Keeping in Touch
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Keeping In Touch - a Video
Placing a parent, spouse or relative in a nursing home or adult care facility is a challenging and emotionally complicated process. How relatives deal with this transition may well be the most important factor influencing the quality of life of their loved one.
"Keeping In Touch" is an award-winning video produced by the New York State Office for the Aging which illustrates the process of nursing home placement and visitation. It explores the issues involved in the relationships between residents and their families and highlights successful approaches to establishing and maintaining fulfilling relationships.
In five vignettes, family members and administrators talk about challenges they face and suggest ways to meet them. Their candid and honest accounts of their feelings and their insights into the difficulties and rewards of caring for a nursing home resident will inspire caregivers and professionals in the aging field.
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