Documentary Looking For Women- How Do You Decide How To Care For Your Elderly Parents?

Are you making the agonizing decision of what to do when your parent needs around the clock care? Will it be the nursing home or will they move in with you?

Powderhouse Productions is casting for real women, not actors, for a documentary series that will air on a major television network. We want to hear YOUR STORY.

If you are interested in sharing your experience, please send us the following:

- A BRIEF BIO: Tell us a little about yourself, your family and your parent(s). Explain what caused you to begin looking for alternative care.
- PHOTOS: Of yourself, your parent(s), and even a family photo.
- 3-5 MIN VIDEO: We are not looking for a high quality production. Talk to the camera and tell us your story. Introduce us to yourself and your parent(s). Tell us a little bit about them, their life, and what happened that made you explore the options for constant care. Please explain what emotional effects this has had on you and your family.

Send these items to:

stephaniecarter@powderhouse.net

-or-

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2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

You decide to take care of them for various reasons. For each individual it is a very personal decision. Many factors are weighed. But, in the end it just happens due to life. I take care of both of my parents. I also have a 4 year old, 14 year old, and my husband and I own our own business. You can take the deep end and say"Because they loved me and brought me into this world". You can go with karma"I want for them what I want for myself". Rarely do you get to weigh all those factors in to the decision. It just happens, it falls on your head like poop from a pigeon. One day you are cooking dinner for your family, or at the park with your kids, or in the tub taking a lovely soak. Then the phone rings and your world is upside down. You think of all the reasons, that you are here, after the bath, wet bed, food and handing out meds.

euthanasia!