CareChoice Dungarvan is perched on the south eastern coastline against the backdrop of the Comeragh mountains in Waterford. We are lucky enough to be a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Waterford Greenway which is stunning trek loved by cyclists and hikers.

CareChoice Dungarvan offers a homely environment filled with fun and laughter. Our resident’s happiness and care needs are the most important thing to us in Dungarvan. 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. We like to think of our team and residents as a family and we ensure that everyone is cared for to the highest standards whilst making their stay with us an enjoyable as possible.

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.

 

CareChoice Dungarvan is accessible by public transport. There is a bus stop 15 minutes’ walk away and it is serviced by the 362 (Waterford to Dungarvan). We also have free parking onsite.

We like to encourage visitors and family in CareChoice Dungarvan, 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.

Kay Grant – Senior Administrator

 

Kay looks after all Enquiries to CareChoice Dungarvan and is the main point of contact for all Enquiries and Admissions. She has over 16 years of experience working in CareChoice Dungarvan as an Administrator. Kay has been a member of the CareChoice Dungarvan team since its opening. Kay has the kind and caring nature that will help guide you through this process with no issues.

Kay will be delighted to guide you through the enquiry and admission process and is always available to answer any questions you may have.

If you are looking to enquire about CareChoice Dungarvan, please contact Kay on:
(058) 40 300, or alternatively email Kay at: dungarvan@carechoice.ie

Joan O’Brien – Director of Nursing

 

Qualifications: RGN, BSc Honours Degree in General Nursing from Waterford Institute of Technology, Harvest QQI level 6 Leadership Programme, Managing the Risk of Aggressive and Challenging Behaviour in the Workplace (Instructor), The Management of Actual Potential Aggression- MAPA (Instructor).

Professional Focus: Joan is from the locality and has over 20 years’ experience in care of the Elderly. Joan’s goal is to provide the highest quality of care to each individual resident in a homely and friendly environment. Joan’s ethos is to ensure that all residents are cared for as we would care for members of our own families.

 

Joan O’Brien
Director of Nursing
CareChoice Dungarvan
Waterford

E: joan.obrien@carechoice.ie

I am extremely happy in CareChoice Dungarvan. The food is excellent, and anything I ask for the chefs will do their very best to accommodate. I have a great relationship with the staff, and I feel I can talk to all of them at any time.– Resident CareChoice Dungarvan

In CareChoice Dungarvan we offer a range of different services to our residents.

A sample of some of these services are:

Hairdressing

General Practitioner

Physiotherapy

Pharmacy Services

Occupational Therapy

Religious Services

Chiropody

Exercise Sessions

We have a dedicated Head Chef who oversees all meals and snacks in CareChoice Dungarvan. 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 Dungarvan. Our food is always delicious and thoughtfully presented.

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

CareChoice Dungarvan is spread across 2 floors, all named after points of interest in the Dungarvan area. We can accommodate up to 109 residents. We have the pleasure of overlooking the Comeragh Mountains and the beautiful Waterford countryside. We have a large, enclosed garden which residents find very relaxing to sit in and enjoy the summer sunshine. It has a beautiful water feature which brings many different birds to our garden. We are very proud to have several sensory items in our garden such as wind chimes and tactile plants. During the summer months our garden is full of life, laughter, and music, and during our outdoor events we normally have a visit from the ice cream van.

Some of the features of our Home include:

 

Features

  • Nurses Stations
  • 3 Dining Rooms
  • 6 Sitting Rooms
  • Activity Room
  • Treatment Room
  • Snug Area
  • Conservatory
  • Oratory
  • Hair Dressing Salon
  • Enclosed Garden

In CareChoice Dungarvan, we are passionate about social and therapeutic 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 also have a therapy dog named Kira who visits our Home during the week. Kira is a Shih-tzu and is a favourite of our residents.
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:

What can you do:

  • Spa Dungarvan
  • Afternoon Tea and Coffee Mornings
  • Music Sessions
  • Outings
  • Board Games
  • Card Groups
  • Prayer Meetings
  • Knitting and Crochet Sessions
  • Library Trolley
  • Hand Massage
  • Quizzes
  • Reminiscence Sessions/ Discussion Groups
  • Gardening
  • Pet Therapy
  • Baking
  • Arts and Crafts

 

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 Dungarvan. 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 Dungarvan was registered with HIQA on the 15th February 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 Dungarvan Home. You can click any photo to see larger version.

Contact us at Dungarvan

Contact Details

Address:

CareChoice Dungarvan

Tournore Meadows

The Burgery

Dungarvan

Co. Waterford

X35 DE02

Phone:

(058) 40 200

Email:

dungarvan@carechoice.ie

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