Our Focus is on you and your loved ones.
CareBright Community is Ireland’s first purpose built community for people living with dementia located in Bruff, Co. Limerick. Beautifully designed specifically for people living with dementia, the Community has three bungalows, each containing six private living spaces and gardens. The space and design of each is pivotal in enabling residents to feel a great sense of belonging, comfort and security. The Community also focuses very strongly on the outdoors. Our expansive 4-acre space has a large kitchen garden, sensory and remembrance gardens, outdoor seating areas and boithrin “little road” style walkways. The Community is a lifestyle choice based on a social approach. It provides a supportive environment for people living with dementia, ensuring that all can participate in the warmth and support of our community.
At the CareBright Community, we are drawing from the 20 years of experience in supporting people living with dementia in the community. Our open plan household design aims to enhance a positive living experience, whilst promoting independence within a supportive environment.
The decor of each bungalow is designed to assist each resident connect with their memories and live as normally as they would do in their own homes, with the focus always being on the person rather than their illness. Each household in the CareBright Community has a ‘family’ sized household for 6 residents which are bright, comfortable and cosy with a retro styled theme. Each home provides plenty of open communal spaces to relax and enjoy this wonderful environment: spacious living room, dining room, kitchen and utility room along with ‘nook areas’ if you need some quiet time.
The physical environment supports social interaction but also calmness, peace and autonomy for each resident by means of having their own spacious en-suite bedroom into which they can bring items of their own furniture from home should they wish.
At the heart of each household is a large communal area, complete with open plan kitchen which enables residents to engage in normal day to day activities such as assisting in meal planning and preparation, while enjoying the aroma of home cooking and creating memories of the past. This is achieved under the discreet and safe care of specially trained staff.
Each household will have access to a secure sensory garden and patio, enabling easy access to fresh air and the outdoors, allowing residents to move freely inside and out. All our outdoors are dementia friendly environments.
Social Day Living
At the CareBright Community we are now offering a social day care service for people living in the community and also for people living with dementia in the wider community; from gardening to music sessions, art and crafts, exercise and yoga classes. Our café that will be available from breakfast to afternoon tea. We will have dedicated staff who can assist in co-ordinating your day. We have facilities that will provide personal care needs. Our Gym and hair salon will also be available.
While also offering an opportunity to engage with and meet new friends you can do so while getting involved in a wide range of social activities. If you wish to have some alone time to complete the daily crossword or read the newspaper, or walk in our gardens. Your needs are our top priority.
The Yarn Café
At the Yarn Café, food and nutrition are key ingredients to healthy lifestyles. Our vision is to provide nutritious and delicious food on a daily basis in a warm and safe environment. From breakfast to afternoon tea, our menus will feature seasonal, local and organic food where possible. With a strong emphasis on nostalgic décor and the strong aromas coming from the kitchen of freshly baked breads and cakes, evoking memories of times gone by.
Hub Hairdressing Salon
Our community hairdressing salon is available to all living in the community and also for people living with dementia in the wider community. We offer exceptional service at affordable prices. We look forward to seeing you at our salon very soon.
Whatever challenges you and inspires you to stay active, we want to help you find it. Our gym area is ideal for all types and levels of fitness. It is located in the heart of Bruff and is a place where members of our community gather for group activities, social support and fitness classes.
By introducing just a small amount of physical activity, you can greatly enhance your physical and mental wellbeing.