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Life and Death in Assisted Living
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a…
Preventing Elder Abuse: Helping Keep Residents Safe
Elder abuse is a serious problem in America. Recent studies have shown an increase in abuse over the last decade. Each year between one and two million elderly citizens are victims of abuse and neglect in America. It is widely…
Mini Mental Health Assessment - Aged
Conducting a Mini Mental Health Assessment on an aged person and its potential implications.
And Thou Shalt Honor
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
As seen on PBS, And Thou Shalt Honor is the complete two-hour original broadcast, including all of the profiles and interviews. The groundbreaking PBS special And Thou Shalt Honor brings to light the challenges facing today's caregivers. The struggles and…
In Sickness and In Health
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Unexpected illness can strike a family at any time. In this video, three different families share their insights and pain on caring for and living with a major illness. George and Nancy Mairs circular care for one another has seen…
A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Overview: The consequences of America's surge in its aging population are profound. More than half of those over age 65 report at least one disability. Three-quarters of those over age 80 have at least one chronic condition such as arthritis…
Alzheimer's Disease Level 1 : Is it Delirium or Dementia?
Explores several successful methods for dealing with residents who have altered mental status. These methods will make your job easier, even rewarding, and calm the concerns of the family members.
Beloved Strangers
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Four million people in America now suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and with the aging of the Boomers, the prevalence of Alzheimer's is expected to double within the next decade. Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is one of the most difficult…
Respite Care - Caring for the Caregiver
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Without scheduled respite, caregivers run the risk of burnout, exhaustion or other stress-related illness, thus endangering the very person they are caring for. Caregiver support groups, retreats, adult day care and anger management groups are just some of the tools…
Supporting Derek - Providing Care for Those with Learning Difficulties or Dementia
Supporting Derek is aimed at those supporting people with learning difficulties who have or who may develop dementia. Produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, it will assist people in providing high quality, individual…
Nine To Ninety - The Love Story of Phyllis and Joe Sabati
Nine To Ninety is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, where they relish time with their young granddaughter Jacqueline. But as the family…
2 videos
"Bob, I'm Really Busy" - The Impact of Impersonal Care on the Well-Being of Persons Living with Dementia
Through five short trigger scenarios involving assistance for a person living with dementia, this DVD presents care situations that will open up discussion on how best to provide resident-specific support and assistance. Each brief scenario is designed to demonstrate the…
The Aging Game
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Helping medical students prepare for careers in the field of gerontology, Dr. Jim Pacala, Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, introduces these eager clinicians to the world of their patients. In The Aging Game , the students become…
More than Words: Successful Ways to Care and Communicate with Persons Who Have Dementia
In the same vein as the best-selling title, Choice and Challenge: Caring for Aggressive Older Adults Across Levels of Care, this new culture-changing video demonstrates (though real interactions) how person-centered care and knowledge of the resident can reduce dementia-related episodes,…
Elder Care Training Series
A short series on how to properly care for elderly patients. Each video touches on different aspects of care and the best practices for each. Clip #1: "Safe Transfers" - Clip #2: "Pressure Ulcer Identification & Prevention" - Clip #3:…
3 videos
A Thousand Tomorrows: Intimacy, Sexuality, and Alzheimer's
One of the major changes that Alzheimer's disease brings to a spousal relationship is how it affects intimacy and sexuality. Through candid interviews with spouse caregivers and where possible, the spouse who has Alzheimer's, this video explores issues such as:…
How the Body Ages
Series Overview: In the 21st century, people are living longer, healthier lives. Even though aging is a natural process which often entails physical or mental degeneration, older adults, like people of any age, can strive for maximum quality of life.…
3 videos
Getting Around - Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
With host Jerry Mathers, the star of the original Leave It to Beaver TV series, Getting Around - Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive tackles the challenge of developing mobility options and helping older, at-risk drivers plan for and…
Voices from the Trenches
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
This program examines the relationship between Certified Nursing Assistants and those they care for at home and in care facilities. These foot soldiers of caregiving don't mince words in their descriptions of caregiving. Underpaid, over worked and under appreciated, nursing…
Every American’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Thanks to innovations in health and science, human beings now live longer than ever before. But at what cost? Without advanced planning, the expenses of long-term care can be overwhelming. Phyllis Shelton, a leading authority in long-term care insurance, explains…