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The Caring Generation® Radio The Ultimate Caregiver Survival Skills
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, December 02, 2019


The Ultimate Caregiver Survival Skills
 
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CONTACT: Pamela D. Wilson 303-810-1816

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Golden, Colorado – December 2, 2019

The Caring Generation® Radio The Ultimate Caregiver Survival Skills

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, December 4, on the Bold Brave Media Global 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.

The caregiving topic for this week's program is creating the Ultimate Caregiver Survival Skills Kit for caregivers. Pamela shares family caregiving scenarios and provides specific skills that caregivers can use to manage care for elderly parents or loved ones.

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In thinking of developing caregiver survival skills, looking at the "event or the problem" to develop an initial solution is the first goal. The second goal is developing a long term plan to be prepared for unexpected situations and to avoid caregiving crises.

The challenge is that if the plan were totally up to the caregiver, implementing the plan would be simple. In most cases, the care plan involves the participation of an elderly parent, a grandparent, or a spouse, which may complicate the situation.  

Trying to work through caregiving situations with elderly loved ones involves talking about and building agreement about a plan. Whoever knew that being a caregiver could be so complicated? It's no wonder that caregivers need survival skills to be successful.

Being a caregiver has two modes – the "try" mode and the "do" mode. When caregivers become exhausted or feel out of control, they lean toward the "try" mode. Exhaustion or feeling out of control is when caregivers say, "I will try -- to do this or that," because the caregiver is uncertain.

When a more serious problem arises, there is pressure to take action. For example, mom or dad has to lose 20 lbs. to make walking easier. Otherwise, a wheelchair will be the only option. The doorways in the home are not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

Or a caregiver is concerned about being able to keep a job and continue to care for an elderly parent. Not all workplaces are supportive of working caregivers.

Difficult and immediate situations benefit from creating the ultimate caregiver survival skills kit. Pamela D, Wilson supports family caregivers and corporations interested in supporting working caregiver employees through unique programs.

The Caring Generation® radio program gives listeners the confidence to develop skills to care for elderly parents and loved ones. Being a caregiver encompasses many areas of life. The radio program also features information about health, well-being, family relationships, and financial and legal planning. 

Joining The Caring Generation® radio program is the way 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 every Wednesday night  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