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Frequently asked questions
What nursing care does the Áras provide?
At Áras Chois Fharraige we provide:
- 24 hour nursing care cover
- Regular GP visits or the choice to retain your own GP
- Out of hours medical service provided by West Doc
- Regular visits from the pharmacist
- Alzheimer and dementia care subject to assessment
- Respite, convalescent and end of life care
- Nurse call system that can be connected to chair or bed mats
- Specialised pressure relieving mattresses/ cushions
- Specialist lifting and handling equipment
- Recreational activities
- Referrals for Physiotherapy, Chiropody, Dietician, Dental, Optician and a range of other health care professionals.
What activities are on offer for residents?
Day to day living at Áras Chois Fharraige Nursing Home is all about the resident, and person centred care. We provide an extensive activity programme to suit people’s needs. Residents may choose to participate or not in any social program or event.
The activities coordinator ensures there is an interesting and varied choice. We try to take personal interests and hobbies into consideration so any information a resident can provide about their background, likes and dislikes will assist us in activities planning.
What are the visiting hours?
Visiting hours are from 11am – 8pm, however you may visit outside of these time by prior arrangement or in an emergency. To protect our residents we ask that all visitors sign in and out on entering and leaving; and partake in precautionary infection control measures as appropriate.
Áras Chois Fharraige reserves the right to impose restrictions on visiting arrangements where the visit or time of visit is deemed to pose a risk or where the resident requests restrictions.
We would also ask that visitors restrict visiting during meal times (in accordance with our protected “Meal Time” Policy), or be agreeable to wait until meal time is over. We do not give permission for visitors to go into dining rooms during meal times; this is to respect the dignity/ privacy of all residents.
What is the surrounding area like?
Áras Chois Fharraige is situated close to An Spideal, Co. Galway. Our nearest ‘big’ town is Galway City. We are close to nearby restaurants, public houses, bank, post office, library & local craft centre.
There is a coffee shop close by and a hotel next door to the nursing home. The public bus service stops directly outside the nursing home. This service provides transport from Galway City to Carna.
What support is on offer for the family of potential residents?
We understand that the decision to move into long-term care can be a stressful time. At Áras Chois Fharraige Nursing Home we want to make your transition as smooth as possible.
A senior member of staff will be happy to meet with you and your family to give you a tour of the building and discuss any personal needs you may have. In order to ensure you receive our uninterrupted attention we would ask that you kindly schedule an appointment in the first instance.
What is your policy around complaints?
Áras Chois Fharraige Nursing Home strives to provide a high quality service to all residents. To assist us continuously improve our care we welcome feedback, comments, compliments and complaints.
Through our Resident’s Committee, we welcome comments and feedback on daily life here at Áras Chois Fharraige Nursing Home. This group meets every two months and all residents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.