ELDER ABUSE DOCUMENTARIES
"BBC PANORAMA-ELDERLY CARE UNDERCOVER"Produced by: BBC.
"Panorama reveals the appalling treatment of an elderly care home resident with dementia, captured on film after a concerned relative hid a secret camera. The abuse in a care home passed as 'excellent' by the national regulator, the Care Quality Commission has led to five care workers being sacked, with one pleading guilty to assault. It was recorded by a secret camera placed in the elderly woman's bedroom by her daughter, who speaks for the first time about what happened. Fiona Phillips, whose parents suffered from dementia and whose mother died in a care home, investigates whether the regulator and care home provider did enough to prevent such abuse and asks whether the system of elderly care itself can be trusted."-bbc.co.uk
"SAVING OUR PARENTS"Produced by: Jeff MacIntyre, Debby Bitticks, Ken Bitticks, Lynn Benson, Dorothy Breininger.
Hosted by: Ed Asner.
"Professionals, experts and 'victims' share life-saving knowledge and inspirational insights with candor, their heartfelt message guiding us, our parents and our loved ones safely into the golden years."
In addition to a daughter discovering that her father had been abused to death in a nursing home, the documentary also features other cases of abuse involving predatory caregivers, conservators and scams that prey on the elderly. Discussions with professionals, such as law enforcement, elder abuse attorneys, and public health officials along with victims are featured.The documentary film 'Saving Our Parents' includes segments on: Predatory Caregivers, Unscrupulous Conservators, Inspiring advice, Fraud and Senior Scams, Elders impacted by Hoarding, Motivational wisdom, Nursing Home Neglect, Long Term Care Solutions, and Intergenerational Care Tips.-savingourparents.com
"AN AGE FOR JUSTICE, CONFRONTING ELDER ABUSE IN AMERICA"Produced by: Elder Justice Now.
The primary focus of producing 'An Age for Justice, Confronting Elder Abuse in America,' was to motivate change in the way elder justice is served in America. The documentary gave a voice to 100 elder abuse survivors in the hopes of having congress pass the Elder Justice Act. The numbers of abused elderly in America are in the millions and elder abuse is largely a hidden issue. The film makers encourage communities to screen the documentary in their communities to raise awareness and dialogue.-elderjusticenow.org
"SECRETS IN AMERICA: THE CRISIS OF ELDER ABUSE"Produced by: Cornerstone Studios.
" 'Secrets in America' started in response to a news conference held in Stanislaus County, California. It was there the Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance announced reported cases of elder abuse were up nearly 50 % over the past 4-5 years. As a result, seed money was solicited from Kaiser Permanente and the Stanislaus Community Foundation to create a half-hour television production on the issue... Essential to the final result of this project has been the generous work of the staff at Cornerstone Studios, who in partnership with Stanislaus County, have helped to bring to life the Secrets in America project." -secretsinamerica.org
"ELDER ABUSE RESPONDERS: STOP ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF ELDERS PROJECT"Produced by: Robyn Braun & Jonathan Lenoch. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. docUWM.
"The S.A.N.E. (Stop Abuse and Neglect of Elders) project is designed to give first hand accounts of the effects of elder abuse and elder fraud. The responders' Story is one in a series of short documentaries that help to identify the various forms of abuse and neglect. The videos in this series were made by students of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and through a collaborative effort with docUWM, Milwaukee County Department on Aging, The Medical College of Wisconsin, The Aging Resource Center of Milwaukee County and The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Wisconsin Consumer Anti-Fraud Fund. Student filmmakers: Robyn Braun & Jonathan Lenoch." -vimeo.com
Find out more about the documentary "Elder Abuse Responders: Stop Abuse and Neglect of Elders Project "
"BREAK THE SILENCE: ELDER ABUSE IN AMERICA"Produced by: Elder Justice Now, Witness.
"There is a silent crisis that effects every community in America: Elder abuse. Each year an estimated 5 million of America’s older adults are beaten, ignored or financially exploited. Yet, as a country, we remain silent about this growing crisis."
"ELDER ABUSE: AMERICA'S GROWING CRIME"Produced by: Films Media Group.
"More than 1.5 million of the elderly suffer at the hands of family members.
A celebrated, aging boxer is held virtual prisoner by his daughter and husband until the police discover him, ill and emaciated in a urine-soaked bed."
source:Films Media Group
"It has been estimated that 1.5 million elder Americans suffer neglect, mistreatment, and even financial exploitation at the hands of their own families. In this program, ABC News correspondents Diane Sawyer and Marti Emerald probe what is quickly becoming the fastest-growing family crime in the U.S. Together they investigate several cases of elder abuse and examine the efforts of crusaders such as the members of the ground-breaking Fiduciary Abuse Specialist Team, a volunteer network of social workers, bankers, lawyers, doctors, and police personnel who seek out evidence of financially abused senior citizens." source:Films Media Group