October 15, 2015, Lakewood, Colorado
Death changes everything. Some view Pamela D. Wilson’s life as tragic—she lost two siblings, her mother and father, and nearly all aunts, uncles, and grandparents by the time she turned 38. As a long-time caregiving advocate, care navigator, and caregiving educator, Pamela D. Wilson CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG has personally helped thousands of family and professional caregivers.
Her advice for caregivers and care receivers is supported by her life; she has personally navigated through the experiences of many family caregivers and the older adults she serves today. Pamela will be speaking at the annual Denver Senior Law Day event on Saturday October 17th, 2015 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Her topic, Get Smart & Avoid Chaos: Family Discussions and Care Planning.
At Pamela’s presentation, caregivers will learn how to:
- Initiate discussions about sensitive mental and physical health issues
- Acknowledge the challenges caregiving brings to family interactions and relationships
- Identify the components and costs related to planning for care
- Avoid situations of chaos, crises, and the unexpected by making a plan (and a back0up plan)
Her book, The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes, arms caregivers with the knowledge to advocate on behalf of their loved one and provides advice on how the caregiver can maintain a balance between caregiving and everyday life while working through the unexpected challenges of caregiving.
Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA, Certified Senior Advisor specializes in working with family and professional caregivers to navigate healthcare and aging concerns. Wilson, an expert in the field of caregiving, has personally helped thousands of family and professional caregivers since 2000 in her career as an advocate, a care navigator, and an educator. Through her company, The Care Navigator, she is an advocate and service provider in the roles of guardian, power of attorney, care manager, and transition specialist. She was producer and host of The Caring Generation®, from 2009 to 2011, an educational radio program for caregivers on 630 KHOW-AM. In addition to her work at the Care Navigator, Pamela gives back to the community by serving as chairperson of the Community Ethics Committee in Denver, Colorado.
Her new book, The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes, is available through all major bookstores as well as on PamelaDWilson.com. You can find her on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.