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Low Caregiving and Health Literacy Results in Caregiver Exhaustion
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Wednesday, February 06, 2019


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Low Caregiving and Health Literacy Leads to Caregiver Exhaustion

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Golden, Colorado – February 6, 2019

Caregivers take feelings of overwhelm, exhaustion, and isolation in stride not realizing the long-term risks. While caregiving has many positive benefits, caregivers who report experiencing stress are at greater risk of physical and mental illness. The care of aging loved ones suffer when caregivers become exhausted.

Caregivers admit to feeling like they have to do it all. Hesitation exists to ask questions. Many caregivers wait to ask for help until a disaster happens. This hesitation results in poor care for aging parents, spouses, and family. 

Navigating the caregiving and healthcare systems is challenging. Healthcare literacy rates in the United States are low. Many caregivers do not understand instructions provided by physicians, have difficulty following instructions on prescription bottles, and fail to follow up with care.

Many caregivers feel "talked down to" by healthcare providers who don't explain information in non-medical terms. This results in caregiving gaps that penalize aging adults who need care. 

It is time to talk openly about the challenges of caregiving like we do about the weather. Frequently and without hesitation.

Caregivers must be comfortable seeking support. Aging adults who need care must also be comfortable expressing concerns. Caregiving is a 2-way street that cannot succeed without better than average communication. 

For caregivers, taking a single step forward to access support can make a significant improvement in caring for an aging parent, spouse, or another family member.

Answers to common caregiving questions are at https://www.caregiver-911.com  

Offered are proven solutions by caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson, plus answers to questions about keeping aging parents at home, managing in-home caregivers, deciding when it's time to move to assisted living, how to manage behaviors related to Alzheimer's are offered through the FREE articles and video series available FREE at caregiver-911.com.

Better support for caregivers results in better care for aging family members.   

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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
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