Caring for Mom and Dad debuts tomorrow, May 8 on public television. The multi-part series focuses on how adult children are adjusting to their lives as caregivers for their aging parents, and is narrated by Meryl Streep. The website provides this description of the program:
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 (premiering May 2015 on PBS, check local listings), 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.
Learn more about the program and check the schedule in your area here.