Caregiving Experts Meaningful Advice for Caregivers
Caregiving experts invite family and working caregivers to discuss experiences close to the heart through participation in caregiver groups, surveys, social media, and other platforms. However, fear of judgment frequently results in caregivers feeling hesitant to express feelings and concerns about caring for aging parents.
Where to Find Advice for Caregives of Elderly Parents and Spouses
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If you are a caregiver experiencing a sense of isolation and loneliness, reaching out to caregiving experts like Pamela D Wilson can improve or help you identify new and meaningful approaches to care situations. As you may be aware, the responsibilities and duties of being a caregiver eventually grow to become life-affecting.
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Finding the time to take 10, 20, or 30 minutes each day to get relief from your caregiving experience might feel like a struggle when there are many tasks to complete. Caregivers are often multi-taskers juggling work, caregiving, and other parts of life at once.
However, Wilson’s experience of caregivers talking about their actions after caregiving responsibilities end—confirms that doing it all and being the primary caregiver can be emotionally draining and physically harmful to the caregiver’s health, well-being, and personal relationships.
- Why are the effects of caregiving so challenging to see?
- Can caregiving become an addictive behavior?
- How can caregivers find the motivation to seek emotional and informational support?
Make No Excuses Time for the Caregiver
Participating in a scheduled caregiver support activities allows caregivers access to emotional and informational support. In addition, if you are a caregiver, you may be gaining awareness that care responsibilities are already resulting in trade-offs that you don’t like.
For example, how will you spend your time today, with whom, and doing what? What activities good for you—like exercise, hobbies, volunteering, or socializing with friends—have you given up for senior care activities? Being a caregiver can result in addictive behaviors when you continually do more and more and more without considering the effect on your life.
In addition, suppose your workplace does not yet recognize caregiving responsibilities as a mental distraction and contributor to stress. In that case, the responsibility is yours to gather information and gain knowledge about the short and long-term effects on your life of caring for loved ones.
Making no excuses time to care for yourself can be difficult when career, family, or cultural pressures and expectations exist about appropriate caregiver behavior. Caregivers throughout the world in all walks of life—whether in family care relationships or in the added situation of doubly duty caregiving where you are a family caregiver and your employment relates to caring for others—find it challenging to make time for self-care.
It is common for individuals to feel too busy to seek information that might make a difference in the approach to the challenges presented by daily experiences. In other situations, caregivers may think they have the knowledge and know everything they need to know but make mistakes in caring for a loved one because they lack the personal insight to realize they don’t know it all.
Caregivers who felt pressured to do it all tell Wilson that they realized that their need for control or insistence on having things done their way made life much more difficult. Determined caregivers can drive family members who might have helped away. Caregiver burnout resulted in unintentional harm to the care aging parents.
Meaningful and Trusted Advice Eases Caregiver Stress
Having access to caregiving experts allows caregivers to establish positive habits to challenge negative thoughts and break through roadblocks when supervisors, co-workers, family members, or the healthcare system seem unhelpful. Caregiving experts with broad expertise and experience focus on the positive aspects of identifying self-defeating attitudes, behaviors, or doubts.
Caregivers who interact with others learn the value of acknowledging imperfect situations and identifying the choices at hand. Unfortunately, while laying out options on paper can feel liberating, presenting difficult or unpopular caregiving decisions within the family can be intimidating and feel overwhelming.
As a result, family and professional caregivers remain stuck in unsustainable situations for weeks, months, or years without making progress. Fear of change and the work to be done is troubling for the family caregiver and the care recipient. Wilson helps caregivers break down complex problems into simple steps to move forward.
Positive Interactions Make All a Difference
Just as one negative interaction can drag caregivers down into quicksand, one positive interaction with caregiving experts can raise the spirits.
So if you are looking for caregiving experts that understand where you are and where your care experience might be going, you’re in the right place with Pamela D Wilson.
Wilson offers her caregiving expertise with proven options to receive meaningful advice, emotional and informational support in ways that meet your needs, schedule, preferences for communication, and lifestyle interests:
- Individual counseling on aging consultations by telephone or through virtual appointments
- Check out the caregiving experts videos on Pamela’s YouTube Channel
- Connect with Pamela on her Facebook page
- Join Wilson’s online Facebook caregiver support group, The Caregiving Trap
- Follow Wilson’s caregiving experts posts on Twitter @CaregivingSpeak
- Insights about health, aging, and caregiving are on Wilson’s Instagram and LinkedIn pages
- Subscribe to Wilson’s family caregiver library and receive the caregiving experts monthly newsletter with the latest tips and information
- Follow and listen to The Caring Generation podcasts featuring Wilson and a variety of caregiving experts
- Learn more about speaking and educational opportunities for your group or organization
- Read testimonials about Pamela’s work with family caregivers and speaking activities for groups and organizations
- Check out Pamela’s online courses Taking Care of Aging Parents and How to Get Guardianship of a Parent
- Purchase Pamela’s book – The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes
Meaningful advice for caregivers is on this caregiving experts website, membership page, and related social media channels. Whether you are looking for ways to manage anxiety, support to create a care plan for a loved one or yourself or you want to confirm you’re on the right path, Pamela D Wilson is a devoted and leading expert in the caregiving and fields.
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