Elm Hall is a beautiful Nursing Home located on 6 acres of landscaped grounds in Celbridge Co Kildare. We know that a move from hospital or home can be difficult. Whether you require discreet support to help you in living independently or if you need a higher degree of care we are here to help. We employ a multi-disciplinary team, this allows us to offer person-centred care, tailored to each resident’s needs. We pride ourselves on our care and attention to detail, we know it is the finer details that make all the difference.
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 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 Elm Hall 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.
In addition to our Nursing Home, we offer independent living accommodation on our grounds. This comprises of 28 one-bedroom bungalows which facilitate independent living. Our Residents enjoy the benefits of independent living, secure in the knowledge that their homes, landscaping and communal areas are well maintained on their behalf. Each bungalow is generous in size, comprising of one bedroom with an open plan kitchen, sitting room, a bathroom with level-access shower and outdoor garden/patio area. All bungalows include:
- Fully equipped kitchen/sitting room
- Kitchen includes fridge-freezer and washer/dryer
- Bedroom with built in wardrobe
- Bathroom with level-access shower, raised toilet and grab rails
- Gas-fired central heating
- Car Parking
- Maintenance free landscaping throughout the complex
We are passionate about what we do, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your care needs or the care needs of your family member or friend.
We like to encourage visitors and family in Elm Hall Nursing Home, 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.
Sarah Brangan – Administration Manager
Sarah looks after all Enquiries to Elm Hall Nursing Home and is the main point of contact for all Enquiries and Admissions. Sarah has been an integral member of the time for 2 years having previously managed a busy private Genetic Oncology service across the Mater, Beacon and Hermitage Hospitals. Sarah is a qualified Legal and Medical Secretary and has extensive experience in Health and Social Care having previously worked with St John of God Community Services and in the private health insurance sector.
Sarah 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 Elm Hall Nursing Home, please contact Sarah on:
(01) 601 23 99, or alternatively email Sarah at: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Wallace – Director of Nursing
Qualifications: RGN, NQEMT, B.Sc Cur. (Hons) General Nursing, Pg. Dip Healthcare Management.
Professional Focus: David qualified as a Registered General Nurse with an honours degree in 2009 from the University of Dublin – Trinity College.
Since qualifying David has held nursing positions in general acute settings, residential intellectual disability care and care of older persons. David has 11 years’ experience in the nursing home sector in both frontline nursing roles and in a management capacity. David completed a post-graduate diploma in Healthcare Management at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2017. David has previously held the role of Chief Nursing Officer of the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps in Ireland and is also qualified as an Emergency Medical Technician. More recently David has consulted for BAM Contractors as Healthcare Advisor on their bid to build a number of Community Nursing Units for the HSE resulting in BAM being awarded the tender under a Public Private Partnership. David has been the Director of Nursing at Elm Hall Nursing Home for the last 3 years.
Director of Nursing
Elm Hall Nursing Home
The care and attention my mother gets is very good. The Staff treat my mother with great respect and we can see the bond between my mother and staff.– Family Member Elm Hall
In Elm Hall we offer a range of different services to our residents.
A sample of some of these services are:
We have a dedicated Head Chef who oversees all meals and snacks in Elm Hall. 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 monthly menus with our residents and display those 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 Elm Hall. Our food is always delicious and thoughtfully presented using seasonal ingredients.
We pride ourselves on our Activities Programme, which co-ordinate outings and activities for our residents. We have enjoyed Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Baking and Bingo and are looking forward to many more.
Elm Hall Nursing Home is spread across 2 floors and can accommodate up to 62 residents. We also offer one-bedroom bungalows for people who can live a little more independently but want the comfort of having a supportive team on their doorstep. We have the pleasure of enjoying the views of our beautifully landscaped gardens from our Home. Our gardens are the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink on a warm summer’s day.
Some of the features of our Home include:
- Nurses Stations
- 2 Dining Rooms
- 2 Day Rooms
- 2 Treatment Rooms
- Communal Room
- Quiet Room
- Visitors Room
- Hair Salon
- State of the Art Kitchen and laundry facilities
- Beautiful landscaped gardens
In Elm Hall, 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, maintain and develop their personal identity, whilst getting the right help for any health conditions, this can improve and maintain their 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. The simplest choices can make a huge a difference to a person, like, choosing their own clothes, where they sit at mealtimes and having their valued possessions with them. 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.
What can you do:
- Board Games
- Tea Parties
- Music Club/Sessions
- Exercise Classes
- Flower Arranging
- Reminiscence Sessions/Discussion Groups
- Sensory activities including our Magic Table
- Arts and crafts projects
- Seasonal activities
- 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 Elm Hall. 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.
Elm Hall Nursing Home was registered with HIQA on the 12th February 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.