[Editor’s Note: Dr. Thomas is traveling in the U.K. this week visiting and lecturing for the nation’s largest long-term-care agency. We hope to post photos and updates from Dr. Thomas’ tour soon.]
Roger Catlin, TV critic for the Hartford Courant, provides a moving review of PBS’ upcoming special “Caring For Your Parents“:
In a way, each of the stories in the PBS special “Caring for Your Parents” is monumental, with five families in the Providence area attempting to care for the elderly.
Some spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to provide care so elderly parents can stay at home at long as possible. Others juggle jobs and family to try to provide that care themselves. Some have sent parents to a nursing home or assisted care facility when it was clear there wouldn’t be enough assistance at home. Still others are still trying to convince their aging parents that care is actually needed.
Read the full story here.
“Caring for Your Parents” airs Wednesday, April 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS.