Beneavin Lodge Nursing Home
Telephone: (01) 864 8577
The staff at Beneavin Lodge are all registered nurses or trained care assistants and offer person centred care to all of our residents.
Led by the Social Care Leaders all Beneavin Lodge staff create a natural person centred approach to activities throughout the day for all our residents.
We understand that our residents bring with them their individual interests and hobbies and our social care leaders will support residents in every possible way to residents wishing to maintain their interests or to develop new ones. We all enjoy reminiscing with the residents and families and encourage families to share wonderful nougats of information about the lives of their loved ones with us so we can engage meaningfully with residents living with or without a dementia.
At Beneavin Lodge we also have a flexible schedule of organised activities including baking, games, gardening, visits from external musicians and entertainers and plenty of trips to local attractions and amenities.
Beneavin Lodge is a purpose built 68 bed nursing home in Glasnevin, North Dublin, built around a courtyard garden. We are positioned on Beneavin Road, off Glasnevin Ave next door to our sister nursing home in Dublin Beneavin House in the comforts of a residential area.
The first floor (Iona) is divided into two separate areas; Iona Green and Iona Park which both contain two living cum dining areas complete with old style kitchenettes. The majority of residents living on Iona are living with a dementia and the four lounges are designed environmentally to match the different stages of the journey of dementia experienced by residents. The corridors and walls are designed to stimulate and facilitate meaningfully engagement with the residents living in Iona.
Care Options Available
Dementia Care: The team at Beneavin Lodge worked with Dementia Care Matters for an intensive year long set of programmes on staff awareness and training to successfully achieve a change of dementia care culture from a traditional model to a person centered, feelings based model. In our person centered care culture, care is driven by the wishes and preferences of residents, particularly those living with a dementia rather than being driven by an institutionalised task based approach.
During the change of care culture project the nursing home was substantially reconstructed and professionally designed in keeping with best practice dementia care to establish four distinct homely lounges meeting the needs of residents living with or in one of the four stages that are recognised as occurring during the journey of dementia. There is an abundance of interesting items and ‘stuff’ carefully selected and available in lounges to provide appropriate stimulation for residents and to assist staff to enter and share a residents reality in a comforting and supportive manner. The corridors and walls are colourful, upbeat and stimulating to provide interaction and enjoyment for residents and families walking through them. Residents each have their own traditional style front door to their private space within the home.
The feedback from residents, families, staff and professionals living and working with us is very positive.
Convalescent Care: When we have an appropriate vacancy we offer convalescent care to patients following discharge from hospital after surgery and /or medical episodes who require extra medical, nursing and rehabilitative care before going home. We are approved for a number of private healthcare providers. Please phone us for further information on convalescence care.
Respite Care: Beneavin Lodge will provide respite care to older persons on a private basis to allow families and carers to take a holiday or break. (This service may be limited in Beneavin Lodge but we may be able to accommodate respite clients in one of our sister homes).
FirstCare Group help all our residents and family understand what is available to them with the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, better known as ‘Fair Deal Funding’. Under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, you will make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State will pay the balance.
This applies whether the nursing home is public, private or voluntary. The Fair Deal Scheme does not apply, however, to Convalescent or Respite care in a nursing home. Applicants for residency in a FirstCare home cannot avail of State funding for a nursing home place prior to receiving approval of their Fair Deal application. For further information on the Fair Deal Funding Scheme and the application process please visit “Our Guide to Fair Deal Funding” or contact the FirstCare Support Office on (01) 2020799.
Where We Are
Beneavin Lodge is located on the north side of Dublin, on Beneavin Road, just off Glasnevin Avenue (extension of Collins Avenue) in Dublin 11. The bus routes that serve Beneavin Lodge are No 9 from the city centre to stop 166, directly outside Beneavin Lodge and No 17a from Kilbarrack to Blanchardstown. Stop 132 is a one minute walk from Beneavin Healthcare Campus.
Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Tel: 01 864 85 77
Fax: 01 864 85 76