Week Long Series on Caring for Our Elderly
All this week, WGBH in Boston is airing a series entitled You Are Not Alone: Caring for Our Elderly. The series is an in-depth look at the issues families must address in caring for their elders. The segments are broadcast both on WGBH TV (Channel 2 locally) and on WGBH Radio (89.7 locally). For those who do not live in the area, or who are unable to tune in at specific times, WGBH has collected this coverage on its website. You can access it here.
The website offers a number of caregiver tips that were sent in by viewers in the weeks leading up to this week’s broadcast. There are many comments on those tips which you may find illuminating. The site has information on finances, communication, dealing with loved ones from a distance, health care and home care. If you want or need more, there is an extensive list of resources, which focus on the Boston area, but which also offer excellent material no matter where the family is located.
WGBH is to be commended for putting together such a multi-faceted presentation which represents input from many, many sources. It truly makes the point, that those of us caring for our elderly are not alone, and we have a lot to teach each other.