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Almost Home

Almost Home follows one couple bonded by their struggle with Alzheimer's and another divided by the challenges of Parkinson's; "sandwich generation" children torn between caring for their parents and managing their own affairs; nursing assistants doing crucial but unsavory work for poverty wages while juggling precarious lives at home; healthy elders who fear the day they may have to move to the dreaded nursing home; and a visionary nursing home director feverishly working to alleviate such fear by transforming his impersonal, regimented hospital-like institution into a warm "home" that promotes autonomy and inspires independence instead of fear.

Series Title: 
Author(s): 
Independent Lens
Format: 
DVD
Publisher: 
Independent Lens
Physical Description: 
80 min.
Publication Year: 
2005
Edition: 
Call Number: 
EN5.L40

About

The Resource Center is a membership library that serves a variety of health professionals, researchers, educators and individuals involved in geriatrics and gerontology research.

Partners

The OGEC Resource Center is part of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC). OGEC is a collaboration between Portland State University's Institute on Aging, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

Office Hours

Winter Break Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
11am - 4pm

506 SW Mill Street
Urban Center
4th Floor, Room 470G

Contact

OGEC Resource Center
Institute on Aging
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

(503) 725-5149

staff@ ogecresourcecenter.org