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The Caring Generation® Is Your Care Relationship Toxic?
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Toxic Caregiving Habits
 
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Denver, Colorado – December 1, 2021

Golden CO- Caregiver subject matter expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts Episode 114 of The Caring Generation® podcast show for caregivers and aging adults. Today's program describes caregiving habits that can ruin relationships between caregivers and care receivers if left unidentified.

I Don't Want to Be Like This

Caregivers and care receivers—aging parents, spouses, and others—who delay discussing the tasks and responsibilities of care situations become emotionally stressed and exhausted. Caregivers who recognize that their moods and behaviors have changed say, "I don't want to be like this," but may be unsure how to change the dynamics of unpleasant relationships.  

An aging parent or a spouse who needs care may be uncomfortable being dependent on family for assistance. As a result, caregivers and care receivers struggle to maintain control when relationships become imbalanced and negative moods prevail. 

Why Toxic Habits Create Resentment in Caregiving Relationships

Toxic caregiving habits like criticism, procrastination, dishonesty, and denial can permanently damage family relationships. An inability to retract angry words or a refusal to understand the perspectives of others leave little room for compromise.

A caregiver or care receiver who is stubborn or always has to be right limits opportunities to solve problems or discuss realistic plans about care needs. As a result, caregiving relationships become emotionally and physically self-destructive.

Caregiving Behaviors Can Become Mutually Abusive

Caregivers may feel that being a caregiver is destroying their life and family relationships. An aging parent or spouse with health or cognitive issues may not have the mental or physical energy to initiate change and may feel trapped like a prisoner.

While guilt may exist when making difficult decisions about the care of aging parents, implementing changes to reduce toxic relationships is critical. Aging parents and spouses deserve dignity, respect, and compassion in their daily care—which a toxic caregiver may no longer be able to offer.

In many cases, the most compassionate act that a caregiver can do is admit that they can no longer be the caregiver. Making alternate arrangements for the care of a parent or spouse can be the best solution to end mutually abusive caregiving relationships that become toxic.

Family Caregiver Support and Resources

Wilson supports family caregivers, groups, and corporations worldwide by offering education for caregivers about managing, planning, and navigating health and aging issues. More about Wilson's online courses for elderly care, individual elder care consultations, caregiver support, webinars, speaking engagements, and brand collaborations are on her website www.pameladwilson.com. Pamela may also be contacted at +1 303-810-1816 or through the contact Me page on her website.

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Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is an international caregiver subject matter 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 online and on-site education and caregiver support for caregivers, consumer groups, and corporations worldwide. She may be reached at +1 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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