Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove to officially open RMBI day care service


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Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Brian Fitch to open Barford Court day service

On 20 October 2014, RMBI care home Barford Court will have its day service officially opened by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Brian Fitch.


The opening ceremony will mark the RMBI’s first expansion into offering day care services for older people who enjoy the independence of living in their own home, but could benefit from company and assistance during the day.


Supporting up to 20 people a day, with the option for people to attend morning, afternoon or all-day sessions, the service offers meaningful and flexible support to older people from the local community.


The day service is able to support people with dementia, personal care and some physical disabilities, and is reflective of the needs of the local Brighton & Hove community.


Debra Keeling, Deputy Director of Care at RMBI, said: “We specifically chose to launch RMBI’s first day care service at Barford Court in Hove due to the inherent need for an alternative form of provision of long term care. In our profession we know that the need for health services increases with age, and research highlighted by the 2014 Brighton & Hove City Snapshot showed us that the introduction of a day service here would enable us to better serve the needs of local residents.


“It is estimated that by 2030, around 3,900 people living in Brighton and Hove aged 65 years or more will have a dementia and 3,400 older people are projected to live with depression by 2020. It is through putting the groundwork in place now that we can take steps to prevent such projections, and offering different levels of support allows us to tailor care to individuals’ needs.”


The opening ceremony will take place from 14:00 to 16:00 and will include a tour of the day service and refreshments.


To celebrate the service’s official opening, Barford Court is currently offering a free four-hour taster session to all new visitors.


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