CareChoice Trim is located in the beautiful heritage town of Trim in Co. Meath, set in the purpose-built Knightsbridge Village. Knightsbridge Village offers unrivalled amenities such as on-site Coffee Shop, a Primary Care Facility and a Pharmacy. We are lucky enough to be a short walk from Trim Castle and the River Boyne. Trim is a community focused town, and we are active members in our community, we love getting involved in the town initiatives and helping out our local clubs wherever possible.
Our Home is the most modern Nursing Home in Meath, with large communal spaces to offer a luxurious experience to all residents. Our grounds feature a Community Hall which is used by local clubs and groups. The Community Hall is available for residents to use, whether they would like to start a club or meet some friends outside of the Home setting but still in the comfort of our grounds.
CareChoice Trim offers the perfect environment for relaxed and comfortable living. Set in a tranquil countryside area, it offers residential nursing care for residents whose care dependency level range from supporting independent living to high dependency care.
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 Trim is accessible by public transport. There is a bus stop 20 minutes’ walk away and it is serviced by the 190 (Drogheda to Trim) We also have free parking onsite.
We like to encourage visitors and family in CareChoice Trim 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.
Avril Gilligan – Senior Administrator
Avril has worked in CareChoice Trim for over 13 years and is responsible for the financial aspect of admissions and procurement for the home. She furnishes the Director of Nursing with costings and liaises with HSE Multi Disciplinary Teams regarding services, contracts, and reporting. Avril’s background is Operations Management having previously worked for her family’s food production business.
Avril will be delighted to assist you with any query and guide you through the admission process.
Please contact her by calling (046) 948 27 00, or alternatively email Avril at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leone Ewings – Director of Nursing
Qualifications: Registered General nurse BSc Tissue Viability Nursing, post graduate Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies (community nursing) Certificate in Health and Safety UCD. Leadership QQI Level 6.
Professional Focus: Professional Focus: Leone has 30 years’ experience nursing older people within the HSE and NHS, spending several years nursing at Beaumont hospital, Dublin and in more recent years working in the Older persons services in the North East. She has a particular interest in dementia care and has recently worked in a specialist dementia unit.
Leone always works to ensure the quality of care is maintained. She has worked in wide variety of clinical care settings both acute and in the community. In addition she has a post-graduate qualification in tissue viability, health and safety and leadership as relating to nursing home management.
Her goal is to lead the team at CareChoice Trim to provide the highest quality of individualised care, enhancing each residents quality of life and ensuring a person-centred approach is implemented.
Director of Nursing
Certainly, the name suits the family here because the care we receive is out on its own and we all have choice in our daily lives. I’m living here a happy 13 years and it has been filled with happy memories, fun and laughter. The team certainly makes it a real home. I don’t think there is any other home in the country that is better than here. Everything is excellent.– Resident CareChoice Trim
In CareChoice Trim, 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 Trim. 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 Trim. 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, Outings, Card Games and Movie Afternoons and are looking forward to many more.
CareChoice Trim is spread across 3 floors, all named after areas local to Trim. We can accommodate up to 131 residents. Our gardens include paved outdoor areas for residents to relax in the summer or go a for a walk around and beautiful raised flower beds decorated with hand crafted items from our residents. We have a polytunnel for our green fingers residents who want to tend to plants, fruit, or vegetables. We also have
Our Coffee Shop on our Ground Floor is the perfect place for residents and families to catch up and enjoy a hot beverage and a treat.
We are in the process of extending of Home to accommodate more residents and we are exceptionally excited about several new features which we can offer our residents. We will have a Dementia Specific Garden, designed for our residents living with Dementia. This garden will have special sensory features and be created to enhance their experience in CareChoice Trim. Our extension will feature a Restaurant for families and residents to enjoy a joint dining experience, this will perfect for family events or for a quiet catchup over dinner.
Some of the features of our Home include:
- Nurses Stations
- 2 Dining Rooms
- 2 Lounge Areas
- 4 Dining/Lounge Rooms
- 2 Day Rooms
- 4 Reading Areas
- Activity Room
- Hair Salon
- Treatment Rooms
- Coffee Shop
- Snug Area
- Assisted Bathrooms
- State of the Art Kitchen and laundry facilities
- Landscaped Garden
In CareChoice Trim, we understand the importance of social activities and the positive impact they have on a resident’s quality of life. We support a regular Resident Committee Meeting that discusses topics such activities they would like, places they would like to visit and any other things that interest them.
CareChoice Trim employ a dedicated Activities Team to look after all resident related activities. Our team strive to keep our residents’ hobbies and interests alive so they can continue doing what they love. We like to introduce modern activities to our residents whilst maintaining the classic activities as well. Our main goal is to keep our residents entertained, socially engaged, busy and most importantly happy.
What can you do:
• Movie Afternoons
• Music Club/Sessions
• Reminiscence Sessions/Discussion Groups
• Afternoon Tea
• Live Music
• Beauty and Pamper Afternoons
• Arts and crafts projects
• Seasonal activities
• Visits to the Home from local groups and choirs
Our Activities team facilitate some excellent specialised programmes as well, a sample of these are:
• Sonas Programme
• Tovertafel/ Magic Table
• Famileo Programme
• Forever Therapies
• Irish Therapy Dogs
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 Trim. 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 Trim was registered with HIQA on the 28th 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.