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photo I'd Rather Be Home
By James Vanden Bosch

Over a period of seven years, this video follows the case of an elderly man who is being repeatedly abused by one of his adult sons. Since Norman is unwilling to take legal action, the situation remains unresolved, with Norman always hoping that his son's behavior will change. Eventually, after a severe beating, Norman ends up in a nursing home and is placed under state guardianship. Viewers who have used Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies will already be familiar with the opening chapters in Norman's case. I'd Rather Be Home goes on to open up new issues which are central to dealing with elder abuse cases.

30 minutes
© 1997
Purchase $189 DVD
Order No. QA-249
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-961-4

Reviews
"This is such a powerful and effective teaching tool that we decided to structure our curriculum for judges and court staff around it." Lori A. Stiegel, JD, ABA Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly

"Accurately reflects the cycle of violence, and associated tendencies in behaviors." Sandy Weiner, Central Community College

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Elder Abuse: Illuminates both the fear and ambivalence experienced by elderly people who are being abused by family members, and their struggles to find help.

Just to Have a Peaceful Life: This extract of a case originally profiled in Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies is a frightening demonstration of the patterns of dependency and denial that fuel the cycle of elder abuse.

When Help Was There: This powerful video examines the crisis of elder abuse through four ethnically diverse cases of physical, emotional, and financial abuse.

The Way Home: This moving documentary introduces a variety of elders who are trying to find the best possible living situation for themselves or for their loved ones during their "golden years."

A Safer Place: Profiles two elderly adults who were helped by social services agencies to recognize the abusive situations they were living in and seek assistance. A formerly abusive daughter is also interviewed.

Growing Up and Growing Old: Who will care for the estimated 14 million people who will soon need long-term care? How will we pay for it? Meet several caregivers who are struggling daily with the problems of caring for elderly parents or clients.


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