No Place Like Home: Long Term Care For the Elderly

With Helen Hayes

Providing home care rather than institutionalized care is often less costly to the public and more desirable for the older person. Experts estimate that one-third of the population now living in nursing homes would not need to be there if alternative services were more widely available.

This documentary shows several alternatives to institutionalizing the elderly. In New York City's Greenwich Village, the local hospital provides a visiting team of doctors, nurses and social workers to care for the frail, elderly at home. In rural Appalachia, training is available for family members to care for their infirm elders. In San Francisco, vans pick up the elderly at their homes and take them to senior centers where they can receive medical and other support services.

In conclusion, Miss Hayes says, "Science has taught us to lengthen life. Now we must learn to make a longer life worth living. Older people deserve choices. For most of us, there's no place like home."

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Alfred I. DuPont Award, Columbia University, 1982
Gabriel Award, 1982


"The film contains so much material that it should be seen more than once." - Hospital and Community Psychiatry
"Recommended viewing for all concerned with the care and well being of the aged." - Landers Film Reviews
"With feeling, narration, good pacing, and musical touches, this informative production raises the possibilities of real change in the care of the elderly population." - Booklist

No Place Like Home: Long Term Care For the Elderly


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