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This Morning viewers left in tears after daughter is reunited with elderly father with dementia


This Morning viewers were left ‘sobbing’ after seeing an elderly father reunited with his daughters after spending seven months in a care home with no visits. 

Jannie Webster, from Bedfordshire, met Alice Beer on the show last week where she revealed she hadn’t seen her father Phil, 82, who has dementia, since March because he’d been living in a care home. 

The pair finally had an emotional reunion on Monday, and Jannie and her sister Julia have since taken their father home, where they will provide him with around the clock care for ‘whatever he has left of his life’. 

Viewers were left in tears at the footage of Phil hugging his daughter’s Julia and Jannie for the first time in seven months, and his carers standing outside the home waving him off. 

Jannie Webster, from Bedfordshire, is pictured kissing her father Phil, 82, on the cheek after being unable to see him for seven months

Jannie Webster, from Bedfordshire, is pictured kissing her father Phil, 82, on the cheek after being unable to see him for seven months 

‘I’ve come here to take Dad back home,’ said Jannie. ‘The family can’t not see Dad, this is no good.

‘We have to take him home so he can be around his family for whatever he has left now. I cannot wait to go see my father and take him home.’ 

Alice Beer was left in tears as Phil walked out the home and was greeted by his daughter Julia, who said: ‘We’ve missed you Dad, we’ve come to take you home.’ 

Speaking of the guard of honour from his carers, Jannie added: ‘They were crying, they did love Dad, he is a character, but we love him more and we had to see him.’  

This Morning viewers were left 'sobbing' after seeing an elderly father reunited with his daughters after spending seven months in a care home with no visits

This Morning viewers were left ‘sobbing’ after seeing an elderly father reunited with his daughters after spending seven months in a care home with no visits

Viewers were left 'sobbing' after seeing the pair reunited, with one saying they hope the family can share many 'treasured moments together' now Phil is at home

Viewers were left ‘sobbing’ after seeing the pair reunited, with one saying they hope the family can share many ‘treasured moments together’ now Phil is at home

Viewers were left ‘sobbing’ after seeing the pair reunited, with one saying they hope the family can share many ‘treasured moments together’ now Phil is at home. 

‘So sad with the gentleman in the care home,’ said one. ‘Glad he’s home with his family. Tear in my eye watching that’.

Another agreed: ‘Obviously I’m sobbing seeing that lady collect her dad from his care home. Must have been so hard for them to make that decision. I hope they get to have many treasured moments together.’ 

‘Omg so happy he got to go home to his family!’ agreed a third. 

Another said: ‘Crying watching @thismorning daughters removing their dad from a care home after seven months of not seeing him. Could not agree more, it’s quality of life over quantity at his age and they shouldn’t be stopped seeing their dad in his final months/years because of COVID-19.’ 

The pair finally had an emotional reunion on Monday, and Jannie and her sister Julia (both pictured with their father) have since taken their father home, where they will provide him with around the clock care

The pair finally had an emotional reunion on Monday, and Jannie and her sister Julia (both pictured with their father) have since taken their father home, where they will provide him with around the clock care

Viewers were left in tears at the footage of Phil hugging his daughter's Julia and Jannie for the first time in seven months, and his carers standing outside the home waving him off

Viewers were left in tears at the footage of Phil hugging his daughter’s Julia and Jannie for the first time in seven months, and his carers standing outside the home waving him off

Jannie says that while it's a 'risk' him being at home, she believes that at the age of 82, it's the 'quality of life not the quantity'

Jannie says that while it’s a ‘risk’ him being at home, she believes that at the age of 82, it’s the ‘quality of life not the quantity’

Jenny and Julia have adapted their home to suit the needs of their father, and says that while it’s a ‘risk’ him being at home, she believes that at the age of 82, it’s the ‘quality of life not the quantity’. 

Explaining how she’s adapted her home, Jenny told: ‘We needed a hospital bed, we needed a frame round the toilet, we’ve made the shower bigger. 

‘Tt’s all set up for dad in there, all he has to do is go from the bed to the chair and with his cup of tea he’ll be fine.’ 

She added: ‘It’s a risk, but it’s a risk i’m prepared to take. Dad is 82 it is now. It’s his quality of life, not the quantity, and he should be around his family for whatever life he has left.’ 

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