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The Caring Generation® Radio Show Setting Boundaries
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, March 23, 2020


Setting Boundaries With Elderly Parents
 
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CONTACT: Pamela D. Wilson 303-810-1816

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Golden, Colorado – March 23, 2020

The Caring Generation® Living With Elderly Parents

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, March 25th, 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.

On The Caring Generation radio show for caregivers and aging adults this Wednesday evening, March 25th, Pamela D. Wilson shares ten situations and solutions for Setting Boundaries With Elderly Parents. Being a caregiver involves learning to set limits for the caregiver and the elderly parent. Setting limits and boundaries is difficult for caregivers who want to be helpful and who feel responsible for the care of elderly parents.

Setting Boundaries

The March 25th radio program offers solutions for caregivers in situations where elderly parents refuse to help themselves, parents who expect adult children to care for them at home instead of moving into a care community, and elderly parents who refuse to listen to medical recommendations. A significant part of being proactive in caregiving situations involves being proactive with health

What happens when elderly parents refuse to allow paid assistance into the home so that adult children have support? Do elderly parents have the right to demand that the only caregivers be family members?

Caregiving support for elderly parents begins with tasks around the home and extends to managing chronic health conditions. The subject of chronic disease is more relevant today because the elderly who have multiple chronic diseases are more susceptible to the coronavirus.

Chronic diseases and the poor health of elderly parents have a significant effect on the careers, finances, and the personal health of family caregivers. Chronic diseases affect more than 60% of Americans, according to the CDC. Caregivers with chronic diseases today become the elderly of tomorrow who will need family care.

The Prevalence of Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases include heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD and breathing concerns, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, and dementia. Consumers have a personal responsibility to learn about health prevention and disease management. Transmission of viruses, like the coronavirus, will have less power if consumers choose to change lifestyle habits to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease.

The Partnership for Chronic Disease reports that adults with chronic conditions are the most frequent users of healthcare in the United States, with 81% of all hospital admissions, 91% of prescriptions filled, and 75% of all physician visits. These statistics confirm why healthcare costs are high and why hospitals are presently stretched to treat persons with the coronavirus.

The Coronavirus – It's Not A Supply Issue – It's a People Issue

The issue with the coronavirus is not a supply issue—it's a people issue. As we see from younger generations who are ignoring recommendations for social distancing, a belief exists that "we're healthy until we're not."  

The belief that "we're healthy until we're not" extends to all ages until the diagnosis of a chronic disease or a virus happens. Consistent hygiene practices reduce the prevalence of all infections. Health and hygiene practices don't become relevant until illness or a virus becomes a personal threat.

Employers Have a Responsibility to Support Caregivers

Working caregivers are the primary support for elderly parents. Juggling work and caregiving continue to be a concern. Caregivers worry about how to work and care for elderly parents.

Instead of waiting for a caregiving pandemic to force the issue, providing education for working adults who care for elderly parents is a prevention strategy. Caregivers learn from caring for elderly parents. Being proactive about health and planning for care when older are the positive effects of being a caregiver. Pamela D. Wilson offers digital caregiving programs for corporations interested in supporting working caregivers Wilson also develops content for companies seeking to communicate with family caregivers.

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

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 

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