A woman with dementia is the first patient in NSW to be treated for dementia after being treated at Hillside Nursing Home
Posted September 04, 2018 06:04:10 A nurse who treated a woman with a dementia said she has “absolutely no doubt” she will live to be 100.
Key points:Renelee O’Brien says she is the second person in NSW with dementia to be taken to Hillside nursing homes, after a nurse from the community came forward to say she had dementiaDr O’Briens daughter, who is also a nurse, was taken there last year and is now the second patient to be admitted to Hills Dr O’Connor, who works as an orthopaedic nurse at Hills, said she had been told to expect to see the man for two years.
“My daughter’s going to be out of here at the end of the year,” she said.
“It’s not just about a hospital bed, it’s about her being able to go to school, go to the shops, go anywhere.”
She’s the first to be in a nursing home for a dementia patient.
“She said it was “absolutely shocking” to see a person with dementia so early in their life and it was heart-wrenching to hear that they had been taken away from her family.”
I am devastated that they have been taken off me and I have no doubt they will live,” Dr O’,Brien said.
She said she was not sure what was going to happen to the man, but said she hoped his care would improve.”
That’s what I’m hoping for, because that’s what the carers here are trying to do,” she added.
Dr OBrien said she would be happy to talk to the other patients to help them understand what happened and help her family deal with the loss.
Topics:health,nursing,health-policy,health,dementia,healthcare-facilities,social-issues,health—diseases-and-disorders,healthestablishment,nsw,australiaFirst posted September 04, 2020 07:48:20Contact Emily McLeodMore stories from Northern Territory