The Household Model
CareBright Community - The Household Model
Upon carrying out extensive analysis including site visits across Europe, we identified the Dutch ‘household model’ as an enlightened alternative for the care of people living with dementia. This is the first model of its kind in Ireland. The ‘household model’ adopts a person-centred approach, each person retains as much autonomy over his or her wellbeing as possible.
CareBright is a village community where residents genuinely feel at home. They enjoy autonomy over their daily lives, retaining dignity and self-respect.
Many people living with dementia despite being physically well, cannot live in their own homes. The CareBright community has three bungalows, each containing six private living spaces and each space staffed in accordance with the needs of the residents in that house.
A sensory garden with outdoor seating leads onto an animal sanctuary, with ‘boithrin’ style walks for residents. CareBright is a village community where residents genuinely feel at home. They have autonomy over their daily lives, retaining dignity and self-respect because they continue to make decisions.
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. The over-arching aim being to ensure that people can grow old and live well in a community of their choosing, with dignity and independence. The Community Hub, which has a cafe, sensory room, spa, hairdressing salon and arts room provides vital support to the residents and the wider community.