CareChoice Montenotte is situated in picturesque area of Montenotte in Co Cork. We can enjoy stunning panoramic views over Cork City from our Home and have a bird’s eye view of the River Lee and Páirc Ui Chaoimh. Our Home is beautifully refurbished and full of character sitting on 1.5 acres. CareChoice Montenotte was originally a convent and became a Nursing Home in 1989. We have state of the art facilities while still retaining our beautiful buildings old-world charm.
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 staff are dedicated to our residents and we would like to consider ourselves extended family to our residents. We will always go the extra mile to keep a smile on the faces of our residents. We ensure that our residents are happy and enjoy their time with us in CareChoice Montenotte.
We appreciate that the decision to live in a Long-Term Care Facility is one of the most difficult decisions a family can make. That’s why we make the transition as smooth as possible to ensure disturbance to the resident’s previous life is at a minimum. This will be always something we value highly. The individual does not change when they come to stay with us, all that changes is their address.
CareChoice Montenotte is located approximately 2km’s from Cork Kent Train Station and the Bus Eireann’s Bus Station in Cork City.
We like to encourage visitors and family in CareChoice Montenotte, 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.
Jacqui Cudmore – Senior Administrator
Jacqui has over 18 years of experience working within Nursing Homes as an Administrator. Jacqui has been a member of the CareChoice Montenotte team since its opening in 2003, working closely with the Medical, Financial & HR internal teams, as well as the HSE & external providers on behalf of Residents, Families and Staff. Jacqui’s background is in the IT profession having previously worked in Dublin, Belgium and Australia.
Jacqui looks after all Enquiries to CareChoice and is the main point of contact for all Enquiries and Admissions. Jacqui 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 Montenotte, please contact Jacqui on:
(021) 48 61 777 and your call will be answered shortly, or alternatively email Jacqui at: email@example.com
Zuzana Gaborova – Director of Nursing
Qualifications: RGN, General Nursing – Slovakia, Specialization in Primary Contact Care, Dementia Champion, Trained Trainer, The Management of Actual Potential Aggression- MAPA (Instructor), QQI L6 Supervisory Management Programme.
Professional Focus: 26 years of nursing experience, 13 of those with the CareChoice. Worked with the Elderly throughout my career and became very passionate about Dementia and Person-Centred Care. I believe in the CareChoice Mission as it enhances the idea of Person-Centred Care.
Director of Nursing
Our family’s journey with CareChoice Montenotte is a very positive one. The exceptional staff give the best of professional care in a respectful and dignified manner. It is a great comfort to us as a family to know that our loved one is receiving the best standard of care and is being looked after so well.– Family Member CareChoice Montenotte
In CareChoice Montenotte 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 CareChoice Montenotte. 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 Montenotte. 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 the Beach, Card Games and Bingo and are looking forward to many more.
CareChoice Montenotte is spread across 4 floors, all named after four harbours in Cork. We can accommodate up to 111 residents. We have the pleasure of overlooking Cork harbour. We have restored our Home using exact replicas of original windows and solid brass lighting fixtures to keep our old-world charm. We have a beautiful seating area outside our Home where residents can enjoy a refreshing drink in the summer. Our garden also has beautiful, raised flower beds, where our residents can garden if they like. We also have a fairy garden, where all the local fairies visit and leave letters for residents and their grandchildren.
Some of the features of our Home include:
- 4 Nurses Stations
- 4 Dining Rooms
- 2 Sitting Rooms
- 4 Day Rooms
- 2 Tea Rooms
- Treatment Rooms
- Family Room
- Activity Room
- Sensory Room
- Hair Salon
- State of the Art Kitchen and laundry facilities
- Beautifully landscaped secure gardens
In CareChoice Montenotte, we are passionate about social activities and the benefits they offer our residents quality of life. Our residents have a committee that meets five times a year. We gather feedback and requests from our residents and their families to help us develop our activities programme. As a result, our activities programme is continuously updated and is always centred around the opinions and desires of our residents.
We believe that there are no limitations on fun, and we host daily activity groups and one to one activities to keep a smile on everybody’s faces.
A sample of some of our most popular activities include:
- Music Club/Sessions
- Exercise Classes
- Art Group
- Spa Days
- Knitting Group
- Pet Therapy
- Reminiscence Sessions/Discussion Groups
- Sensory activities including our Magic Table
- Crafts Mornings
- Seasonal activities
- Famileo, Weekly gazette for families to keep their relative up to date with events outside of the home
Some of the wonderful activities our Activities Team in CareChoice Montenotte have facilitated include:
- Beach Day Trips
- Museum visits
- Art Gallery Visits
- Live Music
- In House Pub Afternoons
- CareChoice Montenotte St Patricks Day Parade
- Start of Summer Party
- Cork Jazz Festival Trips
- The Rose of Montenotte
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 Montenotte. 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 Montenotte was registered with HIQA on the 17th January 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.