Writing a job description or defining the family caregivers’ role in a day-to-day basis is complicated. The task is so intimate that it requires more than good physical condition but most importantly, compassion, patience and love.
This short film posted by the Los Angeles Times titled “Lessons in Caregiving” highlights a woman’s story as she approaches the final days of her life and shows the impact of caregiving on her and her family.
Created by photographer Francine Orr, this video features Evelyn Corsini’s everyday activities in the senior care center and her struggles with old age and several chronic illnesses. It also documents the important role of her caregiver and how she provides her with emotional support and compassion.
This short clip hopes to provide simple life’s lessons as one approaches the end of days and as one performs the task of uplifting the dignity of a person nearing death.
How will you describe the role of family caregivers and the part they play in sick or old people’s dying process? Share with us your thoughts.