If you care for the ill or the elderly, watching "In Your Hands" may be the most valuable 13 minutes you will ever spend. A training video to help prevent elder abuse, the scenes it depicts are real, gathered examples from home health care organizations, nursing and long-term health facilities around the country. The psychological insights imparted here to deal with such situations are also real and effective.
When you see "In Your Hands" you will want to talk about it. Here are some suggested issues for discussion:
Definition of quality care
Loss of self-control by the elderly and staff
Helping the elderly maintain their identity and independence
Helping the elderly to be physically and emotionally comfortable
The impact of racial and religious differences on ability to provide
Methods for achieving optimum care
Narrated by Dr. Robert N. Butler, President and CEO of the International Longevity Center – USA. Produced by New York Foundation for Senior Citizens with the support of Con Edison, NYNEX and The New York State Office for the Aging.
Silver Award WorldFest Houston 1996 "In Your Hands" Film & Video Awards Medical / Treatments / Procedures
Bronze Award Mature Media 1996 National Awards Honoring the Best In Advertising, Marketing & Educational Materials for Older Adults Presented to: New York Foundation for Senior Citizens For: In Your Hands Division: Media Category: Video Tape