A perfect balance of rural traditions in a new community model

Perched on the south eastern coastline against the backdrop of the Comeragh mountains in Waterford, CareChoice Nursing Home Dungarvan is a welcoming home from home for those in need of full time residential care.

Resident Guide

Make your home
with us at
Dungarvan, Waterford.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit whenever they like with the result that there is always a great sense of activity about the place. As most of our residents are from Dungarvan and its surrounding areas in Waterford, there are often mutual acquaintances to catch-up with, which reinforces for our residents that they are still very much a part of the community.

You can view recent HIQA reports about CareChoice Nursing Home, Dungarvan, Waterford here.

Staff – Dungarvan, Waterford.

Here at CareChoice Nursing Home Dungarvan 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.


Joan O’Brien

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Dungarvan, Waterford.

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

T: 058 40300
F: 026 42558
E: joan.obrien@carechoice.ie

Services – Dungarvan, Waterford.

Here at CareChoice Nursing Home Dungarvan, 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, Dungarvan 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 – Dungarvan, Waterford


The full time residential care option at CareChoice Nursing Home Dungarvan is a safe and secure purpose-built facility including:

  • 64 en-suite bedrooms
  • TV Lounges
  • Dining Rooms
  • State of the art kitchen
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Hair Salon
  • Assisted Bathrooms with specialised baths
  • In house laundry
  • Library
  • Oratory
  • Multisensory room (for ultimate rest and relaxation)
  • Craft and Events Area
  • Gym
  • Secure walking area
  • Lifts


Each bedroom features:

  • Large en-suites with wheelchair accessible showers.
  • 21” TV
  • Large Robes
  • Direct Dial phone
  • Nurse Call facility linked to the nurses stations

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 in  Dungarvan Waterford, enjoys a lovely setting with gardens where residents enjoy going for walks, or simply sitting in the fresh air having a chat with friends. Those with an interest in gardening get involved in a little planting from time to time.

We are passionate about social as well as therapeutic activities. Residents have a committee – including some family members and staff  – that meets regularly to discuss what kinds of activities they would like to have access to, whether there are any outings they’d like to plan and other items of interest.

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

Spa Dungarvan

Everyone loves a little pampering now and then and our residents are no different. Spa Dungarvan 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 – Dungarvan, Waterford.

At CareChoice Dungarvan 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, Dungarvan, Waterford holds these details on file.

“I have received phone calls about my father on all matters minor and major which I appreciate, this open communication gives me peace of mind”.

“I am very satisfied with the care my father received. He looks well groomed and has put on weight and all the staff seem to know him. I always find CareChoice Nursing Home in Dungarvan clean and the staff are very friendly yet professional”.

“My father’s admission has been a difficult transition for us but I must say the staff have all made it that bit easier, they are all so friendly and very understanding”.

If you’re considering Nursing Homes in Waterford 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,
The Burgery
Co. Waterford

T:  +353 (0) 58 40 200
F:  +353 (0) 58 43 562
E: dungarvan@carechoice.ie

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