Caregiver Support Groups and Programs from Pamela D. Wilson
Pamela D. Wilson – Caregiver Support and Programs
Caregiver support and programs lower frustration, stress, and anxiety for caregivers with the benefit of increasing confidence. Many caregivers are unfamiliar about the roles and responsibilities of caregiving.
Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CSA, NCG solves caregiving problems. For the past 20 years, Pamela has been on call 24/7 helping aging adults and caregivers and responding to caregiving emergencies. Her expertise in the fields of caregiving and healthcare are rare as the result of acting in the role of guardian, power of attorney, personal representative, trustee, and care manager. Pamela is the caregiving expert.
Online Caregiving Support and Programs
None of us expect to become a caregiver. Our loved ones don’t expect to need care. We live in a world where days pass until an unexpected event happens that turns our daily life and responsibilities upside down and we become a caregiver.
Caregivers feel on edge, uncertain and overwhelmed about options, especially when loved ones resist care and support. Loved ones feel exasperated, lose dignity and self-esteem. Aging parents, spouses, and family members appear unappreciative of caregivers trying to offer support and assistance. If you’re a caregiver or a care recipient know that you’re not alone.
You are in exactly the right place to find caregiving support and programs to support you or a loved one through the journey of care and caregiving. Many caregivers are pressured for time. All support groups and programs are accessible online making it easy to access the information 24/7.
Pamela’s Core Beliefs
Pamela D. Wilson helps caregivers gain confidence in their abilities to manage care, coordinate with medical providers, and advocate with service providers in the healthcare and aging industries. These are her core beliefs:
Clarity. Pamela believes that caregiving is a 50/50 responsibility. Equal responsibility to participate in care exists between the caregiver and the care receiver. Caregivers will gain clarity about the roles and responsibilities of caregivers including acting as a family guardian or power of attorney. By supporting the independence of an aging parent, spouse, or loved one, participation increases with self-care and self-esteem rise.
When loved ones are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, navigating changing roles and responsibilities occur. The focus remains on independence but also accepting and living in the world of the loved one diagnosed with memory loss.
Dignity. Pamela believes that all older adults deserve better than average care. Strong advocacy skills are necessary to work with healthcare providers who view older adults as disposable and undeserving of treatment. Many older adults see doctors as God. Many caregivers are intimidated and afraid to disagree.
Healthcare professionals easily become insensitive to the needs of older adults because of burnout and just trying to keep up with their jobs. By learning how to work with healthcare professionals, care for older adults can improve.
Stability. Pamela believes that caregiver support is a basic need. Caregiving is hard work that can feel thankless. While caregivers love aging parents, spouses, and family there are days when they wish caregiving would end. Achieving stability that reduces unexpected caregiving crises and the ups-and-downs of daily caregiving can be achieved.
Individuals looking in from the outside can be judgmental and shaming because they have no idea of the toll caregiving takes on physical and emotional health. Caregiving support offers caregivers the ability to share experiences, feelings, and to learn from others in a safe, non-judgmental, environment.
Gain Confidence in Caregiving Abilities & Skills
Pamela provides support to navigate all aspects of caregiving:
1. Legal Responsibilities of Being a Family Guardian or Power of Attorney
2. Costs of Care
3. Daily Care Needs Including the Desire for Aging Parents, Spouses, and Loved Ones to Stay at Home
4. In-Home Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Nursing Homes
5. Advocating with Caregiving and Healthcare Providers
6. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Loss
7. End of Life Concerns
8. Managing Caregiver Stress Including Working With Difficult Families
Check out options on the website to join Pamela’s private Facebook group for caregivers called The Caregiving Trap, subscribe to Pamela’s family monthly newsletter, and to the by subscription only caregiving library. Other online support and programs are also available.