Where to Start

Where to start

Father and daughter on sofa

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
Bright Care Manager explaining the care package to the client

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
Bright Carer helping their client to walk

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
Carer and client discussing care company

The advantages of fully managed care services over privately hiring someone

There are many advantages to fully managed care services, like Bright Care to look after your loved ones in their own home, however it will always work out more expensive than hiring someone privately. You can find out more about employing someone directly by reading this article on the topic. Below is... Read More
Elderly person's daughter phoning Bright Care for information

Where do I start looking for elderly care?

When you are looking for elderly care, you first need to ask yourself: Where do I want to be cared for? In-home care (where a Care Assistant comes to your own home) Residential care home A common misunderstanding with care is that when daily tasks become difficult or you or your... Read More
In-home elderly care services from Bright Care

5 common misconceptions and myths about care

1. The common misconception: Care is free, isn't it?  The truth: Care isn’t free.  Most care needs to be paid for by you.  There is some care that is means tested but there is lots of care which is just is not provided by the state, full stop.  Means testing means that, if... Read More
Bright's Care Client's Daughter opening to door to the Bright Carer that just arrived

5 characteristics of a trustworthy care provider

Choosing who you want to provide your care or care for a family member can seem daunting. There are lots of organisations out there all with their own claims and specialities and it’s hard to know who you can trust. Often media scare stories shape us into naturally thinking the... Read More
Bright Care Manager explaining the care package to the client 's daughter at the client's house

12 quality questions to ask when selecting a care provider

Finding the right elder care provider to look after a loved one could sometimes be a time consuming and confusing process. It can be hard to understand what really makes the difference between one care provider and another. However, asking the right questions can easily improve the selection process and,... Read More