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It's time for the care sector to start thinking 'technology' smart. Not just for the protection and safeguarding of our most vulnerable but for the professionals who value their reputation as good, conscientious led Care Providers. Our most vulnerable and their carers deserve no less

Jayne Connery
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Care Campaign For The Vulnerable to visit Ireland’s first purpose built Community for people living with dementia

12th February 2019

Care Campaign For The Vulnerable to visit Ireland's first purpose built community for people living with dementia

Jayne Connery Founder of Care Campaign For The Vulnerable will be welcomed to Ireland’s first dementia community. The first purpose built community for people living with dementia in situated in Bruff, County Limerick and specially designed to give people living with dementia peace of mind and keep families at ease.

In Ireland over 55,000 people live with dementia with new cases being diagnosed every day. This area includes a sensory garden, a gym, a spa, salon, cafe, meeting area and will house offices for colleagues.

This new and innovative approach is an option when choosing long term care and will come in under the Fair Deal Approval Scheme. It is beautifully designed for people living with dementia, the Community in Bruff, Co. Limerick has three bungalows, each containing six private rooms and communal living spaces and gardens. The space and design of each bungalow is pivotal in enabling residents to feel a great sense of belonging, comfort and security.

The Community also focuses very strongly on the outdoors. The expansive 4-acre space has a large kitchen garden, sensory and remembrance gardens, outdoor seating areas, bóithrín “little road” style walkways and animal sanctuary. The Community is a lifestyle choice based on a social approach to care. CareBright Community provides a warm supportive environment for people living with dementia.

Jayne said ahead of her visit in March ‘'This has been a long awaited trip. My late father hailed from Kilmallock, the neighbouring town and often spoke with much pride regarding Ireland’s first dementia community in Bruff. I will of course be thrilled to finally get to see it and those who benefit from it and see first hand how the specially designed area enhances the lives of those affected by dementia and their carers and families. I will of course be championing safety monitoring and hopefully engage on this subject. Care Campaign For The Vulnerable is a UK Initiative, however we receive many messages from families and carers from the Republic of Ireland. I’m all too aware the care sector in Ireland doesn’t come without its problems and concerns. I am however really looking forward to my visit and seeing at last Ireland’s first dementia community and the positive effect it has on people living with dementia’’. ’

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It's time for the care sector to start thinking 'technology' smart. Not just for the protection and safeguarding of our most vulnerable but for the professionals who value their reputation as good, conscientious led Care Providers. Our most vulnerable and their carers deserve no less

Jayne Connery, Founder Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

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