We recently received this e-mail from our esteemed colleague, Joan Medeiros, who brought to our attention a PBS Special on the challenges that caregivers of the elderly face:
“I am frequently asked by clients about how to care for their elderly family members. I know from personal experience how difficult, emotional, and complicated caring for an elderly parent can be. PBS aired a very good special regarding this issue last Thursday night, but it also available for viewing via their website, which I have listed below. I thought you might have some interest in watching it; please feel free to pass this along to others who may find it helpful.”
– Joan Medeiros, Attorney at Law
Gold River, California
To watch the PBS Special, click here.
Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in addition to balancing work and family, a job most cannot afford to do.
Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? How will the nation adapt to ensure that adequate care can be provided for both the caregivers and for those being cared for?
CARING FOR MOM & DAD, seeks to answer these questions as it explores the emotional, health and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day, and offers solutions and tips to help others embarking on this new future.
SOURCE & PHOTO CREDIT: PBS.ORG