I am looking for some advice around concern we have for a colleague.
Our dear colleague is in her 70's, and twice been placed on furlough due to the current lack of trade and for her own welfare and safety.
She has no diagnosis around memory loss, however, almost every other day, turns up for her shifts, in her uniform. Her line manager has been extremely patient, sits with her and explains about furlough and that we will contact her when we can offer her work again. She forgets she has been in each time, and sometimes can get quite distressed.
We have suggested she visit her GP, but to no avail. We have spoken in the team about occupational health, but as there is no diagnosis we feel this may not be the right time to go down this route for fear of distressing her further.
She has not become a danger to herself or any other colleagues as yet.
We have an emergency contact for her husband, but again, as there is no diagnosis, we do not wish to intrude or alarm anyone.
Does anyone have any further ideas of how we can approach the issue without causing distress?
Many thanks in advance