Stay at Home: A Course to Help Aging Parents and Aging Adults Stay at Home
How to Help Aging Parents and Aging Adults Stay at Home
As a caregiving expert, I’m frequently asked the question, “How to Help Aging Parents and Aging Adults Stay at Home?” This question comes to me after aging adults and caregivers have tried to do it on their own–and realize that what they are doing isn’t working out the way they hoped.
My course, Stay at Home, is the solution for caregivers and aging adults who are trying to do the right things but don’t know how to make it all work. For details about the course click on this link www.dignityclaritystability.com
Aging adults deserve to be treated with dignity. Caregivers and aging adults want clarity about caregiving situations. And most of all we all want stability to avoid unexpected situations and the ups and downs of caregiving situations that can be stressful.
Stay at Home Provides an Individualized Program for Each Course Participant
Participants in Pamela’s Stay at Home course begin by completing an assessment of their individual situation. This allows each participant to set goals for progress throughout the course. Also discussed is a list of things that caregivers do so that a short and a long term plan can be considered. Live webinar interaction with Pamela occurs throughout the course as well as recorded webinars that are instructional and offer a step-by-step system to move through the course.
Don’t know what a webinar is? Click HERE to go to Pamela’s page called, “What Is A Caregiving Webinar.” The course doesn’t require any fancy computer skills or knowledge. The design makes it easy for all who participate to be successful. Three videos on the webinar page illustrate how to sign up, chat, and present during a webinar.
How to Be Proactive and Stay at Home
The program is for aging adults who want to be proactive and stay at home. The program is for family caregivers who want to help loved ones stay at home — and who are eager to learn. The course offers practical steps and solutions that family members can use to help aging parents and aging adults stay at home.
Results from the course happen by working with Pamela. Results come through participation and action. This course isn’t for anyone who wants solutions but isn’t eager to learn and actively participate. Hoping that things will get better without taking action is not the solution to a better caregiving situation.
Act Today to Reduce The Possibility of Expensive and Unaffordable Care Costs
Staying at home is possible. By participating in this course, you will become more informed about how to avoid or delay the need to hire and pay in-home caregivers — by taking a proactive approach to daily activities. You’ll also reduce the possibility of loved ones going to the hospital or having no choice but to move to a care community or nursing home. The early warning signs of health declines and more are shared in the course.
Being proactive and taking early action in caregiving situations–rather than waiting for an emergency to act–gives choice in how and where loved ones live. Don’t wait to take advantage of this course that helps aging parents and aging adults stay at home.
Five Reasons Trying to Stay At Home Can Feel Overwhelming
Here are five reasons that helping aging parents and aging adults stay at home can feel overwhelming:
1 Aging adults want to stay home
2 Aging adults don’t want to ask for help
3 And they don’t want to be a burden to their family or friends
4 Caregivers don’t want to ask for help
5 Caregivers suffer burnout
Why? Because caregivers don’t like to ask for help either. Many caregivers wonder how they can survive caregiving for aging parents.
Just because your family loves you, or because you love an aging parent, doesn’t mean that the skills needed to stay at home exist. Just because aging parents want to stay at home doesn’t mean the family knows everything that it takes to make staying home a reality.
Trying to Stay at Home Doesn’t Have to Be a Struggle
Caregiving stress makes it difficult for caregivers to know what to do and makes it difficult to make the right decisions. Caregiver burnout is a common concern for caregivers that can result in unintentional care neglect and harm for aging parents.
Pamela gives confidence to program participants that staying home is possible. During 20+ years of managing care, Pamela has helped aging adults who found themselves in hospital emergency rooms, nursing homes, care communities, and memory care. She has managed caregivers in 24/7 care situations in private client homes. She has given hope and help to family caregivers.
By working with the healthcare community she learned that not all physicians support care and treatment for aging adults. Many, in fact, are biased against care for aging adults, especially those diagnosed with dementia.
Statements like, “your client is old and has lived a good life (why should we treat?)” were frequently stated. Rarely taking no for an answer, Pamela quickly became a staunch advocate for the wishes of her clients.
Assessing The Current Caregiving Situation to Move Ahead – Questions To Ask Yourself
1 What is your caregiving situation like today and what does the situation look like “in a perfect world?”
The difference between today and a better or perfect situation is the gap to be closed. While it may be difficult to arrive at perfect, it is possible to close the gap to better by knowing the right actions to take.
