Our resident is central to everything we do. We focus on supporting our residents to engage with what is meaningful to them. We help our residents to maximise their potential and to live their lives to the full. House hold life is normal yet full of new experiences. We have an exciting calendar of activities and events to stimulate and bring joy to the lives of our residents.
Our residents are encouraged to have significant say in their daily lives. We operate partnership care withe residents and their families.
Staying active and engaged is at the core of our ethos! The communal rooms, breakout spaces and gardens provide opportunities for social engagement and we work with our residents to ensure that the wide range of activities meet their needs and interests.
There is something for everyone. We particularly emphasise activities which promote, physical, cognitive, spiritual and social wellbeing.
We understand that providing a range of interesting, creative and fun activities can make a huge difference to our residents sense of happiness and wellbeing.
Our exciting social calendar reflects a broad range of activities and events that is sure to interest our residents. Brídhaven is a home where our residents can enjoy their lives to the full, and also integrate within the local community. Everyone at Bridhaven has their own voice.
Celine O’Shea manages the social care programme at Brídhaven, along with her dedicated team of staff. Activities range from art classes to exercise sessions, gardening, craft groups, live music & entertainment, annual extravaganza parties, bus outings and much more. There’s fun and laughter in abundance.
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The beautifully landscaped Clyda garden, along with the newly developed Blackwater garden with its raised beds & planters provides a tranquil outdoor retreat where residents can experience the physical & psychological benefits of being outdoors, sitting and chatting in the sunshine, watching nature, reading, walking and much more. Our recent pet farm visit in the Clyda garden was so well received.
We appreciate that mealtimes are often the highlight of our day. Don’t we often celebrate memorable occasions with a meal? All food is cooked fresh daily onsite by our experienced qualified chefs and we also pride ourselves for our freshly baked pastries.
As well as creating truly delicious dishes, we fully understand the social significance of the dining experience for our residents and we take the greatest pride in ensuring the very best. Our chef is personally driven by a passion for fresh and healthy food, preferring seasonal and local produce.
From infancy, food and dining experiences are at the core of a rich set of fundamental sensory and emotional memories about our world (Ronch, 2009)
Some local amenities include the Donkey Sanctuary, Doneraile Wildlife Park & Estate, Mallow Heritage Centre, Nano Nagle Birthplace, Artisan Distillery Tour, Mallow Library, The Gate Cinema Mallow, Cork Racecourse Mallow, Mallow Trout Anglers Club.
My brother was a resident of Bridhaven for a number of months. His case was unusual in that he was quite young to require nursing home care but as a result of a health issue he was quite incapacitated and in need of full-time care. The administrators and care staff could not do enough for him & indeed our family. The care was excellent, and every effort was made to improve his quality of life while there. The family were constantly updated and consulted. We felt they really cared about him and his needs. He was much more than just a resident.
I could not highly recommend Bridhaven enough. The staff are fab, really gorgeous people, the décor is bright and clean, it is a really nice place.
Just a note to say thanks to you and all the staff that have helped look after my mother these past number of weeks. In a situation beyond our control it was a great peace of mind knowing she received fantastic care, was kept safe and made to feel included in activities. The staff have always been welcoming and on hand to provide updates anytime. Their efforts to provide a comforting environment are second to none. Thank you all from her loving family.
I was given Brídhaven as a recommendation by a neighbour of mine. I’m so glad that I followed through and was able to get a bed for my mother who is very happy there.
I could not believe how un-institutionalised Brídhaven is compared to my mother’s previous nursing home experience. The level of activities on offer and engagement in my mother’s care is heart-warming.