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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, May 04, 2020

How to Get Power of Attorney for Elderly Parents
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Golden, Colorado – May 4, 2020

The Caring Generation® Power of Attorney for Eldelry Parents

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, May 6, 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.

How to Get Power of Attorney for Elderly Parents

On this radio program for caregivers, Wilson shares ten things families should know about How to Get Power of Attorney for Elderly parents. Power of attorney is a subject that arises when adult children caregivers become frustrated with elderly parents who may refuse care or who are perceived to be making bad decisions. Adult children caregivers are often surprised to learn how the appointment of a power of attorney works. 

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Misperceptions About Power of Attorney

Some adult children caregivers believe that having power of attorney for an elderly parent automatically gives them absolute decision-making power. What caregivers don't realize is that power of attorney requires the agent, if the adult child, to talk to parents about preferences and guidelines for decision-making. If a child appointed as power of attorney in fact starts to make decisions for a parent without discussions, the parent can revoke the power of attorney authority at any time and appoint a different agent.

According to Wilson who served as a power of attorney and a court-appointed guardian for clients for more than a decade,

"A power of attorney appointment is a working relationship appointment between the principal, the person making the appointment, and the agent, the person accepting the appointment. Adult children are not always appointed by parents because of distrust or the parent feeling that children will not be responsible for following the wishes outlined in the document. Hiring a professional fiduciary—instead of the family—is becoming more common."

Power of Attorney is A Significant Responsibility

The responsibilities of being a power of attorney in fact are significant.  An acting agent makes medical decisions – including the life or death decision of ending life support. Agents decide how money is spent on health care expenses. Not all children or family members are suitable for these roles.

Choosing a power of attorney is like choosing a marital partner. Making the right choice makes all the difference when an elderly parent may need help making medical decisions and managing finances. Power of attorney abuse happens within families when adult children may be more interested in their own financial well-being than in making sure elderly parents have the care that is needed.

Join the Caring Generation Radio Program On Wednesday Evenings

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.  


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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