Gardening can be therapeutic for older people and people living with dementia, says study.
Our fun-loving residents across the brighterkind care homes have been enjoying a good chuckle to celebrate World Laughter Day!
Smoothies – a great way to enjoy your 5 a day!
Strawberries, bananas, custard, oats, peanut butter, mango, ice cream – so many combinations of ingredients can be used to make incredible, nutritious and tasty smoothies.
Residents at brighterkind are taking part in their own Winter Olympic Games while supporting Team GB in their quest for medals in Beijing.
Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones and making special memories that will last a lifetime.
It’s a time for delicious food and drink, music, dancing and exciting festivities.
During the festive season, brighterkind homes will enjoy a busy social calendar, including a whole host of events and activities such as trips out, carol concerts, crafts and parties.
Here, are just a few examples of the types of activities our residents will look forward to in the build up to Christmas this year.
May your Christmas be merry and bright
As part of our Summer of Joy event, residents and team members in our brighterkind care homes are getting creative this summer and showing off their green fingers by making their very own ‘Pocket Gardens’.
Some of our homes paired up with their local garden centres to run competitions to inspire their community to create their very own pocket gardens. Photographs of pocket garden entries will be judged by the residents as well as horticulturalists from the garden centre. The lucky winners will each receive a £200 gift card to be able to continue their creativity.
A breath of fresh air...taking the magic outdoors!
This is the bright life, a quarterly magazine created for anyone considering residential care, who shares a passion for making the most of life as they get older.
In the pages that follow you will find an introduction to brighterkind, one of the best and most innovative residential care home companies in the UK. The magazine provides a whole host of articles and ideas that will be of interest to anyone who is considering their care requirements either now or in the future.
To mark Care Home Open Week, residents and team members at brighterkind care homes across the UK have been showcasing their many hidden talents.
From knitting to singing, painting to baking and everything in between – including making volcanoes erupt – the homes have enjoyed a week of performances, arts and crafts, learning new skills and lots of fun as part of their Magic Moments Club activities programme.
Relax and read our top 10 tips for filling in the Attendance Allowance form
Do you need help with your day-to-day activities? Are you finding it hard to look after yourself? You might be eligible for Attendance Allowance.
However, before we get into how you can best fill in the Attendance Allowance form, let’s have a look at what Attendance Allowance actually is.
What is Attendance Allowance?