Meyrick Rise Care Home uses nature to entertain residents


Brighterkind has put a twist on national Care Home Open day. Residents in Meyrick have been planting wildflower seeds to enhance their outdoor area and attract wildlife.

Due to safety regulations put in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of residents, the care homes instead thanked their local communities for the support they have received over the last few months in particular, gifting wildflower seeds to those in their local area.

More than 54,000 wildflowers were available throughout the care homes across the UK. Families are only allowed to visit in essential circumstances so coffee mornings, video calls to loved ones and enhanced mealtimes to reduce contact.

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Sally Harrison-Exton, Group Head of Product Development, Four Seasons Health Care Group, said, “It’s fair to say the last few months have been pretty difficult for everyone in the UK. We wanted to bring a bit of joy to the communities that have supported us through these unprecedented times; adding some light into what has been quite a dark few months for everyone, by bringing a pot of sunshine into the homes of our friends and neighbours who have shown care and encouragement.




“It is extremely important now more than ever to keep our residents’ spirits high and for them to continue engaging with the team, their fellow residents and where we can their local community – this lovely initiative has helped do just that. We hope that next year we’ll be with of our friends and neighbours from the care homes local areas, to celebrate our Care Home Open Day together and continue to build the community that has supported us so wonderfully.”

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brighterkind has care homes throughout England, Scotland and Jersey that are primarily focused on fee-paying residents. The group has consistently featured in’s ‘Top 20 Most Recommended Care Home Groups by Families and Residents’ and has a world class Net Promoter Score for customer satisfaction. Every brighterkind home features a Magic Moments Club, which provides a vast range of exciting and engaging activities and is open to all residents. In the past 18 months, the group has introduced a new Magic Moments App to help families and residents stay in touch, Slipper Soccer, Clock Cricket and a range of cultural activities including poetry, music and other creative pursuits.



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