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The Caring Generation® Radio – The Importance of Patient Education
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, November 11, 2019


Patient Engagement and Education
 
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Golden, Colorado – November 11, 2019

The Caring Generation® Radio – The Importance of Patient Education

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, November 13, 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 The Importance of Patient Education and Engagement Individuals with health issues don't consider themselves to be patients even though this is how the healthcare system defines an individual who needs medical care and treatment. A similar situation exists for persons helping elderly parents or spouses who do not consider themselves as caregivers.

Health and well-being are aspects of life that have far-reaching effects on quality of life. Individuals go through life and the concept of being a patient or being a caregiver is not relevant until an unexpected event results in unnecessary stress and suffering. Patient education, caregiver education, and engagement are essential when we think of the long-term aspects of health and well-being and the effects on daily life.

Special guest, Dr. Mayer Davidson, Professor of Medicine at Charles Drew University, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and past President of the American Diabetes Association joins The Caring Generation this week to talk about Diabetes Prevention and Management Dr. Davidson founded the Venice Family Clinic in 1970 that became the largest free medical clinic in the United States. He continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Medical Practice Committee and he volunteers supervising a Diabetes Program and seeing patients once a week.

Disease prevention and management are important to reduce healthcare costs. Patients and caregivers make important decisions about well-being and health. These decisions might involve deciding about health insurance, scheduling a routine health exam, taking medications, or scheduling a medical treatment. Depending on how complicated the task, a struggle might occur with completing the task, delaying the task, or not doing the task at all.

Complicating factors that affect patient and caregiver health engagement, education, and literacy are that health when good is not important enough to grasp time and attention. Until the heart attack, the hip fracture, or a life-affecting diagnosis happens to us or a loved one, paying attention to health and well-being may not be important. Being a caregiver is not relevant until one becomes a caregiver.

Healthcare costs skyrocket with the diagnosis of chronic disease, prescription medications, medical tests, and more frequent medical care. It is for this reason that patient and caregiver education and engagement are so important.

Until patients and consumers choose to become more proactive and educated, health worries will continue to grow. Health issues will surface, and healthcare costs will rise. Hospitals, doctors, and the medical system do not hold all of the solutions. A proactive, educated, and engaged patient has more control over health, well-being, and healthcare costs than they realize.

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'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