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The Douglas Hospital of Montréal created the Geriatric Home Program with the goal of establishing foster homes for psychogeriatric patients. Forbes Home is one of thirty-eight sponsored by the program. The film focuses on the transfer of Melchior Siwick from the hospital to the home, and his adaptation and gradual rehabilitation with the help of the Forbes, a multidisciplinary follow-up team from the hospital, and the home's other residents. A useful film showing an effective alternative to institutionalization for psychogeriatric patients in particular, and for the mentally and physically disabled in general.

1982, 36 min 28 s