This documentary film 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 related to dignity, preventing illness and social isolation, and keeping health care costs under control as the boomer generation ages.
The Remaining Light is set in BC, where the province's Ombudsperson recently carried 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 treating seniors with the dignity and respect they deserve.
The Remaining Light is presented by the CCPA and the Hospital Employees' Union.