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Mother and son together thanks to Scarlett

April 12th 2011

Every day is Mother’s Day for 90-year-old Muriel Garbe after our manager united her with her son under one roof here at Beech Hurst.

Muriel frequently did the 20-mile round trip from her home in Hove to Beech Hurst to visit her son Emil, aged 50, who has been resident here since 2004. That was until her own health began to deteriorate and her visits became less and less frequent.It was a situation that caused both mother and son a lot of sadness.  Then Scarlett stepped in. Knowing that Muriel was in need of nursing care, Scarlett negotiated a place for her at the home and now mother and son can see each other every day and regularly enjoy their time together.

These days it is Emil who does the visiting.  His mum’s poor health prevents her from leaving her room so he takes the short walk to her room to see her every day. It would have been very difficult to have maintained such regular contact had Muriel not moved to Beech Hurst.

“I am just very, very happy she is here. I love being able to see her when I want to,” Emil said.

Scarlett said: “It is wonderful to watch their spirits rise as they spend time together and we are delighted that Beech Hurst has made their dreams come true.”


Enjoying rewarding experiences every day is what life’s all about at Beech Hurst care home in West Sussex. The activities co-ordinator is helped by three activities champions who find out what residents would like to do, then make it happen, whether it’s bowling using the Wii Fit, or exploring the local countryside.

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