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The Caring Generation® How The Healthcare System Ignores the Elderly
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, December 09, 2019


Is Healthcare Forgetting the Elderly?
 
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Golden, Colorado – December 9, 2019

The Caring Generation® How The Healthcare System Ignores the Elderly

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, December 11, on the Bold Brave Media Global Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® originally aired from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

The caregiving topic for this week's program is "How the Healthcare System Ignores the Elderly" Special guest, Dr. Mary Wyman, from the University of Wisconsin, shares information about bias against older adults from family caregivers and the healthcare system.

Wilson shares, "In my 20 years as a healthcare advocate, I experienced bias from physicians and the healthcare system who viewed my clients as elderly and undeserving of care. I also worked with others who made decisions based on their beliefs without consulting me as the medical power of attorney and decision-maker. I was fired by physicians for disagreeing with them about care for my elderly clients. I also chose to leave medical practices that I felt were unwilling to offer the care my clients needed"

Families today must learn how to advocate for care for elderly parents. Middle-aged adults must also learn to advocate for their care. Women are taken less seriously by the healthcare system. Men more readily receive treatment.

This disparity in treatment is the consumer's responsibility to solve by becoming more educated about health and well-being. Consumers in the healthcare system who are more proactive and attend to regular medical care fare better from a long-term health perspective.

Regular medical appointments and establishing a relationship with a physician are one predictor of receiving better than average care. While younger generations view emergency walk-in clinics, also called "doc in a box," as an expeditious way to receive healthcare treatment, in the long run, this is short term thinking.

Going to the doctor is not at the top of our list when we are young and problem-free. Taking time off work is challenging. Concerns exist that employers may become aware of being a caregiver for an elderly parent or of an individual having health concerns.

Making health and well-being a priority is the only way that costs in the healthcare system will decrease. Annual physicals and bloodwork are preventative measures to identify and treat early health concerns before they become significant. By becoming engaged in health and well-being, consumers will be able to avoid health diagnosis and costly care later in life.  

Each week, Caring Generation® radio features a special guest. On December 11, Dr. Mary Wyman from the University of Wisconsin joins the program. Dr. Wyman has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. Her focus is aging research that includes mental health in the elderly, depression, coping with chronic illness, health care decision making. Dr. Wyman works with the VA Medical Center in Wisconsin.

The Caring Generation® radio program gives listeners the confidence to develop skills to care for elderly parents and loved ones. Being a caregiver encompasses many areas of life. The radio program also features information about health, well-being, family relationships, and financial and legal planning. 

Pamela's approach to caregiving is authentic and light-hearted. She believes that serious subjects benefit from humor and laughter. 

Make plans to join Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert and the host of The Caring Generation® radio 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.  More online information and programs for caregivers and aging adults are on Pamela's website.

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

The podcast replays are great to share with family, friends, social groups, and the workplace. Listening to the Caring Generation podcasts are a great alternative for weekly book clubs. The Podcast replays are also an educational activity used at senior centers, independent living, and assisted living communities to support aging adults and family caregivers who want to become more informed about health, well-being, caregiving, and related issues.  

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.

 

 
Wilson
President/Owner
Pamela D. Wilson, Inc.
Golden, CO
303-810-1816