Imagine how less stressed you would feel if the situation was closer to perfect? You’d have your life back. Time for yourself. Time to spend with your family and friends. The health and well-being of aging parents or a spouse will be more stable without all of the unexpected twists and turns. Without all of the emergency phone calls.
2 How much longer are you willing to be in a “gap” situation before you are willing to take action?
Both caregivers and aging adults experience significant stress and declining emotional and physical health as a result of caregiving. Research proves this to be a fact. Is damaging your health and well-being more important to you than taking a step forward to get help? If you are the caregiver do you want to create a situation where you are the one who needs care?
3 Are you stuck in a comfortable place that makes any change look like too much effort or too much risk?
Are you really more willing to take the chance of something negative happening to you or a loved one instead of moving toward a situation that is more positive? Do you want to feel guilty about what happens because you didn’t make the best decision?
Caregiving stress and feeling overwhelmed makes it difficult to make good decisions. Many caregiving situations turn bad because the caregiver and the aging adult waited too long to act.
4 With what you’re currently doing how long will it take for you to close the gap — and do you even know how to close the gap?
It takes more than love to stay at home and manage care and caregiving relationships. It takes knowing the right things to watch for that result in aging adults leaving their homes. If you want a better caregiving situation that is stable without all of the ups and downs of unexpected situations it’s time to take the next step.
Hoping that your situation will improve won’t result in a better situation unless you do something differently. This course can make a difference in your life.
The 6-week “Stay at Home” program with an additional 4 weeks of support can make all the difference in staying at home and being independent or moving to a care community or a nursing home. In the course, Pamela will help you assess your situation to identify the gap between where you are and where you want to be so that you can stabilize and manage your care situation. This individualized program will help you no matter what your care or caregiving situation.
The Answers Are Here – This Isn’t a Referral Website Site That Hands You Off to Someone Else Hoping You’ll Find the Help You Need – Help Is Here
Many families looking for answers online find caregiving agencies, referral agencies, and middlemen that offer solutions but don’t have the expertise to help. All they do is hand you off to someone who pays them a fee to help and they pressure you to buy whatever it is they are selling — which may not be what you really need.
Pamela D. Wilson is a caregiving expert with 20+ years of experience. You won’t see advertising on this site nor will you be handed off to an agency or service that really can’t help you. Pamela’s programs and courses are based on her professional and personal experience working directly with caregivers and aging adults.
No worries When you take a course your information won’t be sold or shared with anyone else. Your information remains confidential. You have the opportunity to share information or not with others in the online course.
Living in the Caregiving Pressure Cooker
Aging adults deserve care. Caregivers experience burnout and need help. Expert advice can save worry, time, and frustration.
Where will you be one week, one month, one year from now if you don’t get help?
Do you health issues that seem to be getting worse?
Caregiving or needing care can feel like you’re living in a pressure cooker. There are sleepless nights. Decisions that you’d rather not make.
How much longer can you continue this way?
Pamela is the person that caregivers and aging adults have trusted for more than 20 years to solve aging and caregiving issues and to manage care. End doubt, reduce worry and gain confidence by working with someone who has managed care and helped aging adults stay at home.
Pamela’s Stay at Home Program
Stay at Home is a proven step-by-step program developed over 20+ years to help aging parents and aging adults stay at home — instead of moving to a care community or a nursing home.
Discover information that most aging adults and caregivers don’t know — even though they think they know . . .
Detect warning signs and identify conditions that result in serious health declines so you can take action.
Learn to advocate with a healthcare system that views aging adults as disposable and sometimes undeserving of care treatment.
Manage family caregiving relationships, reduce conflict, and avoid feeling like a burden.
Discover what 43% of aging adults have in common that results in major health declines and what you can do plus why hospitals aren’t the best place for aging adults.
What to do when you miss your old life and feel more like caregiver — instead of a husband, wife, son, or daughter
How to manage and plan if you are an elder orphan or a solo ager
Pamela’s “Stay at Home” Program Answers The Question,
“How to Help Aging Parents and Aging adults Stay at Home.”
Don’t Delay – Register Today to “Stay at Home”
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