Brookfield Care Centre is located on the outskirts of the beautiful Leamlara Village in scenic surroundings. Our Home is set in a mature five acres of landscaped gardens. Carrigtwohill Village and Middleton Town are a little over 5 minutes’ drive from us and we have the beautiful coastline of East Cork with its many stunning beaches, Fota Wildlife Park and Cobh Heritage Centre just a stone’s throw away for outings. Our Home offers the perfect environment for relaxed and comfortable living.

Most of our residents are local to the Cork area, which fosters a lovely sense of familiarity. This makes for a lovely 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 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.

Our team are dedicated to the care and wellbeing of each of our residents. We have a strong focus on education for our staff to ensure that we are always offering the highest standard of care to our residents. In Brookfield Care Centre we are all a team, staff and residents, we listen to each other and are constantly learning from one another. This enables us to always offer the best care and lifestyle to our residents.


We like to encourage visitors and family in Brookfield Care Centre and we always do our best to have maximum accessibility for all. As part of this we offer free onsite parking. Please speak to a member of our team if you would like to find out more information about our visiting.

Paula Doran– Accounts


Paula looks after the administrative and financial aspect of all admissions to Brookfield Care Centre She has over 3 years of experience working within Nursing Homes.

Paula’s background is in Accountancy, always working in industry, including motor trade, hospitality, manufacturing and retail in various locations throughout Ireland.

With an in-depth knowledge of the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Fair Deal), Paula will be delighted to guide you through the admission process and is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding costs and ways to make the transition to full-time care go smoothly.

We understand what a stressful process the Fair Deal application can be and are always happy to offer guidance or advice.

If you are looking to enquire about Brookfield Care Centre, please contact Paula on:
(021) 464 21 12 and select Accounts, or alternatively email Paula at

Donal Cahalane – Director of Nursing


Qualifications: Registered General Nurse. Dip in Healthcare Services Management.

Professional Focus: Registered Nurse with 20+ years Nursing experience and 10 years’ experience in management roles. Donal has experience working in acute hospitals, elderly Care and has managed an acute stroke and rehab unit. He has worked in Cork University Hospital, St Columbas Elderly Care Kilkenny and Whipps Cross Hospital London before joining Brookfield in 2012. Donal worked as ADON in Brookfield for two years before being promoted to DON a role he has fulfilled for the past 7 years in Brookfield Care Centre.


Donal Cahalane
Director of nursing
Brookfield Care Centre
Leamlara, Co Cork

I feel at home and everyone makes me feel special and helped me to settle in at the beginning stage.– Resident Brookfield Care Centre

In Brookfield Care Centre we offer a range of different services to our residents.

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 Brookfield Care Centre. 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 these 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 Brookfield Care Centre. Our food is always delicious and thoughtfully presented.

We pride ourselves on our Activities Programme, which co-ordinate outings and activities for our residents. We have enjoyed Arts & Crafts, Outings, Card Games and Bingo and are looking forward to many more.

Brookfield Care Centre is purpose-built Nursing Home that can accommodate up to 63 residents, set in a tranquil rural area. Our Home is made up of 3 units of 21 beds. Two of these units are for general care whilst our third unit is specifically designed for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care. Our single storey Home contains all single bedrooms and plenty of day space for residents to enjoy. Residents and staff love to overlook our beautifully landscaped gardens. Our gardens are the perfect place to sit and enjoy a refreshing drink on a warm summer’s day. Brookfield Care Centre is a non-smoking facility, both inside the Home and on its grounds.

Some of the features of our Home include:



  • 3 Nurses Station
  • 3 Dining Rooms
  • 4 Day Spaces
  • 2 Treatment Rooms
  • Solarium Day Space
  • Hairdressers
  • Relatives Room
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens

In Brookfield Care Centre, 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 believe that if residents take part in meaningful activities, maintains and develops their personal identity, whilst getting the right help for any health conditions, this can improve and maintain their own wellbeing.

Our team and our residents work together to establish what is important to each resident, their interests, and their beliefs. We ensure that they have the opportunity to make as many choices as possible in their daily lives. We support all residents in making decisions, which helps us build long lasting and trusting relationships.

Our Activity Team facilitates a wide range of group and individual activities, we are always creating new Activities for our residents.

A sample of some of our most popular activities include:

  • Bingo
  • Board Games
  • Gardening
  • Movie Afternoons
  • Baking
  • Flower Arranging
  • Reminiscence Sessions/Discussion Groups
  • Outings
  • Sensory Activities
  • Arts and Crafts projects
  • Seasonal Activities


We individualise each person’s activities programme based on their likes and dislikes and we also cater for residents who would rather enjoy individual activities.

A CareChoice Resident Satisfaction Survey is completed every year. This asks residents their opinions on all areas of life in Brookfield Care Centre. 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.


Brookfield Care Centre was registered with HIQA on the 4th January 2021 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 Brookfield Home. You can click any photo to see larger version.

Contact us at Brookfield

Contact Details


Brookfield Care Centre


Co. Cork

T56 YX21


(021) 464 21 12


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