If you have not seen the Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed Panorama documentary on the BBC, be warned. It shows elder abuse and neglect, contains strong language and commentary about these terrible acts in caregiving situations.
I’ve heard and read many comments about this piece, ranging from people thinking it was done to sensationalize the problem to it being done in such a way to just shock people to, “… they shouldn’t show stuff like that on TV.” I’m of the opinion that yes, they should show it on TV, and it was done to shock people and draw attention to the epidemic of elder abuse.
Seriously, folks. This is a global issue. It needs to be brought to the light of day and we need to keep talking about it until we can protect them. It’s ugly, but necessary.
In my opinion, when something is wrong, people should know about it. Especially, when it is their loved ones or neighbors being abused. The Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed video does that. Watching it is a terribly unpleasant experience. I’m thankful to the Panorama team and the BBC for having the courage to tackle it.
Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed video