CareChoice Clonakilty is located in the beautiful town of Clonakilty in West Cork. Our Home was built in 2002 on four acres of land and is a modern purpose-built Nursing Home nestled in the gorgeous West Cork countryside.
Most of our residents are local to the Clonakilty area, which fosters a lovely sense of community within our Home. Clonakilty town has a heavy focus on community spirit and a lot of our residents would know our staff and visitors before they arrive in CareChoice Clonakilty. This creates a lovely atmosphere where everyone feels at home 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.
Our focus is on the care and wellbeing of each of our residents. We believe in continuous education and training for our staff to ensure that we are always offering the highest standard of care to our residents. In CareChoice Clonakilty we are all family, who respect each other’s values and views and we are constantly learning from one another. This allows us to offer the best care and lifestyle to our residents.
CareChoice Clonakilty is accessible by public transport. There is a bus stop 20 minutes’ walk away and it is serviced by the 237 (Cork to Skibbereen). We also have free parking onsite.
We like to encourage visitors and family in CareChoice Clonakilty, 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.
Annette Griffin – Senior Administrator
Annette worked in the Department of Social Welfare as a Clerical Officer, before training as a Computer Programmer in the Department of Posts & Telegraphs. Annette took time out to raise her family and returned to work in Golden Meadows Nursing Home as a Healthcare Assistant for 4 years. She took up the position of Administrator when CareChoice took over the company in 2008.
Annette has 13 years of experience in supporting residents and their families. Should you require any support or wish to learn more about the transition from home to residential care, please contact Annette by phone at (023) 883 6300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Haley – Director of Nursing
Qualifications: Registered General Nurse, Manual Handling and People Moving and Handling Instructor, Train the Trainer QQI level 6, Supervisory Management QQI level 6, MAPA Instructor CPI Pro Qual level 4.
Professional Focus: Compassionate and dedicated Registered Nurse with 30 years of experience in the NHS and private sector in Ireland. Having started my career in the A/E department in both South Wales and Saudi Arabia, I went onto become a nurse advisor with the Royal College of Nursing. Seeing a lack of clinical support in the community and an ever-increasing bed crisis within the hospital setting, I became involved in the establishment of the Out of Hours Rapid Response Team within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. A move to Ireland in 2009 introduced me to care of the older person, within the CareChoice group. Through my time, I have had a pivotal role in creating the vision and culture of the company, to empower staff to support older people, to continue to exercise independence. I aim to bring forth, highly regarded skills in providing optimum resident care and carrying out all treatment protocols with sensitivity and precision.
Director of Nursing
CareChoice Clonakilty has been a home away from home for my mother, We are very happy with the care she is receiving. The staff are excellent at their jobs which aren’t easy, they go over and beyond– Next of Kin CareChoice Clonakilty
In CareChoice Clonakilty 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:
We have a dedicated Head Chef who oversees all meals and snacks in CareChoice Clonakilty. 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 Clonakilty. 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, visits to Concerts, Sensory Sessions and Bingo and are looking forward to many more.
CareChoice Clonakilty is spread over 3 wings, all named after places of interest in in the West Cork area. We can accommodate up to 50 residents. We are lucky enough to situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, with lots of areas for residents to sit back and relax and enjoy the summer weather. We have a number of different themes within our gardens. Residents who enjoy gardening often get involved in planting and maintaining our gardens. We have a special treat for anyone who visits us, our own hens live in our chicken coop and are always a hit with residents and visitors.
Some of the features of our Home include:
- Nurses Stations
- 3 Sitting Rooms
- 2 Dining Rooms
- Activity Room
- Sensory Room
- Treatment Rooms
- Hair Salon
- Spa Bathroom
- Large, manicured gardens
- State of the Art Kitchen and laundry facilities
Social activities are very important to us here in CareChoice Clonakilty. We run a Residents Committee often where residents can voice any suggestions, they may on activities they would like to see in the Home. Our residents have an active voice in the planning of activities, and we take all their suggestions on board. An active social life is exceptionally important to the health and wellbeing of a resident.
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:
- Sonas Therapy
- Art Therapy and Flower Arrangement
- Baking Sessions
- Theme Afternoon Tea Parties or Evenings
- Music Sessions
- Quizzes, Crosswords, and Trivia Games
- Afternoon Tea & Coffee Mornings
- Library Mobile
- Sensory Sessions
- Imagination Gym
- Outings: eg. Local Shows, Concerts, Lunch, and Breakfast Functions etc.
- Seasonal Activities: Summer/Christmas Parties
- Famileo, Weekly gazette for families to keep their relative up to date with events outside of the home
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 CareChoice Clonakilty. This feedback is used to make improvements in our Home. Our Activities team lead this survey and assist residents with completing it if they need some help.
CareChoice Clonakilty was registered with HIQA on the 14th March 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.