Former nurse with dementia perfectly recalls healthcare skills

Former nurse with dementia perfectly recalls healthcare skills

AN 84-YEAR-OLD former nurse has been recalling her healthcare skills at the care home where she worked – despite her advanced dementia.   

June Jennings is now a resident at Holmewood Care Home, where she worked for 25 years as a sister, along with fellow home Barnfield.

Her former duties included caring for the residents and managing the staff, some of whom still work at the two homes, on Barnfield Close, in Chesterfield.

She moved into the home in June 2018, having lived in Grassmoor and Holmewood during her career and eventual retirement.

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