‘Derek’ — a long-term care shrink’s view (McKnight’s LTC News)

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News:


‘Derek’ — a long-term care shrink’s view

I was very pleased when I heard there was a program about a long-term care facility on British television. Finally we’re getting our props — at least overseas.

Derek” is the story of a simple but kind middle-aged man who works in a quiet assisted living home with an assortment of misfits who staff the place. The show is alternatively funny and sad and definitely worth watching, especially to see how our work is portrayed to the public.

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‘Derek’ — a long-term care shrink’s view

More about Ricky Gervais:

Ricky Gervais is not only the star of ‘Derek,’ he also wrote and directed it. Gervais’ past credits include his work on ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras,’ which he co-wrote and co-directed. He had lead roles in both programs. Below, Charlie Rose talks with Ricky Gervais about ‘Derek.’


Ricky Gervais on ‘Charlie Rose’

For more insider info on what it’s like to live and work in a nursing home, read The Savvy Resident’s Guide.

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