On March 23rd, the nation gathered for National Reflection Day, a day of awareness organised by Marie Curie to remember those we have lost over the past two years to the coronavirus pandemic, and to support those who have, and continue to grieve.
At Beaumont Manor, we have seen first-hand the distressing effects that COVID-19 has had, and the special moments that have been missed out on as a result. That is why we have made it our ongoing mission to help make our resident's dreams come true.
We recently did this for our resident Annie, who so wished to attend her granddaughter's wedding. To make this happen, all travel arrangements and safety precautions were carried out and Annie was accompanied by one of our carers Rebecca, who came in on her day off especially to have a 1:1 pamper session with Annie, including a bath spa and new hairdo, as well as supporting her in being with her family all day.
Both Annie and Rebecca had a lovely time and it was particularly wonderful for Annie to get dressed up and be reunited with her extended family. It was clear by the smiles on faces that this feeling was mutual among all guests. At Beaumont Manor, we know the importance of our residents keeping connected with their loved ones, and our staff goes to great lengths to facilitate this in a number of ways.
The mother of the bride wrote to us to thank us for aiding in Annie attending the very special day and commented:
'Like many families, we have not all been together with Annie since pre-Covid, and for a woman who is used to her family invading her home Every Sunday evening that's a long time! Thank you so much for all that you and the home have done for us as a family. It just goes to show that Beaumont Manor really can make dreams come true!'
It has been an absolute pleasure to ensure Annie attended her granddaughter's wedding with her extended family, and we very much look forward to helping more of our resident's dreams come true.