I’d Rather Be Home

Source: Terra Nova Films

Published: unknown


This video follows, over a period of seven years, the case of Norman, an older man repeatedly abused by one of his adult sons. The son lives at home (along with Norman’s wife and other adult son). Since Norman is unwilling to take legal action, the situation seesaws for years with Norman leaving home for short periods of time and then returning, hoping his son will change. Eventually, after a severe beating, Norman ends up in a nursing home, has a mild stroke and is placed under state guardianship.

Link: I’d Rather Be Home

Topics: Caregiving, Cognition/Capacity, Domestic Violence in Later Life, Long-term Care, Physical Abuse

Access: Order (Fee)

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Community, Social Services

Level: Basic, Intermediate