CareChoice Ballynoe is set in the tranquil and picturesque countryside of County Cork. Our Home is a charming place that offers residents the very best in comfort and professional care. We are located just 2 miles from Ballyvolane and 15 minutes from Cork City. Our Home overlooks the rolling fields of farmland and has all the facilities and services you expect from a safe and exclusive Nursing Home. We are lucky to be surrounded by extensive gardens and beautiful views. We have a gorgeous outdoor courtyard with seating for residents and visitors.

Most of our residents are local to the Cork area, which fosters a lovely sense of community within our Home. We have created a homely environment where everyone feels content and comfortable from the moment they step into our Home.

We know all our residents are individuals, they have families, friends, opinions, and many diverse hobbies. We want our residents to enjoy the things that are important to them and cherish the pieces that make them unique. We like to try to go the extra mile to make our residents comfortable, have fun, get involved and generally enjoy the experience of our Home and yet still feel like they can be exactly as they would in their own homes.

We are a very close-knit team who are dedicated to the care and wellbeing of each of our residents. We treat each resident as if they are our family, we listen to the views of residents and families to ensure we are enhancing the lives of our residents. We believe that learning is a lifelong experience, and we can learn so much from listening to our residents. We have a strong focus on education for our staff, this combined with our constant learning makes sure we’re always offering the highest standard of care for our residents. The most important thing to us is the happiness of our residents and enhancing their experience while they stay with us in CareChoice Ballynoe.

CareChoice Ballynoe is accessible by public transport. There is a bus stop 5/10minutes’ walk away and it is serviced by the 248 (Cork – Glenville). We also have free parking onsite.

We like to encourage visitors and family in CareChoice Ballynoe, and we always do our best to have maximum accessibility for all. Please speak to a member of our team if you would like to find out more information about our visiting.

Deirdre Keane – Senior Administrator


Deirdre is the Senior Administrator/Receptionist in Ballynoe for almost 9 years. She takes great pride in her work and enjoys welcoming new residents and their families to the home. She is the first point of contact for enquiries and will be happy to guide you through the process of admission.

In addition to the important administration duties Deirdre is a link to, and an essential support for, the residents and their family representatives.

If you are looking to enquire about CareChoice Ballynoe, please contact Deirdre on:
(021) 430 05 34, or alternatively email Deirdre at:

Joe Faulkner– Director of Nursing


Qualifications: Registered General Nurse & Registered Psychiatric Nurse. Post Graduate ENB 176 in Operating Theatre Nursing. Module in Palliative Care in Queens University Belfast. Diploma in Nursing management in the College of Surgeon in Dublin.  Positive Behavioural Management from the Callin Institute.

Professional Focus: Joe has almost 40 years nursing experience in a variety of fields but in the last 8 years has worked solely in care of the older adult with Dementia. His focus is on Behaviours that challenge resulting from the Dementia.


Joe Faulker
Director of Nursing
CareChoice Ballynoe


There is no place like home”, but Ballynoe is home to me now. I feel very happy & secure in Ballynoe. Staff are very kind, friendly and helpful to me.– Resident CareChoice Ballynoe

In CareChoice Ballynoe we offer a range of different services to our residents. A sample of some of these services are:

A sample of some of these services are:


General Practitioner


Pharmacy Services

Occupational Therapy

Religious Services


Exercise Sessions

We have a dedicated Head Chef who oversees all meals and snacks in CareChoice Ballynoe. Our Head Chef is specially trained in the IDDSI framework for people living with dysphagia to make sure every meal is one to remember. Supported by our fantastic catering team, our mealtimes are an experience for everyone. We create our monthly menus with our residents and display our menus for all to see. We also cater for special occasions like themed evenings or celebrations in our Home.

To us great food is a necessity when you live in CareChoice Ballynoe. Our food is always delicious and thoughtfully presented.

We pride ourselves on our Activities Programme, which co-ordinate outing and activities for our residents. We have enjoyed Arts & Crafts, visits to Local Places of Interest, Card Games and Bingo and are looking forward to many more.

CareChoice Ballynoe is spread across 2 floors with 4 Corridors all named after locations in Cork City. We can accommodate up to 51 residents. We have the pleasure of overlooking the rolling fields of the County Cork countryside. We have two secure courtyards for residents to be able to enjoy some fresh air and sit out in the sun on summer months. Our gardens are perfect for stroll, to sit and chat with family and friends or get involved in some light gardening if they fancy.

