Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA, is an international caregiving subject matter expert, advocate, educator, and speaker. Over twenty years of experience as a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, trustee, the personal representative of the state, and a geriatric care manager serve as Wilson’s platform to educate aging adults and families about available services and care navigation.
Through 1:1 individual eldercare consultations (*see the list below for topics) by telephone and virtual platforms, she offers support for maintaining independence, navigating the healthcare system, managing care needs, financial planning for care costs, advice for the agent under power of attorney, and guardianship appointments, managing challenging family relationships, and other aspects related to successful aging.
Wilson is a caregiving speaker and consultant who designs caregiver education, awareness programs, and courses for corporations and groups. Additionally, she collaborates with national brands and service providers to increase awareness of caregiving and aging issues.
Wilson hosts and produces The Caring Generation® podcast, is the author of the book The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes, and is a social media influencer on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram She encourages caregivers to join her Facebook caregiver support group, The Caregiving Trap, and subscribe to her YouTube channel featuring hundreds of educational videos for aging adults and caregivers.
To learn more about Pamela and topics for eldercare consultations, education, or speaking events visit www.PamelaDWilson.com
*Eldercare Consultation Topics:
- How to talk to loved ones about care needs—those who refuse help, exhibit negative tendencies or apathy
- Discussing health concerns to develop proactive strategies
- Navigating care with the healthcare system, doctors, service providers etc.
- Decisions about hiring in-home care agencies
- Coordinating relationships with multiple care providers
- Managing care needs to minimize or maintain advancing concerns
- The right time to move to a care community: independent, assisted living or memory care or a nursing home
- Evaluating memory loss concerns and planning for care
- Advocating for care when providers disagree, fail to follow through or other concerns exist
- Discussing health insurance, long term care insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid planning
- Financial planning and budgeting for care needs
- Legal planning for care needs (power of attorney, guardianship, living wills, wills, or trusts)
- DNR (do not resuscitate) documents vs. a living will
- End of life care discussions, palliative care, hospice care
- Community services
- Navigating family relationships: spousal caregiving, adult child caregiving, elderly caregivers caring for the elderly
- How to balance the challenges of giving up your life or a job to care for aging parents or a spouse
- Why women and solo agers must be more proactive in planning for care in later life
- The stages of caregiving
- Estimating care costs for a sick spouse faced with a divorce settlement
- Cultural differences or religious beliefs about the duty to care for aging parents
- Abusive care situations, working with Adult Protective Services, self-neglect, mandatory reporting