Did you know that today, we have more parents to care for than children? Eldercare has replaced childcare as a leading healthcare issue.
The groundbreaking PBS series And Thou Shalt Honor brings to light the challenges facing today's caregivers. The struggles and rewards of caregiving are given equal treatment in this incisive and thoughtful series.
Sensitively hosted by Joe Mantegna, the purpose of the program is to promote awareness of the issue, promote awareness of the needs of caregivers and promote discussion of the importance of the issue before it becomes a national crisis. The program is meant to be a lightening rod to rally support, raise awareness, and energize a movement to change the fate of caregivers in this country.
"I...recommend this remarkable...program. It spares us the usual mawkish superficiality of television and provides us with the reality of how our society treats and fails the nation's caregivers and those they care for in about 23 million American households." - Newsday.
"The struggles and rewards of caregiving are given equal treatment in this thoughtful documentary. It celebrates the circle of life." - LA Times.
"Doctors and other health care providers cannot do the work of caregiving, nor do they often or adequately educate caregivers about their critical role in the health care system. That's why And Thou Shalt Honor is such an important contribution to the field of caregiving." - Howard M. Fil lit, M.D., Executive Director o the Institute for the Study of Aging, NYC.