CareBright announce 30 new jobs. Pictured, from left was Collette Ryan, General Manager, Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan and Richard Kennedy, CareBright Chairperson. Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media
CareBright announce 30 new jobs in Bruff, Co. Limerick for Ireland’s first purpose-built community for people living with dementia in Bruff, Co. Limerick. Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan today broke ground on the CareBright
Community at Ardykeohane, Bruff, Co. Limerick. CareBright Community is Ireland’s first purpose-built community for people living with dementia. This project will be situated on a 4 acre site in the heart of Bruff, Co. Limerick and will provide independent living along with a vibrant community for those living with dementia. This €5.5m project is being funded by the Department of Health, J.P. McManus Benevolent Fund and CareBright Limited. It is the biggest investment in Bruff to-date with the creation of 30 jobs.
Welcoming the project, Minister Noonan said that “he was happy to be here to see the development, scale and progression of the project. This project will be first of its kind and I believe it will be used as pilot for others to follow”. The CareBright Community will create a safe, happy and healthy environment for all and will enhance the lives of everyone who experience the community. It will comprise of 18 homes, each of which will have it’s own living room, bedroom, bathroom and private garden. The CareBright Community and Day Care Hub will offer a range of facilities to its 200 plus visitors weekly to include: community cafe, spa and therapy rooms, gym, men’s sheds and gardens for everyone to enjoy.
The CareBright Community will be a person-centered, activity based model of care, similar to the very successful household model being used at Hogewey in Holland. Extensive research on best practice models by CareBright has found that the small scale household model has a greater positive impact on the quality of life for people living with dementia. This model reinforces quality care and support for everyone living in this community. This model reinforces personalized care while positively impacting on each person’s quality of life and overall atmosphere of the community. It will also act as a support system for family members and the wider community.
Speaking at the ceremony, Colette Ryan, General Manager of CareBright said: “I am delighted to see this project come to fruition. It has taken several years to get this project across the line and I believe that this innovative social model will change how we care and support people living with dementia in the community at a local and national level”.
Majella Murphy, Business Development Manager commented: “Currently over 50,000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in Ireland and it is time to re-look at how people are being cared for in the community. It is very important that they have the choice to live independently and have the ability to continue with their daily activities, within a supported community if they so wish”
The CareBright Community is expected to open in August 2017.
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