Caregiving is an inherent aspect of our human existence. Most of us will become caregivers at some point in our lives. And we have been and probably will again become care recipients.
No wonder then, that caregiving is so frequently a subject for high quality motion pictures. Last year’s Amour (now available on cable) is a recent example. And several of this year’s top movies are about caregiving and receiving.
Sherri Snelling, former chairman of the National Alliance for Caregiving, has posted her take on three current Oscar nominated films that “showcase the reality of caregiving in our lives.” See, And the Oscar Goes to…Caregivers, by Sherri Shelling, January 22, 2014. The films are:
Sherri’s article suggests some of the caregiving insights that she thinks can be drawn from each of the films.
None of these movies have been available yet here in small town Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But I am so looking forward to seeing each of them soon.