Care at Brídhaven

The highly qualified team of professionals at Bridhaven is far more extensive than most other nursing homes with strong clinical governance delivered by 5 Clinical Nurse Managers and two Assistant Directors of Nursing who are qualified in Gerontology, Leadership and Management.

The family liaison manager is there to support you constantly from the moment you get in touch. We will guide you through the process and the wider system you need to navigate for example understanding the fair deal system.

Our chef at Bridhaven prides himself on cooking home cooked fresh, nutritious food for residents every day.

Long-Term Residential Care

Care in Brídhaven will be delivered on a partnership basis where the team at Brídhaven, families and healthcare experts collaborate to provide the very best for our residents based on the Social Care Model.

Brídhaven is a modern facility where you can be confident that our residents happiness and well being is our focus every day.  We know it’s often the little things that mean a lot.  Our highly experienced team will care for our residents to the highest standards and we will take the time to get to know and understand exactly how they like things to be.

The best way to decide if Bridhaven is right for you is to visit, tour Bridhaven and peak to our team.  We will guide you through the process, give you the grand tour and bring you through it all from start to finish.

Respite Care

Every carer needs a little time to themselves. If you are supporting an older person living at home, taking a break is important for your wellbeing.

Residential respite is available for short – or long-term stay. Bridhaven’s respite provides caregivers with the opportunity to take a short break to relax, knowing Bridhaven is taking care of the ones you love.

Sometimes carers need respite for longer periods, be it for extended holidays, surgery and recuperation or simply to rest and recover from their caregiving responsibilities.

We offer respite accommodation where our guests have their own room and ensuite and dine with the residents and feel part of our family.  We offer a care and well-being programme designed to help our residents feel instantly at home.

There is also a choice of leisure and lifestyle activities to participate in. Self-funded respite care is also available.

People often try respite care before deciding on full time care.

Dementia Care

With specialised staff trained to recognize a person’s skills and abilities, we are able to provide the right support and care to help the person shine. We provide tailored programs to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

At Bridhaven we focus on the skills and abilities a person still has rather than focusing on a person’s loss. Seeing individuals as unique, and capable is the core of our social care model. Providing supportive settings for everyone, including our staff, allows them to use what they have to be their best.

We work to create a safe, nurturing and purposeful environment for those who require memory support in our new memory support unit.

Pastoral Care

Our holistic approach to care ensures we also provide you and your family members/carers with emotional and spiritual support.

Visits can also be arranged from most religious denominations.  Anita, our Pastoral Carer as well as our nurses are in contact with the Priest or Pastor as needed.

Mass is held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Services & Therapies

Brídhaven has a physiotherapist who visits the centre routinely and when requested.

As well as group activities our Social Care Co-ordinators do one-on-one sessions such as SIMS which is a programme designed to aid those unable to partake in our SONAS group. SONAS is a multi-sensory session that promotes engagement and involves stimulation of all five senses, gentle exercise, relaxing music, singalongs and memory-focused exercises.

Benefits for our residents include improved mood, enhanced wellbeing and communication. There are a host of other activities such as chair-based keep fit, yoga, therapeutic massage and Reminiscence Therapy.

Various therapies are provided in Brídhaven. External healthcare providers, other than HSE staff, will only be engaged upon verification of identity documentation, garda vetting and applicable qualifications.