The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® supports conversations of care between caregivers and aging adults. Gain insights about health, relationships, navigating healthcare systems, advocacy, money, legal matters, and the importance of self-care so you make the best choices for you and your loved ones.

Episodes

April 9, 2024 15 mins
Patients and caregivers are often faced with making decisions about health diagnoses or treatment recommendations that can have life-effecting consequences. What are the differences between individuals who make good decisions and others who experience decision regret? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips and suggestions to help you work through the decision-making process. 
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How do people handle getting older? Why do some people age so well? What is the secret to aging well? Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares the habits of people who age well. Learn tips to live a better life as you grow older. Whether you are a caregiver or a person with health concerns, it is never too late to embrace positive habits and live a happier life.
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March 12, 2024 16 mins
What caregivers should know about working with doctors extends beyond the basic knowledge of the person who needs care. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares tips to gain insights into the healthcare system that can help caregivers more easily coordinate care for loved ones.
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February 27, 2024 15 mins
Dealing with grief and loss is a lifelong experience that may not be recognized until the loss of an aging parent or family member. Learn how to deal with feelings of grief that result from loss and the self-transformation that can result in a better and stronger you.
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Finding the discipline to move ahead from drama and trauma can be challenging in any stage of caregiving—beginning to end. Caregivers who feel stuck often lack a plan and the motivation to change. Find tips here from caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson.
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Sibling agreements can be critical for the care of elderly parents. Learn how to prevent and manage disagreements when siblings have different personalities and behavioral styles from caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson.
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Learn why managing fears is essential when caring for aging parents who experience ongoing health challenges. Caregiving expert, Pamela D Wilson shares seven tips to help caregivers remain practical and positive when facing some of life's most difficult decisions.
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December 27, 2023 16 mins
Health impacts many aspects of life, including becoming a caregiver or needing care. Learn why self-care is important at all ages. Pamela D Wilson, caregiving expert, shares why attention to physical and mental health throughout life can increase resilience and balance the effects of aging.
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If you are a caregiver, having a better tomorrow means finding a balance between the urgent and routine. Not planning for the care of aging parents can leave caregivers in an ongoing state of crises management. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares caregiver stories and tips to help caregivers stop being emergency responders to the needs of others.
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Being a caregiver is hard work. Learn how to manage increasing family care responsibilities and careers by applying practical skills from the workplace to the tasks of caring for aging parents and loved ones. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares ten practical tips.
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If you are a family caregiver or a person managing health issues, your time may be consumed with ongoing tasks, doctor appointments, treatments, and responding to unexpected challenges. Learn how to manage what life throws at you with five tips to manage emotional ups and downs and gain focus to balance life responsibilities.
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Caregivers often find themselves in a wait-and-see pattern that can last years. Learn how to stop avoiding and start living life. Gain insights about how your environment shapes your thoughts about who you are and what you can accomplish when you focus on your goals.
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Trying to understand Medicare programs can be challenging if you don't understand the long-term financial and health impacts of your choices. If you are a caregiver for an aging parent, an adult enrolling in Medicare, or enrolled and thinking about changing plans, learn how Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement, or Medicare Advantage offers access to medical care and the providers you see.
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October 3, 2023 36 mins
Family caregivers pay a high price when trading time and money to care for loved ones. Learn the risks caregivers face and why creating a care plan is essential for having a life while managing care tasks, building a career, preserving mental and physical health, and minimizing financial losses.
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September 19, 2023 31 mins
When is change good for caregivers? Knowing when you can’t do it anymore is a crossroads moment in caregiving situations. It might be time for a change when caregiving responsibilities limit your potential, damage your self-esteem and your confidence. Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson shares 12 insights and suggestions.
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September 7, 2023 35 mins
Are you a caregiver struggling with the financial aspects of paying for a spouse’s or elderly parent’s care? Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert, offers an explanation of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) and long-term care support services to help caregivers understand the complexities involved for aging parents receiving Medicaid benefits.
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Learn how not to lose sight of what is important. The sacrifices involved in caring for others can result in the loss of relationships and difficulties working with healthcare providers. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson offers insights for caregivers, spouses, and friends concerned about the all-consuming responsibilities of caring for loved ones.
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August 8, 2023 36 mins
Are caregivers brainwashed? Caregivers can focus on fixing or doing things for aging parents or spouses due to societal, cultural, family, or groupthink to the exclusion of their well-being. In this episode, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares insights about how pressures and expectations from others affect the lives of caregivers.
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Being a caregiver is hard. Doing the best you can with the resources and time you have to care for aging parents may never feel like enough. Caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson shares examples of caregiving challenges and offers a resource to help with care and decision-making.
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Learn about the things that don't make sense to caregivers until later in life. Caregiving expert, Pamela Wilson, shares how minor decisions and personal interactions can have major consequences that affect life today and in the future.
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