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Days out for your elderly loved one in England

Our guide to finding the right place to take your elderly loved one We've compiled a list of our favourite places close to Cranleigh and Horsham that are accessible to those in their later years or people with mobility issues. Many of the places below are also dementia friendly and... Read More
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Top tools to help older people live happily at home

Sometimes it can be the simplest of tools that can make all the difference We recently asked our companion carers and clients to tell us about the products which have helped those in need of care to live happily and independently at home. Here we detail their top tool and... Read More

How to spot signs of decline in a loved one

There are many small signs of decline which might signal the need for extra help if spotted in an elderly loved one. It is vitally important to take action if you see these signs. Below are a few key things to look for: 1. Daily Tasks Signs of decline in... Read More
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Days out for your elderly loved one in Scotland

Finding the right place to take your elderly loved one doesn't have to be a challenge We've compiled a list of our favourite places in Edinburgh and Glasgow that are accessible to older people or people with mobility issues. Many are also dementia friendly and can offer additional support to... Read More
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Days out for loved ones with dementia: our top tips

The thought of taking an elderly person or a person suffering from dementia doesn't need to be daunting Where should you go? Will they enjoy it? Will there be sufficient facilities? Is the venue accessible? These are all very valid concerns and things that should be considered when planning days... Read More
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A brief guide to good nutrition for elderly people

As we move through the decades of life our nutritional requirements change The degree of change will be driven by lifestyle, nature, genetics and to some extent, luck. The way in which we have lived throughout our lives will also have an impact. Taking these factors into account allows us... Read More

Resources for Carers

Whether you are a professional carer or an unpaid carer looking after a loved one, there is no doubt that it could sometimes be overwhelming trying to find the right information to help you deliver the best possible care. There is a plethora of external resources out there that can... Read More

What it takes to be a Bright Carer

Caring for elderly people requires many natural skills, that are not easily taught at college or at training courses. Empathy, patience, good listening and a cheerful attitude are a few key personality traits that are essential to provide meaningful support to an elderly person and to create a relevant and... Read More
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5 steps to creating happy carers

It's not easy to become a Bright Carer. Our selection, interview and training programmes are rigorous and aim to identify the best of the best; those people that we are genuinely excited to work with on a daily basis. We only hire people who have a great attitude, and are... Read More
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Tips for handling medication needs of a loved one

Looking after the medication needs of another person is a huge responsibility, and can often become quite a complicated tasks. Here are our top tips on successfully assisting someone in handling their medication needs. If in doubt, always ask the pharmacist, GP or call NHS24 on "111" or in an... Read More