How your money helps
Every donation to Brendoncare makes a difference to the life of an older person. Here are some examples of Brendoncare putting your money to good use - from physiotherapy to refreshments at a Brendoncare Club meeting, from a customised bed to the hire of a hall.
One club session for an older person - £13
It costs an average of £13 for an older person to attend their weekly club - this includes the hall hire and refreshments.
Physiotherapy session - £30
A one hour session with a qualified member of staff provides a valuable treatment which can add greatly to a resident’s enjoyment of life.
Entertainment - £50
Pays for a ‘making music workshop’ or one hour of entertainment at a Brendoncare club or care home.
Hall hire for a club - £108
Pays for the hire of a local venue for four weekly sessions of a Brendoncare club.
Refreshments for one club for one year - £120
This pays for refreshments for a typical club for a whole year!
There are many specialist pieces of equipment available today which help us greatly to improve the quality of life for our residents.
Wheelchairs - £200
Many residents need access to high quality wheelchairs, offering them freedom and comfort.
Pressure relief cushion - £150
Due to reduced mobility and prolonged periods spent in bed, older people are more prone to pressure sores. These cause huge discomfort and can lead to long term illnesses. This special cushion, incorporating an air-filled alternating-pressure system, helps reduce pressure on sensitive areas and stimulates important capillaries to prevent and alleviate pressure sores.
Orthopaedic chair - £1,000
Ensuring that residents maintain a high degree of mobility is vital for their continued wellbeing. This chair eliminates the potential to slide forward into an uncomfortable position, therefore giving residents added security whilst also maintaining good posture.
Powered profiling bed - £1,200
Through our commitment to increased independence, residents are provided with an electric profiling bed. This allows them to adjust their own position to sleep, read or watch TV at a touch of a button, rather than calling for support. This bed also reduces the risk of back injury to carers and nurses.
Scales - £1,200
Maintaining a constant weight is a key indicator in assessing the health of older people. These scales allow a wheelchair to be pushed directly onto them, therefore ensuring no distress is caused to residents. The scales can also be folded up and transported easily around the home for weekly weighing clinics.
Stand Aid - £1,725
Many older people, who fear falls, limit their activity still further. This robust piece of equipment gives residents the ability to walk unaided, and contributes to improved and increased mobility.
Pressure relief bed - £3,000
Due to reduced mobility and prolonged periods spent in bed, older people are more prone to pressure sores. These cause huge discomfort and can lead to long term illnesses. This special bed, incorporating an air-filled alternating-pressure mattress, helps reduce pressure on sensitive areas and stimulates important capillaries to prevent and alleviate pressure sores.
Electronic bath with hoist - £9,000
Older people can have difficulty in basic activities like bathing. This highly specialist piece of equipment supports residents with minimal risk and discomfort, whilst providing reassurance and retaining dignity. The bath is controlled electronically, and can be raised and lowered so that the carer or nurse does not have to bend excessively. In addition, the bath has an inbuilt hoist and transfer seat, allowing residents to be placed into the seat in their own room, wheeled to the bathroom and lowered directly into the bath.