Today I went to Ren Ci Community Hospital* to visit a cousin who was transferred there from Tan Tock Seng for rehab therapy. She fell in the bathroom and had a fractured wrist. She had swollen feet because of arthritis. but thank God there's no more swelling.
*Ren Ci Hospital is like an old folks home for sick elderly.
When I was there, I witness an elderly lady refusing to be discharged. Heard from cousin that she's got dementia. Every time one of the nurses (btw, there were 6 nurses trying to convince her to sit on the wheelchair) tries to help her, she will should "mai!!" (means don't want).
It was somewhat a little hilarious to see her in action because she's so feisty.
But while I was there, I saw many other patients lying on their beds, not moving. Perhaps tired while recovering from their illness.
I had mixed feelings. I felt sad for the patients there. Some of them have been staying there for a while. And most of them have dementia. While I'm sad that most of them don't know what is going on around them, they at least have a lot of nurses and helpers to help them. But I'm glad the place is clean and spacious and they have a lot of helpers and nurses there.