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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, May 25, 2020


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Golden, Colorado – May 25, 2020

The Caring Generation® Family Caregiver Education Elder Care

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, May 27, 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.

Family Caregiver Education is the Missing Link in Corporate Employee Wellness Programs

Family caregiver education and caregiver courses are the missing links in corporate employee wellness programs. Fear about being diagnosed with the coronavirus has brought needed attention and greater awareness of the challenges faced by adult children caring for aging parents and spousal caregivers.  Adults diagnosed with breathing concerns like asthma, bronchitis, and COPD are more susceptible to the coronavirus – as well as adults diagnosed with one or more chronic diseases.

C-suite executives question the success of employee wellness programs. The far-reaching goal is to reduce company healthcare premiums and expenses. While caregivers for elderly parents have always been in the workplace—caregivers have been largely ignored in the area of employee wellness programs.

Managing COPD and Current Research

The guest for this caregiving radio program is Dr. Stephanie Christianson, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. She is an attending physician in the Critical Care Unit and Adult Pulmonary Clinic.  Her research program focuses on COPD and identifying therapies for treatment. Caregivers for loved ones diagnosed with COPD are well aware of the struggle to breathe and the coughing, mucus, and phlegm associated with COPD.

If Whole-Family Care Why Not Elder Care?

Maternity leave, paternity leave, and childcare programs are one aspect of employee wellness programs related to family care. One of the main reasons many companies offer maternity leave is so that women no longer need to choose between career and having a family. Other reasons to provide family care includes reducing the high cost of turnover and employee replacement cost and boosting productivity. Whole-family care programs help attract employees who plan to have families.

Women are career and financially hindered by family care that includes not only raising children but caring for elderly parents and eventually caring for a sick or disabled spouse. Corporations who offer whole-family care but not elderly care are missing out on a link to a large group of employees who are fearful of admitting to care responsibilities for elderly parents.

Fear of admitting to care for elderly parents is based on a similar premise—concern about workplace discrimination. While few corporations want to acknowledge that women who leave the workplace to have children are viewed as less committed, employees recognize this factor. Family caregivers for elderly parents fear similar workplace discrimination according to research by Harvard and others.

It's Time Employee Wellness Programs Include Elderly Care

On the May 27th episode of The Caring Generation, Wilson shares the importance of working caregivers asking human resource departments for family caregiver education and caregiving courses. Increasing awareness of caregiving responsibilities has a direct link to increasing participation in employee health and wellness programs. As working caregivers become involved in caring for elderly parents with health issues, awareness rises about the long-term effects of healthy habits.

Becoming a caregiver is a life transition that almost everyone will face. Pamela D. Wilson offers online family caregiving education programs and caregiver courses. More information about her online course, Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Stay At Home, provided through corporations for working caregivers is available on her website. 

Join Pamela on The Caring Generation to learn the answers to these and other questions about living with elderly parents. 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 in podcast format with transcripts on Pamela's website and all major podcast sites. More information about Pamela and her support programs are available on her website.  

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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.

 

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