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The Caring Generation® Talk Radio: Caring for Aging Parents – A Checklist
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
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Monday, September 09, 2019


Caring for Aging Parents A Checklist
 
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Golden, Colorado – September 9, 2019

The Caring Generation® Talk Radio: Caring for Aging Parents – A Checklist

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, September 11, 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 "Caring for Aging Parents – A Checklist." The health and well-being topic is healthy aging tips and the benefits of physical activity. 

Professional caregivers, like nurses, CNAs, home health, and other staff who work in care communities, are provided with the training and skills needed to work with the elderly. What skills do family caregivers need to take care of an aging parent? Professional caregivers might be surprised that while some skills are in common, many are very different. Professionals can also benefit from the skills that family caregivers learn.

Few caregivers can answer the question, "what skills does it take to care for an aging parent?" Being a caregiver is like being an innocent victim in a Stephen King horror film. You know something bad is about to happen, but you don't know what it is or how you will react. Caregiving takes more than love. The skills needed by caregivers to care for an aging parent are broad and far-reaching.

For example, caregivers do not realize that caregiving involves making healthcare decisions. Initially, when the health of loved ones is stable, the necessity to make medical decisions is infrequent.  As time progresses, and the health of loved ones declines, making medical decisions becomes a routine task and a much-needed skill. A poor decision leads to poor care for aging loved ones.

Another complicating factor in taking care of elderly parents is health literacy. A study completed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services confirms that caregivers and adults have poor health literacy skills. Health literacy—the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions—is essential to manage health and well-being.

Each week, Caring Generation® radio features a special guest. On September 11, the guest is Dr. Valerie Worthington, a Board-Certified Coach and a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dr. Worthington holds a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Dartmouth College (NH).

She has designed curriculum for multiple universities on topics including communications, health and fitness, business, healthcare ethics, nutrition, and nursing. Dr. Worthington prides herself on her ability to connect with others using empathy and humor. She will discuss aspects of healthy aging and how listeners of the program can be more proactive about well-being and daily activities.

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.  Podcast replays are available on I-Tunes, Spotify, and other distribution networks.

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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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