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The Resource A house divided : elderly abuse, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)

A house divided : elderly abuse, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)

Label
A house divided : elderly abuse
Title
A house divided
Title remainder
elderly abuse
Statement of responsibility
by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through four portraits, A House Divided sheds light on the hidden tragedy of elder abuse. The abuse itself takes many forms, ranging from willful neglect to financial exploitation to physical attack. The families depicted come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. We see one loving niece who is pushed to the threshold of her patience by her aunt's increasingly difficult behavior and failing health. The younger woman finally recognizes her need for outside help to prevent an explosive situation. In another family a frail elderly couple is being financially exploited by their daughter and son-in-law. A painful court battle resolved the conflict. Still another situation involves an elderly Chinese immigrant in San Francisco who was deprived of his social security checks by his wife and adopted son until a community support network came to his assistance. A case of physical abuse by an alcoholic son is complicated by the mother's enduring love for her child. She is finally forced to turn to the judicial system for help. With great sensitivity, A House Divided portrays the emotional complexity of family relationships that can lead to abuse of the elderly. It shows the isolation and helplessness of the victims and the need for understanding and support by those who work with the elderly
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • College
  • Adult
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wright, Lyn
  • National Film Board of Canada
Runtime
36
Series statement
Filmakers library online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Caregivers
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A house divided : elderly abuse, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784910
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 8, 2014)
Control code
ASP1784910/flon
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (36 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209639
  • (OCoLC)867540643
Video recording format
other
Label
A house divided : elderly abuse, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784910
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 8, 2014)
Control code
ASP1784910/flon
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (36 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209639
  • (OCoLC)867540643
Video recording format
other

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