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You Might Be a Family Caregiver – The Movie!

You Might Be a Family Caregiver – The Movie!

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Family caregivers too often set aside their own needs while focused on the needs of those under their care. Even worse, as we’ve recently discussed, many family caregivers don’t see themselves as such and thus fail to recognize the need to care for their own needs as well as those of family members.

Our effort to find creative ways to help more family caregivers realize they are filling that role and get the support they need led us to release the “You Might Be a Family Caregiver” podcast feature.

The great feedback we’ve gotten for that podcast feature, which is modeled after one of Jeff Foxworthy”s signature routines, convinced us to take the concept one step further – to the development of a feature film short YouTube video. Yes, that’s right, you get to see us in addition to hear our words (it’s even captioned, in case you want to see our words too)!

Please take a look at the video and let us know what additional items we might have listed. If we get enough, there just might be a sequel!

We hope you’ll share the video with those you know who are family caregivers and may not realize it so they understand their needs are important too.

Looking forward to your feedback!

6 Responses to You Might Be a Family Caregiver – The Movie!

  1. sugick,horace says:

    While trying to take care of a senior in my family,I was wondering if there is some type of monetary help that the county or the government might offer.It seems to be a task and very expensive not being able to be fully employed and staying home to assist…please feel free to respond to the stated inquiry it will be exteremely helpful…

    • Hello Horace and thank you for visiting the site. We hope you find some helpful information you can use as a family caregiver.
      Your question is one that many family caregivers ask and struggle with when providing the care their loved ones need at home. Our seniors often have no assets (or not enough) set aside to provide all the care we need as we age at home. Family members often need to cut back at work or quit altogehter to keep their loved ones safe at home and often use their own resources to assist seniors.
      Unfortunately, home care is not provided by Medicare or Medicaid in the US. If your senior has a long term care insurance policy, some care may be covered. Having some help (although not daily or around the clock) can be provided through community medicaid programs. You should contact your local area on aging to get direction about how to get qualified for this service. Home delivered meals are often also a cost to seniors; you can learn about that from the area on aging also.
      Many are advocating for more assistance as we all try to keep our loved ones aging in place in their own homes as long as possible. There may be some hope in the future as boomers continue to age if we all advocate too!
      Good luck Horace!

  2. I really like this video. If there is a sequel, I think it would be cool to have different caregivers prompt each question. It would also be nice to have different backdrops for each scene. Thanks for sharing truthful caregiver tasks!

    • Kathy Birkett says:

      Thanks Jenn for your comments!

  3. What a great video! It’s hard sometimes to see the humor in caring for aging family members but this video is a nice way of finding the smile inducing moments.

    I hope you don’t mind but I included it in a blog post about National Family Caregivers month at the Fidalgo Films blog. Thanks again for the great video!

    • Barry Birkett says:

      Thank you for the wonderful comment, Valerie. We’re flattered that you would include it in the blog post. Thank you for letting us know!

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