Cou­ple re­united

Canning Times - - NEWS -

AN el­derly Bent­ley cou­ple who have been mar­ried for 74 years have been re­united fol­low­ing a brief en­forced sep­a­ra­tion.

A COU­PLE mar­ried for 72 years have been re­united at a Bent­ley res­i­den­tial care fa­cil­ity af­ter a brief en­forced sep­a­ra­tion.

Beryl (93) and Ian Os­borne (94) have re­turned to liv­ing to­gether just a few hun­dred me­tres from the unit they shared for more than 24 years.

Mrs Os­borne had been the main carer for her hus­band, who lives with de­men­tia, in their in­de­pen­dent liv­ing unit at SwanCare Bent­ley Park with as­sis­tance.

Un­for­tu­nately, a re­cent fall meant Mrs Os­borne was un­able to live in­de­pen­dently and care for her hus­band.

While Mrs Os­borne was re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal, her hus­band was placed in respite care and the pair missed each other ter­ri­bly.

For­tu­nately, the cou­ple have now been re­united in a dou­ble room at an aged care fa­cil­ity near their old unit.

Their son Alan said he was de­lighted his par­ents would be able to con­tinue to live to­gether.

“When I would pick Dad up to visit Mum in hos­pi­tal, he would have all his be­long­ings packed ready to go home,” he said.

“We were con­cerned at the thought of not find­ing them a place to­gether with the care they need, but we are de­lighted with re­sult.”

Back to­gether: Ian and Beryl Os­borne at SwanCare Bent­ley Park.

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