Pamela D. Wilson, Caregiving Expert
What is a caregiver expert? Pamela D Wilson is a caregiving expert with personal and professional experience.
Wilson’s twenty-plus year career and experience as a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, personal representative, trustee, care manager, author, speaker radio host, and educator are unique.
Pamela D Wilson Supports Family Caregivers
If you are a family member, you know that there is no greater responsibility than caring for a loved one and having legal responsibility. Wilson’s personal caregiving experience in her family and as a caregiving expert help families manage through situations that feel overwhelming.
The stress of being a spousal or adult child in addition to being a working caregiver trying to do it all results in physical and emotional distress. One in four persons is in the role of helping a family member and expresses concern about being unprepared.
Wilson’s personal experience with the loss of both parents, a brother, and a sister are the basis for the empathy and compassion that she offers to caregivers and care receivers. This personal life experience combined with professional experience since 2000 makes Pamela a rare caregiving expert. Few caregiving experts possess this unparalleled experience.
Caregiving Expertise That Bridges The Gap For Many Industries
Working in the care industry coordinating care for clients means that as a caregiving expert, Pamela was immersed in the healthcare system. She worked with professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, memory care communities, assisted and independent living, insurance providers, home health care, hospice, in-home caregivers, and other providers. These experiences help her educate family caregivers to be advocates for spouses and elderly parents who need care.
In addition to the healthcare system, Pamela was immersed in the legal system through her responsibility as a court-appointed guardian and power of attorney. She remains a member of the Colorado Bar Association elder law section and holds the designation of a certified guardian. She continues to support law firms in on the subject of guardianship, power of attorney, and helping clients navigate care systems.
As a caregiving expert, clients relied on Wilson to review power of attorney and living will documents. While elder law attorneys draft estate planning most are not involved at the time the documents have to be implemented. Legal expertise drafting documents does not transfer to the issues that family caregivers face when managing health care and making care decisions.
Wilson’s work with financial advisors included managing money for her clients specific to distributions to pay for care and planning for extended care costs. Some clients chose to live in their homes with 24-hour care managed by Wilson and her staff. Today she educates financial planners and their clients about care planning.
Caregiver Training and Education
This broad range of experience is a perfect combination for Wilson who develops caregiver training programs. Over the years she has provided education for a wide variety of organizations including social services, healthcare, legal, financial, police, and fire departments–all organizations who work with aging adults–or who want to raise awareness about the role of being a caregiver.
Her work today is focused on developing programs for corporations interested in supporting working caregivers, educating clients, and prospects. Unique programs developed to increase caregiving awareness and provide ongoing caregiver support are the missing link to many employee wellness programs.
Pamela D Wilson is The Caregiving Expert
No one is more experienced or knowledgeable in helping caregivers and care recipients than Pamela Wilson. Pamela is an educator and a professional caregiver. She knows what works and her advice is more than theory, it has been tested in practical application.
—John J. Horan, CMSP/CFSP, Horan & McConaty
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