When Pamela D. Wilson was a little girl, she made a list of her life’s goals. Among the goals: Care for old people. Through her company, The Care Navigator she’s doing just that.
The company was born out of necessity. She watched as an elderly, home bound friend struggled when her in-home care services were inadequate, which was compounded by the lack of qualified resources to assist in finding good care. It was then that Pamela knew she needed to do more to provide seniors and their families. The Care Navigator was born to provide education, planning and counseling to help seniors, their families and caregivers maintain stability and dignity and reduce caregiver stress and caregiver overwhelm as they transition through various stages of aging.
The Care Navigator works to provide life management and care coordination services for older adults.
Services provided include:
- Care Assessments
- Care Planning
- Moving Assistance
- Physician Recommendations
- Financial Assistance
- Insurance Assistance
Every client receives an initial 15-minute telephone consultation free in order to establish if The Care Navigator can be or assistance to them. Rates vary based upon the services provided and the level of care needed. It’s important to note that The Care Navigator does not receive funding from any of the facilities or services. It makes each recommendation based upon the individual need of the client.
Additionally, The Care Navigator advocates for families in crisis situations.
In an attempt to lessen the stress associated with moving, the Precious Cargo program helps seniors who are making the transition to a senior care community.. From helping find the perfect community to ensuring valuable mementos are safely moved or stored, the program provides seniors and their families a single point of contact during the entire transition process.
Library of helpful resources
The Care Navigator provides an extensive list of senior care related articles and videos. Visitors have access to free information on elder abuse, money and finances, nutrition, caregiver stress and general caregiving topics and a variety of other topics. Additionally, readers can download, Caregiving: Defining Relationships, Setting Boundaries and Managing Change, a free guidebook for caregivers.
The Care Navigator Blog
A 2012 Best of the Web nominee, The Care Navigator Blog has been providing its readers with an array of senior care information since the end of 2007. Authored by Pamela, she focuses on five key areas including:
- Adults Caring for Themselves
- Children and Caregivers
- Political Trends and Updates
- Tips for Self Advocacy
- Trends and Education
The blog follows the company’s mission and works to provide information to help reduce the stress that often is associated with caregiver overwhelm.