Rick Surpin, founder of Cooperative Home Care Associates, talks about some disturbing early experiences that drive his passion for supporting person-centered care. And he describes why it’s so important that care workers are paid well and respected on the job, if they are to provide quality care to frail elders.
Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta, call for a comprehensive caregiving policy in the U.S. Ai-jen is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and she and Sarita co-direct Caring Across Generations.
Laurie Sheridan speaks candidly with warmth and humor, as she describes what it’s like caring 24/7 for her husband, Ira, who has Parkinson’s Disease.
The Shape of Care explores the world of caregiving. In this series, we look at who does the caregiving in the U.S. and why it’s so important. You’ll hear stories of caregivers and the people they care for, and from experts and activists tackling these issues, trying to improve conditions for workers and the care they...
EP4 — Alzheimer’s Disease: Holding onto joy
Laura Barr talks with humor and openness about caring for her wife, Jean, who has Alzheimer’s Disease, from when Jean was diagnosed to when she moved into a dementia facility. We also meet Dr. Adam Burrows, who runs an innovative program designed to support frail elders so they can remain in their own homes.