All of us at The Beeches witnessed a special moment as 5 generations of a local family came together at our care home in Ixworth.
5 generations coming together
Betty Branch (92), resident at The Beeches Residential Care Home was surprised by her daughter, Patricia Frost (72), her granddaughter Maria Merchant (42), her great granddaughter Lauren Merchant (24), and her baby boy Louis who just turned two months old.
Betty’s great granddaughter is very proud of her new baby and requested that the five generations pose for a photo together. This was a unique opportunity for their family.
Betty has been living at The Beeches for two and a half years. She receives specialised dementia care by our excellent care team. Betty has a fading memory and doesn’t remember all of her family. She enjoyed posing for the photo with her family and thought it was a “lovely day”.
Patricia, Betty’s daughter lives locally and visits her often. She said: “I was very proud of our wonderful family. I am glad that mum has found her home at The Beeches. I don’t have to worry about her at all.”
A bit about Betty
Betty has a big tight knit family. She was married for 60 lovely years. She worked at a clothing factory until she retired.
At The Beeches, she enjoys being in the garden and needlework, two hobbies she has always been fond of. Earlier in her life, Betty loved dressmaking and made her daughter’s wedding dress. Additionally, she also loved gardening and was very proud of her garden back home.
Bev Shave, deputy manager at The Beeches said: “It was wonderful to witness five generations coming together at our care home. At The Beeches, we make sure that our residents have the opportunity to bond with their families through person-centred care and support. We make sure that families can rest assured knowing that their older relatives are safe and happy at The Beeches.”
At The Beeches Residential Care Home, we provide personalised care that maintains the dignity and individuality of each person.
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