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If you are an industry professional, it’s likely that you experience challenging family situations on a daily basis whether you work with older adults, their children, or other family members. Depending on your area of specialty, you may find the below articles beneficial as they examine different facets of relationships and care needs. 


Please share these articles with colleagues and others who might find them helpful.

In this newsletter are 4 articles to share with colleagues and those you serve:

More FREE articles, videos, and podcasts are available on my caregiver support website at The Caring Generation. Please share this website with other caregivers you know who might benefit from a library of information relating to caregiving.

If you are looking for a single source of information about caregiving or have a client who would benefit from the information, my book, The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes is available on Amazon and through major booksellers.


If The Care Navigator has been of assistance to you, we sincerely appreciate other individuals and caregivers you send to us for assistance. We do our best to make sure that your confidence in us is returned. Please email me at [email protected] or call me (303) 810-1816 if you have questions about how The Care Navigator might assist you or those you know.  You may also review our list of Frequently Asked Questions. 


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The Politics of Caregiving: How to Avoid Creating Enemies

By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG
Politics and politicians—why can’t we do without them?  Especially during periods of election when the media spins stories and it’s difficult to know who to trust versus who not to trust. Caregiving situations where multiple family members are involved, presents a similar situation. There are times when it’s difficult to know the good caregiver from the ill-intended caregiver.

How might a caregiver be likened to a politician? What can be done to avoid a caregiver creating enemies with family and service providers who might be involved in care situations? Honestly there are times when even I look at a situation and see it to be purely without reason or a logical thought process. What might a caregiver embroiled in a political battle between family members do to survive?

Click here to read three tips to help caregivers survive political battles and make friends versus creating enemies.


Assisted Living:  Spousal Relationships and Social Challenges

By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG

Couples living together in assisted living communities may presently be a rarity; however the prevalence of couples living in assisted living communities is expected to increase. What challenges do couples experience when moving to and living in an assisted living community?   How might couples with different care needs and personalities live successfully with others in an assisted living community?

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Caregiving Relationships: My Parent is Stubborn

By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG

How many times do we hear adult children say “my parent is stubborn” or “my parent is difficult”?  How often is this really an accurate assessment of the true situation?

Does the definition of a “stubborn parent” arise because a parent may be starting to become less physically or cognitively able and adult children desire to step in and take over without consulting the parent? Many times perceived stubbornness can be resolved by having a discussion about the issue at hand and attempting to understand both sides of the situation.

Each situation is different and depends on whether the parents require the involvement of family for support.

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Professional Guardianship Standards Series Two:  Service Providers, Service Plan Development, and Monitoring 
By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG

Almost anyone can be a professional guardian. Are the results the same from guardian to guardian or is there a difference between professional guardians who commit to implement the standards of membership organizations?  How might wards benefit from guardians whose actions support a higher standard of care and thorough oversight? Here are a few questions to ponder regarding supervising service providers and developing service plans.
  • Is there a difference between a family member guardian and a professional guardian relative to experience that is beneficial to managing service providers?
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The Care Navigator - Frequently Asked Questions (we can help overwhelmed caregivers) 
  • How Do I Decide if Services of The Care Navigator Can Help Me? 

Pamela D. Wilson of The Care Navigator offers a FREE 15 minute phone consultation to allow you to present the details of your situation, to ask questions and to determine if The Care Navigator is able to provide support that is a good fit for your situation. The Care Navigator offers as little or as much support as desired ranging from a one hour in office consultation to the services of care navigation, care advocacy, care oversight and care coordination, assessments and service as a guardian, power of attorney or personal representative. We tailor our services to meet your needs.

  • What If I Don't know the Questions I Should Ask?

The fact that you are asking this question proves that you are aware of the benefits of asking the right questions and the importance of this aspect in arriving at a positive outcome. During the FREE 15 minute phone consultation and throughout our work with you, you will be asked questions to help you understand the complexities of situations so that you become more educated and informed and better able to advocate for your situation.

  • What is Care Navigation?

Care navigation is a process of identifying needs and providing options, solutions and supports for managing aspects of daily life when health concerns or a health diagnoses necessitates a need for support due to changes in daily life, routine, physical or cognitive ability. The goal of care navigation is to provide direction, solutions and support to allow individuals and caregivers to make the best decisions for loved ones by avoiding indecision, lost time and potential mistakes.

  • How Do We Decide What Support is Beneficial?
  • What is Care Advocacy? 

Click here to read the all of answers to our most frequently asked questions

Wishing you all the best, 

Pamela D. Wilson
The Care Navigator, The Caring Generation, and author of the book, The Caregiving Trap
[email protected]
(303) 810-1816

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