Through care giver eyes this video traces four years following diagnosis of a woman in her 40's with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. The purpose of the video is to allow care givers the opportunity to explore their emotions, encourage discussion and problem solving. Also to sensitize those who support care givers to the feelings, needs and behaviours that may be experienced. The video does not gloss over the raw realities of caring for a totally dependent person and issues such as abuse are raised.
Examines the needs of those requiring care to maximize their quality of life, as well as the needs of those providing the care - be they family, professional or volunteer. It was filmed in the community and in a Long Term Care Facility. Its message is to validate the lives and worth of the disabled, chronically ill and frail elderly and those who care for them.
Looks at issues such as mobility, feeding, dressing, personal care, communication, activities and taking a vacation for a totally disabled adult living at home. The challenges of suction pumps and gastric tubes are faced; Life's joys and beauty are appreciated.
ASPECTS OF HOPE
in three parts, totaling 59 mins. | available in PAL and NTSC format
This is the fourth video in a series about care giving and live with chronic illness, at home. It focuses on the factors influencing the ability to care, cope and continue to see value in life. It shows the emotional and spiritual work that a caregiver must undergo to face life, death, grief and starting over.