Are You the Primary Caregiver for Elderly Parents?

by Kathleen on June 19, 2012

The following is taken directly from the OWN website:
https://www.oprah.com/ownshow/plug_form.html?plug_id=9011902

More and more Americans are faced with the difficult task of providing financial and personal support to ailing loved ones and many are bringing them into their homes for personal and financial reasons. Caring for elderly parents can be an enriching experience, but also emotionally, financially, and physically taxing.

  • WILL YOU BE MOVING YOUR ELDERLY PARENT(S) INTO YOUR HOME BETWEEN JULY 1st and AUG 1st 2012?
  • OR ARE YOU CURRENTLY CARING FOR YOUR PARENT(S) FULL TIME IN YOUR HOME?
  • DOES YOUR PARENT HAVE DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S?
  • IS IT DIFFICULT TO JUGGLE A CAREER, FAMILY AND THE NEEDS OF YOUR AGING PARENT(S)?
  • DID YOU GIVE UP A JOB OR CAREER TO CARE FOR YOUR PARENT(S)?

If selected, our small crew would travel to your location for approximately 2-3 days filming “day in the life” footage. We would talk through potential filming to ensure everyone is comfortable and has their questions answered. If requested, we can refrain from using last names and locations for privacy concerns

Serious inquiries only. No compensation. Must be American and reside in USA. 

Please provide the following information:

  1. Full Name:
  2. Age:
  3. City and State of Residence:
  4. Do your aging parents live with you or do you live with them:
  5. How long have you been caring for your aging parents:
  6. What is the health and mental condition of your parent(s):
  7. Are you married, have kids of your own:
  8. Do you receive support from other members of the family:
  9. What are the hardest parts of caring for your elderly loved one:
  10. What are the benefits of caring for your elderly loved one:
  11. What emotions do you experience in regards to your role as primary caregiver:
  12. Please send a regular photograph:
  13. Please provide your best contact number and email to communicate:
 Are You the Primary Caregiver for Elderly Parents?

Kathleen Cleary is a Caregiver Coach and Consultant helping Professional Women find the answers they need to continue living their best life while caring for aging parents. As a Certified Senior Advisor, she offers Seniors and their adult children customized plans of care as well as resources and information to help them navigate the challenges of aging.

Skype: kathleen.cleary12

Kathleen@ThrivingInTheMiddle.com

413.822.1280

For a free 20 minute consultation: click here

If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed … or confused and afraid of the journey ahead, I can help! Let’s chat.

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Alisandedarling@gmail.com August 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

Hello Kathleen,
I would love to participate in your research and film.
I have been taking care of my mother for over 11 years in my home.
We live on a small organic farm with livestock in Amherst, Massachusetts.
I also used to do illustration work, painting and teach ecological landscaping and humane livestock management.
The despair I feel is enormous, around my life situation but I also feel hope that if I can just get the right combination of support I could see my mother through the dying process in one piece. It’s just been so long having to give up my privacy, personal space, certain aspects of creative expression, my sleep, my ability to go out,etc. renting rooms to make ends meet.
Thank you for your consideration
Alisande Cunningham. 413-575-7794

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Kathleen August 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Alisande:

This post is actually a couple years old. The film was something that Oprah’s OWN network was putting together. I hope you can gain some useful information here at Thriving in the Middle to help you along as you care for your mother. It’s enormously exhausting, both physically and emotionally, and yet as you know, there are so many blessings within the caregiving experience.
Kathleen

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