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Bruff Dementia facility could act as model for Ireland - Ní Riada

19 September, 2017 - by Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said a purpose-built community for people living with dementia in Limerick could act as a model for dementia care across the country.

The Ireland South MEP was speaking after visiting the new CareBright facility in Bruff which is due to open in November.

“I was absolutely stunned by the level of innovation and detail that has gone into every aspect of the CareBright facility in Bruff,” she said.

“The site, which feels much more like a small village or community than a care home, has managed to find the balance between care and safety while also respecting people's independence and dignity.
“With an aging population, 70,000 people in Ireland living with dementia, and that number set to double in the next 20 years, facilities like this are the future of dementia care. CareBright in Bruff can act as a model for care projects right across the country.

“This is not just a fantastic facility or the people who will live here, but also represents a significant investment in Bruff that will create jobs and commerce.

“There is currently a small funding shortfall so I would urge people to get involved in the funding campaign and to spread awareness of what a marvelous facility this is.

“I'm very grateful to CEO Colette Ryan and Business Development Manager Majella Murphy for showing myself and my colleague Cllr. Seamus Browne around the site.

“Their passion and dedication for the project is inspiring and I was very happy to be able to discuss possible avenues for European funding that we may be able to pursue. I have assured them my door is always open to them and I will do everything I can to help make the November launch date a reality.

“I look forward to visiting them again when this fantastic project is up and running.”

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