Caregivers for seniors have many varied background but tonight's PBS programming focuses on women who make America and as the majority of senior caregivers are women (both professional and family caregivers). Usually the oldest daughter in a family takes the role as caregiver and definitely the majority of professional senior caregivers are women. Men are welcome, definitely, but in honor of the reality, we wanted to promote Makers: Women Who Make America airing on PBS at 7 p.m. tonight.
Lilly Ledbetter paved the way for equal pay for women which all professional senior caregivers can appreciate and Maria Shriver's foundation has highlighted Alzheimer's disease and promoted more research dollars to be devoted to finding a cure for Alzheimer's. Cancer survivor and entrepreneur Diem Brown is also profiled - she started MedGift to allow those with illnesses to receive what they really need from friends and families. MedGift works just like a baby or bridal gift registry and makes it a little more seamless to give and receive for those who are struggling with the challenges of illness.
Tune in to PBS tonight for inspiring stories and to learn a little history about female innovators in the U.S.A. You may also view the Maker's videos on the documentary website.