The Academy Awards are this Sunday, April 25th. Nominated for best documentary is The Mole Agent – a moving Chilean film that gives us a rare glimpse of life in a nursing home from a resident’s perspective. The documentary follows an 83-year-old man (“Sergio”) who was hired by a private investigator to go undercover in a nursing home to find potential abuse or neglect. What unfolds is a tender story about ageism, loneliness, and preservation of identity. Social isolation and loneliness were issues in long-term care before the pandemic, which has only amplified this public health concern. The Mole Agent illustrates how even a simple phone call to a loved one can make a meaningful difference.