Mission Monet House. It takes me less than 5 minutes to locate the spot where Epoch’s Assisted Living facility is centrally located in Kondhwa, Pune. I expect a cottage because, well it’s a ‘house’. To my pleasant surprise, I find myself gaping at a high-rise building instead within a secure, posh and gated society.
Sunil Vishwanath and wife Sangeetha EG first registered something amiss with his mother Lakshmi Vishwanath five years ago. She constantly fought with her husband. Their loyal domestic worker noticed contradictory behaviour. But the family wasn’t ready to listen.
Some everyday tasks like meal preparation, shopping or just making conversation are at times challenging for someone suffering from a serious mental illness.
For mental health worker, Nicolette Knighton, a graduate occupational therapist with Broadmeadows Adult Inpatient Unit, being part of her patients’ journey to recovery is the most satisfying part of her job.