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New documentary highlights seniors' care gaps in BC's health care system

Investigation fuels need to address nationwide problems as boomers age.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Hospital Employees' Union have released their first documentary film. The Remaining Light journeys through an often invisible part of Canada's health care system — the community-based services that provide care to seniors as they age and die. The film features the stories of seniors and their families, and explores themes of dignity, preventing illness and social isolation, and keeping health care costs under control as the boomer generation ages.

The Remaining Light is set in British Columbia, where the province's Ombudsperson is carrying out an investigation into a fragmented and underfunded system of seniors' care. But the film's themes and stories will resonate with people across Canada who worry that we are not providing seniors with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Watch the film and learn about how you can help promote a public dialogue about seniors' care.

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The Remaining Light
A film about how we care for seniors:

The Remaining Light from CCPA on Vimeo.

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  The Remaining Light — A CCPA documentary film about how we care for seniors

Posted: March 10, 2011

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