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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Pamela D. Wilson, Caregiving Expert
 
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Golden, Colorado – July 31, 2019

Doug Llewelyn Interviews Pamela D Wilson Caregiving Expert Series 8

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson, interviews with CUTV News Radio host Doug Llewelyn on Thursday, August 1 at 1 p.m. EST. The topic of the program is Managing Family Disagreements. Previous interviews with CUTV News hosts Doug Llewelyn and Jim Masters are on the media page of Pamela's website

Family disagreements are frequent when parents age. The question of what to do with stubborn aging parents arises. These disagreements include day-to-day care and critical discussions about how to manage medical care and money. In mixed family situations, where there are children and step-parents, stepparents may prevent access or make access difficult for adult children wishing to visit parents.

This issue began in the press in 2010 when Catherine Falk was denied visitation of her father; Peter Falk diagnosed with dementia. Falk played Columbo in the television series by the same name. A similar issue arose in the family of Glenn Campbell. The stepmother attempted to prevent Glenn Campbell's children from visiting. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Because of Catherine Falk's actions in petitioning the probate court and taking a stand for herself and others like her, this issue became public. The legislation called the Peter Falk bill was passed to support family visitation of parents by children. The law is not yet active in all 50 states, but progress is being made.

Some of these disagreements get heated. Contested court hearings occur that further divide families.

According to Pamela, "As a court-appointed guardian, I was involved in many situations where families disagreed about care for an aging parent and the intentions of brothers and sisters.  Professionals are appointed when the family cannot agree. From the start, these can be problem situations that can turn into battles if there is a lot of money involved or adult children want to control the situation."

The way to avoid these situations begins with the drafting of thorough power of attorney documents. When family discord exists, detailed documents can avoid family disagreements that turn into legal cases. Downloading power of attorney forms off the Internet or using an inexperienced attorney to draft the documents may result in problems years into the future.

If one wishes to avoid legal battles during life, and after death, all of the bases have to be covered. Pamela shared, "I also testified or provided information for will contests. It got to the point where I began audiotaping and videotaping conversations to use as proof of my client's wishes."

Adult children or family who is interested in money attempt to say that the person did not have testamentary capacity at the time a will was drafted. These attempts to get money or to get more money may or may not be successful.

These issues can be avoided by taking extra steps when documents are drafted to avoid controversy or questions later. Some families get along in life but not after death. 

Information about how to support family caregivers is on Pamela's website.  "All of my help is Internet-based," says Pamela, "caregivers and aging adults can join from anywhere in the world.  Family caregivers believe they can handle all the issues when the reality is that caregiving responsibilities are more complex than ever imagined."

Pamela is an authentic and trustworthy caregiving expert, advocate, speaker, and author of the book The Caregiving Trap.  Her brand, The Caring Generation®, began with a radio program of the same name that airs on the BBM Global Network each Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST. Information about how to listen to The Caring Generation® radio program and weekly podcast replays is on Pamela's website under media and radio program

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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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