Some of the features of our Home include:



  • Nurses Stations
  • 2 Sitting Rooms
  • Dining Room
  • Treatment Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Assisted Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Snug Area
  • Secure Outdoor Courtyard Area
  • State of the Art Kitchen and laundry facilities

In CareChoice Ballynoe, we are passionate about social activities. Our residents have a committee that meets regularly to discuss topics such activities they would like, places they would like to visit and any other things that interest them. We take on board residents’ feedback and suggestions and continuously update our activities programme to reflect residents wishes.

CareChoice Ballynoe employ a dedicated Activities Team to look after all resident related activities. Our team strive to keep our residents’ hobbies and interests alive so they can continue doing what they love. We like to introduce modern activities to our residents whilst maintaining the classic activities as well. Our main goal is to keep our residents entertained, socially engaged and most importantly happy.

What can you do:

  • Bingo
  • Movie Afternoons
  • Music Club/Sessions
  • Quizzes
  • Pet Therapy
  • Reminiscence Sessions/Discussion Groups
  • Outings
  • Sensory activities including our Magic Table
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Seasonal activities
  • Visits to the Home from local groups and choirs


Some of the Activities we love in CareChoice Ballynoe:

  • The Ballynoe Bar
  • Spa Ballynoe
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Famileo – Weekly gazette for families to keep their relative up to date with events outside of the home
  • Snug Afternoons


Our resident’s involvement in the review and creation of activities always ensures that their voices are heard.

A CareChoice Resident Satisfaction Survey is completed every year. This asks residents their opinions on all areas of life in CareChoice Ballynoe. This feedback is used to make improvements in our Home across all departments. Our Activities team lead this survey and assist residents with completing it if they need some help. We receive invaluable feedback from these surveys and give each resident a platform to have their voices heard on all aspects of living with us.


CareChoice Ballynoe was registered with HIQA on the 20th April 2020 for a 3-year period.

At CareChoice our philosophy places residents at the centre of their own care. Our 24/7 care is individualised and holistically planned in partnership with the resident and family members. This helps us to give residents the best possible quality of life whilst catering for a wide variety of care needs. Our team of NMBI Registered Nurses and QQI accredited Healthcare Assistants are skilled in providing compassionate individualised care for every resident.

We specialise in several different models of care, the type of care that will suit your loved one depends on their individual needs and preferences.

Our Care Includes:

Full-Time Residential Care

Creating your new home

Our residential care provides 24/7 care for a variety of different needs. Residents and family members are consulted at every step, we make sure they are included in planning for their care, activities, and surroundings. This lets us offer people the best possible care for their needs.

Convalescence Care

Bringing you back to health

Our convalescence care can assist with recuperation and recovery after surgery, or serious illness. On average people convalesce with us from two to six weeks, but people can be discharged from care sooner depending on their health status and recovery.

Respite Care

Supporting you by supporting your caregivers

Caregivers at home do wonderful work, and to help them continue they need some support from time to time. Our respite care gives them temporary relief which supports people’s ability to live at home for longer.

End of life CARE

Providing relief and comfort during serious illness

Our End-of-Life Care is holistic and focuses on the prevention and relief of suffering. Generally, we do this by treating pain and other symptoms associated with life-limiting illness. We support families, to help them cope with their loved one’s illness and their own experiences at this time.

Dementia Care

A Safe Space

We provide specialist care for people living with dementia, with a focus on promoting independence. Our staff complete specialised dementia training, which helps them understand the needs of someone living with dementia. This training allows our staff to seamlessly fit into the world of a resident living with dementia, by using evidence-based practise to limit confusion and responsive behaviours. We offer a safe space where residents living with dementia feel comfortable and happy.

Dementia Friendly Design

Meeting Their Needs

All of our Homes offer Dementia Friendly Floors or Units. These areas are specially designed with the needs of a person living with dementia at their core. These include design aspects including brightly coloured murals on walls, bright and colourful signage for amenities and additional safety features. These areas are created to enhance the everyday life of a resident living with dementia, by having their environment compliment their reality.

Below are a collection of photos from our Ballynoe Home. You can click any photo to see larger version.

Contact us at Ballynoe

Contact Details


CareChoice Ballynoe

Whites Cross

Co Cork

T23 VH 39


(021) 430 05 34


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