PBS To Air Documentary on Milwaukee Long-Term Care Community
PBS' "Independent Lens," a weekly documentary program that features independent films, on Tuesday will air "Almost Home," a 90-minute documentary that chronicles one year at St. John's on the Lake, a Milwaukee retirement community -- offering independent living, assisted living and a nursing home -- that has sought to shift from a medical model of care to a social model. The film profiles the director of St. John's, as well as nursing assistants, residents and their family members.
The program Web site will include an interview with filmmakers Lisa Gildehaus and Brad Lichtenstein, an interactive forum for viewers and links to related resources. Check local PBS listings for air times (Gildehaus/Lichtenstein, "Independent Lens," PBS, 1/31).
A video preview of the program is available online in RealPlayer.