People are at the heart of what we do

Set on a four acre landscaped site on the West Cork Coast, CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty is a modern, purpose built residence for full time care.

With state of the art facilities and a top class range of services and recreational options, there is always something happening at CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Resident Guide

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Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Residents enjoy people watching and catching-up with each other at afternon tea or pub evenings, depending on their interest. Equally for more quiet times we have extensive gardens with relaxing walkways, one-to-one spa treatments as well as prayer meetings and religious services.

You can view recent HIQA reports about CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Co. Cork  here.

Staff – Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Here at CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Cork, we all share the same goal – to provide you with access to the best care, support and expertise possible. The CareChoice ethos of person-centred care is reflected in our day-to-day work as we interact with each person, listening to their wishes and responding to their individual needs.

Maureen O’Donovan

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Cork.

Qualifications: B.A.(Hons), UCC Certs in Dementia Training, University of Bradford, Diploma in Leadership, Diploma Management, Diploma Psychology & Sociology, Registered General Nurse (R.G.N.), Registered Midwife (R.M.) and Dementia Trainer (London)-2016

Professional focus: Maureen has developed a specific interest in the diagnosis and management of residents with Dementia in a nursing home setting.  A Multidisciplinary Team Approach is taken in the care of the older person.   Maureen is passionate about her staff in the nursing home continuously updating their knowledge and understanding of the ageing process and associated conditions of old age.

Maureen O’Donovan,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Nursing Home Clonakilty

T: 023 883 6300

Services – Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Here at CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Cork, we pride ourselves on listening closely to our residents in all things. This approach helps us to deliver a varied and high-quality range of services that help us to care for, support and entertain our residents.

Some of the services we provide at CareChoice, Clonakilty include:

Some of the services we provide at CareChoice, Clonakilty include:

Physiotherapy: Local physiotherapists visit to provide treatments.

Local GPs: Residents have access to their local GPs to ensure continuity of care.

Dietician: Nutritional advice and appointments with a dietician are available for residents.

Hairdressing: Residents can enjoy a twice weekly visit from the hairdresser.

Chiropody: Regular visits for chiropody treatments on site.

Alternative therapies: e.g. relaxing hand massages, aromatherapy etc.

Activity Programs: e.g. crafts, card games, bingo and many more depending on residents requests. Activities can happen one-on-one or in groups.

Exercise Classes: Keeping active at your own pace with visiting instructors.

Religious services: We respect all religions and many of residents derive great support from prayer groups, masses and other religious services.

Buildings & Gardens – Clonakilty, Cork


A safe and secure Nursing Home facility built to the highest standards including:

  • 46 en-suite bedrooms (42 single and 4 twin)
  • 3 Sitting Rooms
  • 2 Dining Rooms
  • State of the art kitchen
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Spa bathroom
  • Hair Salon
  • Activities Room
  • Computer Room
  • Large garden
  • Lifts
  • Laundry


Each bedroom features:

  • Nurse Call facility linked to Nurses Stations
  • En-suites with wheelchair accessible showers
  • Flat screen TV
  • Large Robes
  • Direct Dial phone

And of course whatever personal touches residents wish to make such as hanging pictures, including their favourite chair or ornaments from home etc.


CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Cork, has extensive gardens on its four acre site, where residents enjoy landscaped walkways, a nice seat outside with visitors etc. Our residents who enjoy gardening like to get involved in planting and other light gardening. There are two chicken coops and two small Bantam fowl, a cock and a hen, who prove popular with residents and visitors alike.

We are passionate about social activities as well as therapeutic activities. Our Residents Committee is very active and engaged in how we operate, suggesting activities they would like to participate in, outings they’d like to go on etc. This is central to our person-centre care ethos, encouraging our residents to participate in their care a much as they’d like to.

Some of our regular recreational activities at CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Cork include:

Spa Clonakilty

Everyone loves a little pampering now and then and our residents are no different. Spa Clonakilty brings manicures, massage, facials and other relaxing treatments to CareChoice where residents can enjoy them.

Afternoon Tea and Coffee Mornings

Once a month or so we get the fine bone china out and enjoy a lovely afternoon tea or coffee morning. These events create a real sense of occasion and prove very popular among residents.

Music Sessions

We hold regular music sessions at CareChoice Dungarvan that always create a sense of excitement among residents. Sometimes there’s dancing and other times a sing-song takes off, but these events are always a success.


Residents enjoy regular outings; visiting local areas of interest in the Waterford area, such as concert halls, historical sites, libraries, museums etc. as well as short outings to the local pub or the shops. 

Board Games

Card Groups

Prayer Meetings

Knitting and crochet

Library Trolley

Hand Massage


Reminiscence Sessions/ Discussion Groups



Testimonials – Clonakilty, Cork.

At CareChoice Clonakilty, we build a special relationship with each resident and their family. Here are some testimonials from the families of former residents.

In order to protect the privacy of residents and their families, we have not printed the names of those who provided these testimonials. The Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Cork holds these details on file.

“Words will never express how grateful we are for your wonderful care and kindness to Lily and us as a family over the last three years. You helped us all manage and cope with what was for us and Lily a heartbreaking illness and a very difficult time. In so many countless ways you helped, especially in your care and concern in her last weeks on this earth. May god bless and reward your richly. We will never forget your kindness.”

“Thank you all for the wonderful care you provided to our mother Nellie over the last three years in CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty Cork. You have been so kind and loving to her at all times that she felt at home here. She knew each one of you and smiled when she heard your voices and was thankful when you lent her a hand. Thank you for your support (and hugs!) during this past 6 months; really appreciated. We will miss visiting but the girls want to come and see the rabbits so we will return. Keep up your great work and know that you made Nellie a very happy person.”

“I wish to express my sincere thanks for all your care, kindness and understanding show to our sister Patricia. Thank god she has made a great recovery and is now well enough to come back up to us again. May she continue to make steady progress and with god’s help she will be able to call down and visit you in due course. Thank you too for all the cups of tea, coffee and cookies! Thank you for everything and may god bless and reward each staff member for all your love, patience, help and care for Patricia during her stay in CareChoice Nursing Home Clonakilty.”

If you’re considering Nursing Homes in Cork as care options, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We always work closely with residents and their families to ensure any care solution is as individually tailored as possible.

Give us a call, send us an email or book an appointment and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

CareChoice Nursing Home
Co. Cork

T: +353 (0) 23 883 6300
F: +353 (0) 23 883 6358

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