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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
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Monday, August 26, 2019


How to Balance Work and Family Caregiving
 
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Golden, Colorado – August 26, 2019

The Caring Generation® Radio Program How to Balance Work and Family

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation radio program for caregivers and aging adults this Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 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 to Balance Work and Family." The health and well-being topic is "Preventing Mid-Life Health Concerns and Disability."  

According to a Harvard Business School study, American companies are facing a caregiving crisis that many refuse to acknowledge. Employees are trying to balance work and care responsibilities. Fear of discussing caregiving responsibilities by employees exists because of perceived harm to careers. Employees admit that caregiving responsibilities affect productivity.

Acknowledging that caregiving is a life transition is absent from family and career discussions. Caregiving, especially for aging parents, is ignored and thought of as a family matter for families to manage. Being a caregiver—whether raising children or caring for aging parents—affects many aspects of life.

Caregiving is far-reaching and affects matters of family, career, health, and well-being, financial, medical, and legal to name a few. Women are the primary family caregivers, 60%, with the percentage of male caregivers growing to 40% of all caregivers. Women feel ignored by service providers especially in the areas of healthcare and financial planning.  

Mid-life disability is becoming more common due to the prevalence of chronic diseases: heart disease and high blood pressure, diabetes, COPD and breathing issues, arthritis, osteoporosis, and depression. Many of these diseases result in difficulty with mobility type activities. For example, stooping, bending or kneeling. The ability to stand or sit for extended periods, walk distances, climb stairs, and lifting and carrying items.

Difficulty performing these physical type activities can result in challenges at work. More than 40% of people ages 50-64 report that they have problems completing physical activities. Dr. Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez joins Pamela D. Wilson, on the Caring Generation this week to discuss these concerns and her article about disability being a health issue during mid-life.

Dr. Karvonen-Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her research seeks to understand the timing and onset of adverse health outcomes among mid-life women, and how health during mid-life informs health in later adulthood.

She is the Principal Investigator of the Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study and co-investigator for the Michigan site of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation both of which are ongoing studies and include 25+ years of health, symptom, demographic and functioning data on women traversing midlife to late life.    

Joining The Caring Generation® radio program is a way everyone to become comfortable talking and laughing about aging, health, caregiving, and everything in between. There are many things to learn about life and being a caregiver.  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.  Replays of the weekly programs are available in podcast format with transcripts on Pamela's website.  More information about online support and online courses for caregivers is available on Pamela website.

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Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA, a National Certified Guardian and Certified Senior Advisor, is a caregiving thought leader, elder care expert, advocate, and speaker. Pamela offers family caregivers programming and support to navigate the challenges of providing, navigating, and planning for care. She guides professionals practicing in estate planning, elder and probate law, and financial planning to create plans to address unexpected concerns identified in her past role as a professional fiduciary. Healthcare professionals are supported by Pamela’s expertise to increase responsiveness and sensitivity to the extensive range of care challenges faced by care recipients and caregivers. Contact Pamela HERE

 
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