Our Day Care Service provides an invaluable service for enabling older people to stay in their own homes. We are committed to promoting the independence of our clients, personally, medically, psychologically, socially and spiritually and we advocate continuous quality improvements of their lives to the fullest extent possible.
It operates Monday to Thursday, 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
We have our own minibus that transports people from the town each day and services the following rural areas:
- Monday: Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Clontuskert
- Tuesday: Taughmaconnell, Moore, Clonfad
- Wednesday: Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Clontuskert
- Thursday: Kilconnell, Aughrim, Cappatagle
Any older person who has their own transport can avail of the day service also.
Referrals are accepted from:
- Public Health Nurses,
- Social Workers,
- The application form can be downloaded here.
There are 2 Registered Nurses on duty and a comprehensive nursing assessment of health needs and development of a plan of care is carried out.
A loyal group of volunteers give of their time on a rota basis and are involved in all aspects of the Centre's life.
A range of activities takes place in the Centre:
- Community Music every Tuesday afternoon
- Exercise programmes
- Card playing
- Computer classes
- Arts and crafts
A HSE Community Physiotherapist visits on a regular basis to maximise the independence and support or improve the quality of life of the older person attending the service.
A Chiropodist provides a clinic on a monthly basis and over 65s in the Ballinasloe area can be referred from their G.P. Appointments are given on a three-monthly rotation.
A laundry service is provided to day centre clients and older people in the community via their home help.