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Clarenbridge Nursing Home - Facilities

The bed occupancy is 56 beds of which 27 are single rooms (18 en-suite) and 16 twin sharing bedroom in addition to 6 en-suite rooms in the exclusive ‘Treetops’ wing. The nursing home was built and designed to ensure maximum light and accessibility to all areas which makes for inviting public spaces to converse and relax. You can choose to relax in the luxury of the juice bar or the charming sitting room facing onto a secure garden and fields where race-horses are seen cantering. The building is designed around a secure central courtyard with some bedrooms having their own private garden. The bedrooms are spacious, bright and uniquely furnished and residents are invited to bring their much loved furniture when moving to live in the nursing home so as to personalise their bedroom and make it look like a home from home.

The catering department is responsible for providing nutritious meals for residents on special diets such as; diabetic, renal, low cholesterol or weight management. The Executive Chef engages in ongoing education and training in nutrition and menu planning. Pharmaceutical companies visit the nursing home an provide education on dietary requirements and supplements if required. Food is presented in an appetising manner and food can be chosen from the healthy buffet in the dining room which displays fresh fruit all day amongst other wholesome snacks.

The nursing home is secured with 24 hour CCTV and a coded key pad access system. All visitors to the Nursing Home report to the reception office (during office hours) or to the Nurse in Charge and sign in the visitors book at reception.

The following is available;

  • Daily Newspapers
  • Onsite Hairdresser
  • Dietician as required
  • Chiropody every two weeks
  • Speech and language therapy as required
  • Dentist and optician as required
  • Skype and internet
  • Multi-channel TV in every room
  • Phone line in the bedroom
  • Transport by minibus or Taxi services by prior arrangement

Categories of care

Clarenbridge Nursing Home - Categories of Care

Clarenbridge provides care that is based on the biopsychosocial model of care, focussing on the physical, psychological, emotional and social needs of the person. Each person is treated as an individual and their personal needs assessed prior to admission to ensure the nursing home has the professional skilled staff to their care needs.

A professional team of staff are employed who are competent to provide care for people who require respite; convalescence; rehabilitation; long stay; acquired brain and spinal injuries, intellectual disability, psychiatry and dementia.

1. Respite/Convalescence/Rehabilitation Care - ‘Treetops’

Active treatment and rehabilitative care is provided for people post-surgery or for recuperation following hospitalisation or an illness requiring 24 hour nursing care. There are 6 en-suite bedrooms located on the first floor in the deluxe private wing called ‘Treetops'. This is suitable for residents with no cognitive impairment with moderate mobility who wish to direct their own care in a 24 hour nursing supportive environment. Residents in ‘Treetops’ can enjoy the full benefits of all the services of the nursing home in the sanctuary of the private wing.

2. Long Term Care – Older Persons

Long-term care is provided for older people with high dependency needs who are unable to live at home and require 24 hour nursing care. The core focus for long term care is on preserving independence for as long as possible and this is achieved through specially designed individualised social and recreational OT and Physio programmes. The range of programmes both therapeutic and rehabilitative aim to enhance the person’s quality of life and person centeredness is the core principle of care.

3. Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Injuries

Young people with acquired brain and spinal injuries are cared for by a specialised multidisciplinary team to include on-site neurological trained nursing staff, senior physiotherapist and senior occupational therapist.

We work closely with the dietitians, speech and language therapists, neurological psychologists, clinical specialist nurses in epilepsy etc, hospital consultants and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in the care of the residents.

A series of programmes are designed to assist the person to improve cognition and mobility in addition to Disorder of Consciousness programmes. SONAS programs are delivered to provide cognitive stimulation and reminiscence. .

4. Intellectual disability/Psychiatry/Dementia.

Residents with cognitive impairment are cared for by a team of staff trained in intellectual disability, psychiatry and dementia. Residents care needs are assessed and an individualized programme is tailored to meet their specific needs. Meaningful social and recreational activities are delivered to stimulate and improve the quality of life for our residents. The environment is designed to promote a creative and relaxing space which are therapeutic and stimulating for residents to live life.


