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Thursday, 21 December 2017

New Brunswick couple sent to different care homes after 73 years

Officials decided the husband needs a higher level of care due to his dementia, therefore separating the elderly couple after 69 years of marriage and 73 years together.

Herbert and Audrey Goodine gave each other a peck on the lips and said goodbye Monday, moments before Herbert was driven to a new care residence about 45 minutes away.

Herbert and Audrey Goodine gave each other a peck on the lips and said goodbye Monday, moments before Herbert was driven to a new care residence about 45 minutes away. 


PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B.—A New Brunswick couple bid a tearful goodbye this week, separated just days before Christmas after 73 years together.
Herbert and Audrey Goodine gave each other a peck on the lips and said goodbye Monday, moments before Herbert was driven to a new care residence about 45 minutes away.
The couple have been married for 69 years, spending the last three years together at the Victoria Villa Special Care Home in Perth-Andover, N.B.
But after a recent assessment of Herbert’s health, officials decided the home could no longer accommodate him because the 91-year-old’s dementia had progressed to a point where he needs a higher level of care.
Dianne Phillips, the couple’s daughter, said she was told last Friday her father would have to move.

By Monday, a van carried him away to another home in Plaster Rock as Audrey stood by the window and watched him go.
“I feel people need to know what a flawed system we have in place. Two words describe it ‘unethical and cruel,’ ” she said in a Facebook post.
“This should never take place to another human again.”

2 comments:

  1. Unbelievably uncaring. Surely there's another way to go.

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  2. a table spoon of coconut oil every day for dementia.

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