As a last resort, we decided to do an experiment at his home to convince him that he needed help with daily activities.
"In my third month as a medical social worker, I saw an elderly patient who was visually impaired and living with a flatmate in a one-room flat. After his stay at BVH, he insisted on going home although he clearly needed assistance with his daily activities and should have gone to a nursing home. He expected his neighbours, friends and flatmate to take care of him although they couldn't.
As a last resort, we decided to do an experiment at his home to convince him that he needed help with daily activities. We had to resist helping him when he called for help! Finally, he agreed to go to a nursing home. It was a really fulfilling experience for me, helping him to accept the right placement of care."
Lynn Chong Lai Har
Medical Social Worker
Bright Vision Hospital
Tags: Medical Social Worker, Allied Health