All staff are recruited in accordance with current Irish Employment Law and in line with HIQA recommendations.

Staff are engaged in education and training and ongoing professional development to meet the complex care needs of the residents. All staff are Gardai vetted and qualifications validated prior to employment.


Clarenbridge Nursing Home - Physiotherapy

There is a full time Senior Chartered Physiotherapist employed in the nursing home. The Physiotherapist is committed to the promotion of independence and optimum mobility for all residents. He is supported by a Physiotherapy assistant. We cater for all types of Neurological conditions, Orthopaedic surgeries (Pre and Post – operative management of joint replacements), Medical Conditions, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Sports Injuries and Work related Injuries. Specialised rehabilitation programs and treatments are designed for pain associated with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Acquired Brain and Spinal Injuries. We offer both In-Patient and Out-Patient service (by prior appointments only).

Recovery goals can be achieved through a variety of interventions, including:

  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on stretching and mobilization to restore movement
  • Dry Needling Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Inter Ferential Therapy
  • TENS
  • Therapeutic Ultra Sound
  • Exercise Therapy/ Conditioning to restore muscle performance

Occupational Therapy

A full time senior occupational therapist (OT) is employed to work with residents to promoting health, wellbeing and independence through occupation. The senior occupational therapist carries out assessments for seating, activities of daily living and aids/equipment. The OT has an integral role in pressure ulcer prevention and management through cushion prescription and pressure relieving recommendations and works closely with the MDT team to promote skin integrity. Specially designed programms are developed based on the residents care needs and should it be multisensory.... The OT works collaboratively with residents who have a wide range of health needs or conditions such as:

  • Acquired and non-acquired brain injuries; Neurological conditions (Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s).
  • Physical conditions - (Spinal cord injury, post orthopedic surgeries).
  • Mental health conditions – (Depression, psychosis, anxiety).
  • Elderly care – (long term care, short stay).
  • Intellectual disability, rehabilitation.

Social & Recreational

Clarenbridge Nursing Home - Social & Recreational

We foster a culture of holistic care by enabling all residents to achieve their optimum health goals. The Social and Recreational programs are led by the Senior Occupational Therapist and consists of a fulltime activities coordinator and two social & recreational assistants. However, a unique attribute of the social and recreational programs in Clarenbridge nursing home is the involvement of all staff members. This denotes a more inclusive and homely atmosphere and provide residents and staff with the opportunity to spend quality time together on a daily basis. The social and recreational programs are tailored to resident’s individual interests and offers a vibrant choice of outings, group activities and events. There are a number of factors which adds to the effectiveness of the social & recreational programme:

Facilities in Clarenbridge nursing home:

  • Cinema room with big screen
  • Adaptable kitchen (for rehabilitation and recreational use)
  • Wheelchair accessible minibus
  • Poly tunnel for garden therapy
  • Peace room – reflection and contemplation
  • Day room

Outdoor accessible environments:

  • Wheelchair accessible Grotto
  • Large external wheelchair accessible nature garden and patio area
  • Internal secure enclosed garden with pathway
  • Boccia court

Active Links with External Agencies:

  • Irish Wheelchair Association for social and sporting outreach.
  • Octopus swimming club – using Halliwick’s swimming therapy for people with disabilities.
  • Local indoor markets, where residents can have their own stall.


  • SONAS: We have a number of Sonas trained practitioners who run group and individual sessions for residents with dementia.
  • GROW (Get Residents Out of Wheelchairs): We run this evidence based mobility programme which focuses on improving and maintaining mobility.
  • Health promotion workshops; smoking cessation; dietary advice; alcohol detoxification;

If you would like to find out more about getting a bed at Clarenbridge for your loved one please visit www.clarenbridgenursinghome.ie for more detailed information.

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