

Few people understand the significant responsibilities, the risks involved, the mistakes, and the medical errors that happen. Most power of attorney documents lay in safety deposit boxes or drawers collecting dust until they are needed.

Caregiving is a family matter. Power of attorney is a family matter.   Caregiving is a life role that arises unexpectedly and throws unprepared families into chaos. 

Caregiving Expert, Pamela D. Wilson knows.

Pamela D. Wilson is the person that single adults, spouses, and married couples trusted to appoint as their power of attorney in fact to manage medical and financial matters. Because of her specialized knowledge working in hospitals, nursing homes, care facilities, and in client homes for more than 20 years, she knows information that attorneys, the healthcare system, and most family members who serve as power of attorney don't know.

In Pamela's online program, Power of Attorney: Secrets for Success, she leads aging adults and family caregivers through her A to Z process for deciding on who to appoint to act as power of attorney, managing care, and making good caregiving and medical care decisions.

"Until family members step up and have the responsibility of being a power of attorney in fact, they have no idea what they're getting into. Like caregiving, being a power of attorney in fact is something that most people learn by the seat of their pants. The question to ask is do you really want to put your life and your money in the hands of someone who doesn't have the skills to help you?

Why not prepare yourself and the person you appoint by becoming better informed.? I have the experience to save families from making common mistakes. I can help them get better care from a system that views older adults as disposable and undeserving of care."

Caregiving is a life role that arises unexpectedly and throws unprepared families into chaos. 

The stress and burnout associated with caregiving responsibilities make it difficult to think clearly and to make good decisions. Caregiving stress makes it more difficult for caregivers and aging adults to balance decisions. Stress affects memory and clogs the processing ability of the brain to look at the pros and cons of critical decisions that have to be made about medical care and caregiving.

Pamela's Power of Attorney program helps aging adults and caregivers create a caregiving action plan and to learn how to manage care and make good decisions. Most caregivers feel like they have to do it all. The stress and pressure can be overwhelming. Aging adults and caregivers hope that situations will improve while they only become more complicated. 

Aging adults and caregivers don't have to do it all alone.

Aging adults don't want to be a burden to the family. Caregivers don't like to for help until situations are at a boiling over point. Taking the chance of something happening tomorrow, next week, or next month only results in more stress and may negatively impact the life of a loved one.

The program offers aging adults and caregivers -- who are willing to do what it takes to protect themselves and loved ones -- a path forward to better care. Aging adults and caregivers will gain confidence, have peace of mind and reduce worry about aging and caregiving needs. More information about online caregiving support groups, courses, and programs is available on Pamela's website 


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Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA, a National Certified Guardian and Certified Senior Advisor, is a caregiving thought leader, elder care expert, advocate, and speaker. Pamela offers family caregivers programming and support to navigate the challenges of providing, navigating, and planning for care. She guides professionals practicing in estate planning, elder and probate law, and financial planning to create plans to address unexpected concerns identified in her past role as a professional fiduciary. Healthcare professionals are supported by Pamela’s expertise to increase responsiveness and sensitivity to the extensive range of care challenges faced by care recipients and caregivers. Contact Pamela HERE

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Golden, CO