Blainroe Lodge Nursing Home
Telephone: (0404) 600 30
At Blainroe Lodge nursing home we are very proud that all our staff are registered nurses and trained care assistants ensuring the highest standards of person centred care is provided to residents living with or without a dementia. Our staff have all received specialised dementia training and we believe that feelings matter and positive social interaction is essential in the care we provide to our residents.
Led by the Social Care Leader all Blainroe 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 leader 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 Blainroe 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. We really enjoy celebrating and marking important events with our residents throughout the year and love to put our energies into fun theme days.
Blainroe Lodge Nursing Home is a converted hotel offering accommodation to 71 older persons over four floors. We have recently established four expertly designed cosy living cum dining areas including a kitchenette in the home. Three of them are situated on the ground floor and one on the first floor and they provide real home from home comforts.
The living areas are designed and decorated to meet the needs of residents living with or without a dementia or living at a particular stage of the journey of dementia. Situated on the ground floor is also ‘The residents Bar’, snoezelen, activity room, hairdressing salon, oratory, two smoking rooms and a comfortable family room.
We recently reconstructed and remodelled the courtyard garden with raised flower beds and plenty of seating for residents and families to relax in and enjoy the sun or shade. Residents also have the use of the long lawn in the garden to the side of the Home and decking areas which are sunny south east suntraps.
Care Options Available
Long Term Care: Blainroe Lodge provides long term care to the frail elderly and those living with physical challenges. We have also earned a reputation of excellence in providing specialised person centered dementia care.
Dementia Care: The team at Blainroe Lodge have worked with PCHT.ie over the last 6 years and all staff have received training in person centered dementia care. With our person centered dementia care culture, care is driven by the wishes and preferences of residents, particularly those living with dementia rather than being driven by an institutionalised task based model. 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.
Convalescent: We offer convalescence care to patients discharged from hospital following surgery and /or medical episodes and requiring some extra medical, nursing and rehabilitative care before going home. We are approved for a number of private healthcare providers.
Respite Care: Blainroe Lodge also provide respite care to older persons on a private basis or in conjunction with the HSE. This service provides well deserved breaks to family carers caring for older persons in the community.
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
Blainroe Lodge is 3kms outside Wicklow town on the R750 coast road and within easy access to the M/N11 motorway. We are situated directly opposite the entrance to Blainroe Golf Course and within access of Silver Strand Beach.
Manager: Louise Moran
Blainroe, Co Wicklow
Tel:01 660 12 16
Fax: 01 668 59 21