Elderly Care Project Update / by Tadej Znidarcic

I've now been working on the project about elderly care for some months. Whenever time permits I make a visit to one of the locations - in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York City. It's been a great experience to follow the lives of these extraordinary elders who each has to cope with various ailments. Their spirits are high and we spend a lot of time just talking. Photographically speaking, most of the time there is not much 'action' and I'm mostly waiting for quiet moments that speak of their experiences. But sometimes, things do happen...

Barry has bandages on his feet changed almost every night at 4.30am.

Barry has bandages on his feet changed almost every night at 4.30am.

Katy shows occupational therapist Stacy how high she can lift her arm.

Katy shows occupational therapist Stacy how high she can lift her arm.

Home care aide Diana chats with Walter while cleaning the floor of his home.

Home care aide Diana chats with Walter while cleaning the floor of his home.