The Brendoncare Blog

The Brendoncare blog showcases important stories, information and opinion on topics relating to the lives of older people and our employees from across our organisation.

Our homes, and our organisation as a whole, are a very active place with lots going on across many different departments. To reflect this, we’re publishing regular blogs, with each one kindly written by a mixture of healthcare professionals, volunteers, trustees, community club members and staff to showcase some of the wonderful work they do here at Brendoncare.

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At Brendoncare we love to welcome a variety of furry friends into our homes. We discuss the benefits of animal visits and have a look at cute photos of recent visits in this blog!
Fundraising is a huge part of what we do at Brendoncare and running events are a popular way to raise funds. Hear from three fundraisers who have previously run for us and learn about their experiences in running for Brendoncare.
Care home activities have a vital role to play in the health and wellbeing of residents’ lives at Brendoncare. Our activities team cater for everyone, organising an active calendar of social, lifestyle and physical events to suit all ages and abilities.
One of the biggest considerations when moving into a care home is the cost. It can be challenging trying to understand the different funding options, the different models of care offered and what is included in your fees. We’ve caught up with Rachel McIlroy, Chief Financial Officer here at the Brendoncare Foundation, to answer the most frequently asked questions.
Volunteering in care homes helps provide a community feel and gives residents an opportunity for social interaction. At Brendoncare we recognise the vital work our volunteers do for our homes and community services and Rebecca Spicer, Volunteer and Activity Manager at Brendoncare, shares with us the positive impact of volunteers at Brendoncare homes.
Music is a powerful tool. It has the power to influence our moods, bring back memories and inspire us to dance! At Brendoncare, we recognise the importance of music in dementia care in our homes and community services.
We know that getting the right nutrition is crucial at any age. But what is the right diet for the elderly? We take a look in our latest blog.
Activities in care homes are an important part of what we offer at Brendoncare. We caught up with two of our activity co-ordinators to find out why!
Organising a dementia friendly day out doesn’t have to feel overwhelming! We’ve put together some of our top tips to make it completely achievable.
Moving into a care home is big change, and at Brendoncare we are keen to make the transition as easy as possible using our top 10 tips on making the move.
Are you planning care for a loved one? There are many benefits of residential care to consider when choosing your options. Read about them here.