Most of the men and women at the Woodview Nursing Home didn't plan to move there. They became ill,
or broke a hip, and when they recovered, found themselves not living at home anymore. The home
serves a rural tobacco and mill region of southern Virginia. Residents, black, white, wealthy, poor,
college educated, illiterate, suddenly find themselves roommates. The common experience of being
unable to take care of themselves binds them together. Residents share with producer Linda Mack their
thoughts about surviving loss, learning to forgive, preparing for death and reconciling the past.
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Nursing Care: Race Matters
Studies show that minorities are at a greater risk of not getting proper medical care compared to their caucasian counterparts.
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