Care navigation is a significant benefit for families experiencing healthcare crises.  I see this in my daily interactions.  Many families are given educational materials, reference books; lists etc. and are under such stress they don’t know where to begin.  It can be a debilitating process especially if the entire long term picture is not viewed and those less experienced do not realize the breadth of considerations to be made.  It’s similar to a doctor diagnosing an illness and explaining the next steps, consequences and medications except that it involves day to day living, care, financial, legal, housing and other matters.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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