Great America HD to Produce a Series on Elder Care and Caregiving Hosted by Hugh Downs

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  • (1888PressRelease) January 30, 2010 - People need the best care possible when it comes to caring for loved ones. This is especially true for seniors, and those in the aging populous. It may be that they need help in home or a new home because they are unable to take care of themselves.

    Great America will be highlighting stories of organizations that are involved in giving aid and care to the senior populous. The Executive Producer said, "The aging population should not be neglected. Companies and organizations are currently striving to offer the best healthcare they can to the elderly, and there are a number of important stories that need to be told about emerging technologies. Those stories will be highlighted on this new series." The senior producer said, "Caring for an aging parent, elderly spouse or close friend presents difficult challenges - especially when a crisis hits and you are suddenly faced with the responsibilities of elder care. There are so many questions people ask out there - What kind of help does your loved one need ... long term elder care? Or, help for only a short time to recover after a hospital stay? Are problems undiagnosed but correctable? If their problems are not correctable, what elder care living arrangements are available for your loved one? What nursing care plans are most appropriate? If they are able to remain in their own home, what kind of elder care services do you arrange? Is assisted living preferred over a nursing home? What challenges does your loved one's condition pose? What is the best way to access community elder care resources? How will you manage it all - and still maintain a life of your own? In this new series we will be offering help to answer these questions and more."

    There are so many topics to cover in a series of this magnitude. Some of them that Great America will be considering are Alzheimer's Disease, assisted living and other living arrangements, Care Managers, community-based programs and services, equipment and personal health care supplies, food and nutrition, home health care and hospice services, independent living, legal issues including patient advocacy and medical conditions, diseases and illnesses.

    About Great America Hugh Downs:
    Great America HD is a series owned by a private studio and production company that creates educational programming for Public Television. The series is distributed to Public TV through a national distributor and highlights the best and most compelling educational stories. Each segment is hosted by America's most well-known anchor, Mr. Hugh Downs. For more information visit or call (561) 305-1279.

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