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Read our blog posts below to find out more about Brighterkind, discover what’s going on at our care homes, and read our expert care home advice for residents and relatives.

Thank you to our local communities from all of us at brighterkind 

brighterkind homes say it with flowers and give thanks to their local communities 

On Friday 26th June, brighterkind care homes were set to celebrate their annual national Care Home Open day. Due to safety regulations put in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of residents, the care homes instead thanked their local communities for the support they have received over the last few months in particular, gifting wildflower seeds to those in their local area.

Postcard Pals - Helping to create connections and friendships between our homes

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched a Postcard Pals initiative to encourage local groups to send in pictures and letters to our residents. This proved very popular and residents thoroughly enjoyed receiving post from local school children, scout groups and others in our community.

The Four Seasons Health Care Group have joined with researchers at UCL

brighterkind and The Four Seasons Health Care Group have joined with researchers at UCL, alongside the Department of Health and Social Care, to launch the only major study into the impact of COVID-19 in care homes. Although there are many research studies investigating the impact of COVID-19 in the general population, this is the only one focused on those living and working in care homes.

Book Club - February 2020

Richard and Judy Book Club abuzz for Spring with authors Christy Lefteri and Philippa Gregory

 

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan present a selection of refreshing novels this Spring in their latest Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith. The great line-up of six, must-read picks, are available online and in WHSmith stores across the country.

 

 

 

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Nutrition & Hydration Week 2020 Friday - Fruit Fridays

A fresh, fruity Friday for residents 

Fruit offers many health benefits; it includes fibre, vitamins and minerals, as well as contributing to hydration needs. It can be served in many different forms to offer variety, and in easy-to-eat dishes such as our ‘poached summer berries with vanilla syrup and ice cream’. For residents who enjoy fruit but cannot manage raw pieces, poached pear is an ideal example of a softer alternative.