There are over 400 nursing homes in Ireland offering a range of different care options. Private and voluntary nursing homes across Ireland are tightly regulated by HIQA, and go through the HIQA standards inspections to ensure that all nursing homes in Ireland are providing the highest quality of care and services.

It is estimated that all nursing homes in Ireland care for almost 22,000 persons across local communities, and as the ageing population gets increasingly larger the private and voluntary nursing homes play a vital role for the future to provide appropriate care.

Nursing homes in Ireland are also a crucial employer, providing professional jobs for thousands of healthcare staff across a range of disciplines.

In recent years HIQA and nursing homes across Ireland are placing a particular emphasis on ensuring that they are providing a person centred care approach to dementia care. Good care in nursing homes will aim to approach all residents as an individual. This would mean looking after residents as a person rather than highlighting their illness or the abilities they may have lost.

This means that all teams in care homes would consider the whole person including their individual abilities, qualities, psychological needs, and preferences. This is a formalised shift to ensuring that the care residents receive puts them first as training in dementia care philosophy becomes more person focused, and as it looks to engage with people living with dementia in an encouraging and positive manner.

FirstCare have a number of nursing homes across Ireland including nursing homes in Dublin, and nursing homes in Co Kildare, with the highest standards of care for the frail and elderly. Many of these nursing homes also specialise in care for people living with dementia.

If you would like to find out more, or book a visit, in any of these homes please feel free to contact us. You can also read more about each home by visit Our Nursing Homes section.