The Áras is an award-winning care home where elderly Irish speakers are cared for in their first language.
It is home to 42 residents who are served by a care team of 45 nursing and other staff, in spacious en-suite bedrooms overlooking Galway Bay.
The Aras was named as a Centre of Excellence for Social Care in the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies and has won the following awards:
*The LAMA Best Private Nursing Home Award
*The Quality Mark for Nursing Homes
*The IASI Gold Award for Accommodation (2016, 2017)
* Irish Accommodation Awards Second Place (2017)
* National Q-Mark Excellence Awards finalist (2016, 2017)
* NHI Care Awards Finalist (2016, 2016)
* Sonas Registered Centre for Dementia Care
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"blessed to have found the Áras"
We were blessed to have found the Áras when Ruth required the upmost care... The responsiveness of the nursing staff and the personal care given to Ruth was truly admirable. - Veronica & Jack Mulveen
"professional caring and respectful"
As a nurse myself I was impressed with the care provided to your residents... your professional, caring and respectful manner meant so much to us all. - Fionnuala Harney
"nursing care was out of this world"
I really don’t know where to start, as words are not enough to thank you… the level of nursing care was out of this world…I hope that you are proud of the magical place that you have created and that you will be rewarded in the future... - Carmel
"'love, attention, gentleness"
I was immensely struck on so many different occasions by the love, attention, gentleness and care which you showed...May you be rewarded a hundredfold - Pauline
Dr O'Beirn praises "exemplary" and "truly impressive" nursing at the Áras, as well as "patience, compassion and pragmatism" of staff
Residents' Committee notes "excellent care environment" and "happy residents" at the Áras.