Through ISL’s This Is Your Life program, Oak Cottage Senior Living was recently able to honor longtime resident Dr. Christine Nyun-Han, who used to be a physician specializing in geriatrics and internal medicine.
Despite being a retired resident herself, Dr. Nyun-Han loves using her medical skills and bedside manner to support other residents and staff. “Her knowledge and way of communicating are impressive,” said Felipe S. Garcia, senior Vibrant Life® director at Oak Cottage. “She proves that Alzheimer’s disease is not stronger than our passions in life.”
Together with the rest of the staff, Garcia organized a day for Dr. Nyun-Han to relive her time as a practicing doctor. He gathered equipment such as a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope and a doctor’s coat, along with a medical profile of himself, the patient. Dr. Nyun-Han then performed a checkup on him, asking professional questions and ordering work done. Later, she was called into a meeting to present her findings and was honored with flowers, balloons and a card with messages of appreciation.
“This was such an inspirational event for all of us, seeing how wonderfully she was doing while she was in her element again,” Garcia said.