The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes®
Pamela’s book supports conversations of care that emphasize choice, planning and balance in family caregiving relationships.
Welcome to The Caring Generation®, a community of support for family and professional caregivers. Many caregivers feel alone in their journey; if you identify with any of the statements below, you’re in exactly the right place to find support and guidance.
“I feel guilty and angry. There are times when I don’t know what to do. I find it difficult to say no. Family members refuse to help. I am trapped caregiving for a parent for whom I have no emotional connection. My physical and emotional health is near breakdown. I have lost friends. I love my husband (or wife) but this is not the retirement I expected; I can’t be a caregiver anymore. The healthcare system is broken; for many it’s just a job and no one cares. Neglect and ignorance result in death. Information is fragmented. I was too naïve to recognize the self-interest and unethical practices until it was too late. Most of us don’t know where to turn for help. What do you mean Medicare doesn’t pay? I didn’t know what I didn’t know; ignorance is dangerous.”
For the past 15 years, Pamela D. Wilson has served as an advocate for individuals and families. A recognized expert in the areas of caregiving, support for aging parents and family members, long term care and family relationships, Pamela is an educator and consultant for family and professional caregivers and an industry leader in her desire to change beliefs that minimum standards of care are acceptable.
Pamela has been involved in all aspects of caregiving in her own family and professionally including involvement in extremely complicated situations in her role as court appointed guardian. In 2009 Pamela created The Caring Generation® to bring individuals together with an interest and desire to broaden awareness of caregiving as a role in life.
Becoming a caregiver is an unexpected shock for most of us. By accessing education, learning from others in similar situations and by applying proven techniques, caregivers are able to reduce feelings of overwhelm, frustration, guilt and anger that results from a sense of duty and obligation to provide care. Join The Caring Generation today to balance your role as a caregiver and to reestablish loving relationships with those for whom you provide care.
Family and Professional Caregiving Relationships Improved by Education
If you are a caregiver, the reality is that there are more questions than answers. Many families and individuals make poor choices because of being uninformed or uneducated. Navigating caregiving and the healthcare system is complicated. Becoming more educated about your options will save mistakes, time, effort and money. While you may feel overwhelmed, one path to reduce or eliminate overwhelm is to become educated about your options. Learn more about the value of membership.
“Eat Your Cookies”
David Drummond was just 33 years old when he was involved in a tragic accident. Through the assistance of David’s physician, Dr. Richard Martinez, David shares his story with the world. David’s story helps us realize that any of us may be physically injured in an accident. His warmth and unique insight into the appreciation of life will warm your heart and help you realize the importance of documenting your wishes relative to care and treatment.
The Care Navigator has a documented history of success since 2000 resulting in satisfied clients and positive outcomes.