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Ageing Well series from Bright Care

Ageing Well

Ageing Well While we all know that ageing is inevitable, many scientists, professors and doctors are exploring what steps we can take to minimise the effects of ageing on our physical and mental health. Unsurprisingly, obesity, activity levels, lifestyle choices, quality of sleep, a healthy diet, maintaining social interactions and... Read More
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How to make your space dementia friendly

Dementia is not a consequence of growing old but the risk of having dementia increases with age. Most people affected by dementia are over 65, but there are many people younger than this. Age Uk Dementia care is a huge part of the care services Bright Care provide, so naturally,... Read More
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Paying for care: 5 step how to guide

The prospect of paying for care can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be. Many of us think that all of the costs are covered by the state when paying for care, while others fear having to sell their homes to do so. We have debunked the myths 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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How to prepare for the care of an elderly relative

Prepare for home care for elderly relatives We recently asked the sons and daughters of our elderly clients for their top tips on how to prepare for elderly home care of a relative. What came through clearly was the need to prepare for care needs years in advance. Read more... 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
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A day in the life of a Bright Carer

My name is Yvonne and I am a care worker for Bright Carer, which means I visit my matched clients in the comfort of their own homes. I love my job as no two days are ever the same. I have made great relationships with both my colleagues and clients,... 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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5 common frustrations that families may have in dealing with in-home care providers

1. Poor communication from the office This is always top of the list! Poor or inadequate communications from the office surrounding the care arrangements of a loved one can be hugely frustrating for a family member particularly if they are further away and unable to be more present to assist... Read More
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Should I hire my own private carer?

Hiring someone yourself may give you more choice and control over who cares for you and what tasks they do. However, before going down this road, there is a lot you’ll need to think about. Hiring your own private personal carer immediately turns you into an employer, bringing legal, financial,... Read More