Home > NewsRelease > The Caring Generation® Elderly Parents Who Won’t Listen
Text Movie Graphics
The Caring Generation® Elderly Parents Who Won’t Listen
Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Sunday, September 27, 2020

How to Get Elderly Parents to Accept Help
Video Clip: Click to Watch

CONTACT: Pamela D. Wilson 303-810-1816

Email:   Inquiry_For_Pamela@pameladwilson.com

Golden, Colorado – September 27, 2020

The Caring Generation®

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® family talk radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, September 30, on the Bold Brave Media Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® aired initially from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

Dealing With Elderly Parents Who Won't Listen

Adult children caregivers express concern about dealing with elderly parents who won't listen. Is the perception of "not listening" an elderly parent issue, or is it an elderly caregiver issue? Juggling work and caregiving for the elderly can be stressful and time-consuming. Do caregivers try to take over the lives of elderly parents without asking? Is this similar to an elderly parent who says, "my children will take care of me," but who doesn't ask?

Is there a sense of entitlement on the part of adult children caregivers and aging parents? Do elderly parents feel that adult children owe them caregiving time? Do adult children caregivers feel entitled to money or the home of an elderly parent? How can a belief of deserving privileges or special treatment within a family result in caregiving disagreements?

How to Get Elderly Parents to Accept Help

On this caregiving radio program, Wilson focuses on the idea of using credible sources and data to support decisions for care. Caregiving education and caregiver support are significant gaps in the United States because caregiving is viewed as a family issue.

Healthcare and caregiving are not always linked together. Consumers—mainly because of employee health plans—remain ignorant about being financially conscious about healthcare costs until being a caregiver for aging parents sets off warning bells about having to pay for care. The healthcare system is a profit system that makes money off sick people. Focusing on health prevention seems to be a novel idea when health prevention courses should be mandatory in all grades of elementary and secondary education.

Instead of taking sides about whether elderly parents need help, families who talk about care needs and base decisions on credible sources make better care decisions. On this radio program, Wilson takes listeners through a 10 step process to make it easy for elderly parents to accept help.

Wilson's website is a credible resource for caregivers based on more than 20 years of professional experience that began after being a family caregiver. Becoming knowledgeable about the stages of caregiving and the needs of elderly parents gives adult children caregivers the ability to have informed and intelligent discussion about care options with loved ones.

Dr. Katherine Ornstein

Katherine Ornstein joins Wilson this week to discuss research about spousal caregiving relationships and experiences later in life. Ornstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is an epidemiologist and serves as Director of Research for the Institute for Care Innovations at Home for the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes Mount Sinai's Visiting Doctors Program and Hospital at Home Program. 

Dr. Ornstein leads several NIH and CDC funded research projects on the caregiving experience for persons with dementia, social determinants of homebound status, caregiving at the end of life, home-based clinical care, and frailty and aging among World Trade Center first responders.  She received her B.A. cum laude from Duke University, her M.P.H. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Columbia University.  Dr. Ornstein has two children and is a caregiver for her mother and father, who live in New York City.

Join Pamela on The Caring Generation for intelligent conversations about aging, caregiving, and relationships. The Caring Generation® radio program airs live at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, and 9 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday night.  Replays of the weekly programs are available on all major podcast sites. Wilson's website features the podcast and radio program transcripts. Information about Wilson's commitment to online caregiver education, keynotes, video conferencing, caregiver support, and creating workplaces where people matter is on her website


Check Out Podcast Replays of The Caring Generation® Radio Program for Caregivers and Aging Adults HERE

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is a national caregiving 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 education and support for consumers and corporations interested in supporting employees who are working caregivers. To carry out her mission, Wilson partners with companies passionate about connecting with the caregiving marketing through digital and content marketing. Her mission to reach caregivers worldwide is accomplished through social media channels of Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Instagram, Caregiving TV on Roku, and The Caring Generation® radio on Internet radio. She may be reached at 303-810-1816 or through her website.


News Media Interview Contact
Name: Pamela Wilson
Title: President/Owner
Group: Pamela D. Wilson, Inc.
Dateline: Golden, CO United States
Direct Phone: 303-810-1816
Cell Phone: 303-810-1816
Jump To Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Jump To Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Contact Click to Contact