All Documentary Films

Care

Exposing the cracks in the elder care system from the point of view of overworked, underpaid home caregivers and that of elderly clients and their families

Portrait of Care
Director
Director:
Deirdre Fishel
Producer:
Tony Heriza
Production Company
Community Media Productions
Release Date
June 13, 2016

Care follows four dedicated home health aides as they put in long, difficult hours caring for the elderly, while struggling to keep food on their own tables. Their stories are contrasted by those of elders and their families desperate to find affordable, quality home care. The film reveals how the current system is failing all its stakeholders and documents efforts to find solutions that meet the needs of both workers and clients. Care also provides a rarely seen look at caregiving itself, revealing both the challenges and tender beauty of caring for another human being.

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