Below is a copy of all entries in the the comments book since it was started. We publish all comments in the interests of balance, (though they have all been very nice so far!). Feedback from residents and relatives is greatly appreciated and helps us to continuously improve our service.
"'A true home from home' - my mother's own words." 18/10/14
"Living so far away from my mother, I have great peace of mind knowing she is treated with such compassion, respect and kindness. 'A true home from home' - my mother's own words. Thanking you all. - Erica Vaughan
"I have recommended here to friends" 18/10/14
"I’ve been visiting my aunt once or twice a week ever since March 2013 and she has been consistently content, well cared for and the staff have always been lovely to E and me. I have recommended here to friends on the basis of E's obvious happiness, the dignity with which she is treated and the always impeccable surroundings in which she lives." - Imelda Lurney.
"very happy and content as always" 20/10/14
"I enjoyed my visit with my father today - J. He is very happy and content here as always." -Mary Devane
"We viewed numerous nursing homes but NONE COULD COMPARE"
"My family and I wish to convey our appreciation… The staff are aware of individual needs and are so kind and thoughtful in their conversation and engagement with B. Needless to say I include Katie in all the above. Hygiene and patient cleanliness is of paramount importance. This is certainly reflected in both the premises and residents alike. Both are always spotless. Bs nutrition and medical needs are well catered for. The care plans ensure that activities are various ensuring the residents are kept occupied on a daily basis. The social activities i.e. physio, knitting, music, bingo, cards etc. benefit all. We obviously viewed numerous nursing homes prior to Bs entry but NONE COULD COMPARE. Again many thanks." -J
"welcoming and friendly" 15/10/14
"I called in to visit my aunt. Haven’t been before and I found the home to be welcoming and friendly.
"Seriously what a lovely nursing home 21/10/14
We came on a return visit to thank everyone for Ds visit here when he was looked after so well. He got a great welcome. All true! Seriously what a lovely nursing home. With superb staff. Thank you very much for your generosity and the care from all the members of staff. God bless." - Des Mulrooney
Míle buíchas, Áras chois fharraige! 24/10/14
"Very happy with the care and attention my mother receives. She is happy. And well cared for and it is a huge comfort to her family. Míle buíchas, Áras chois fharraige!" - Geraldine
very happy and content 26/10/14
"My uncle P is a patient here in Áras Chois Fharraige for the past 3 and a half years. During this period I found that he is very happy and content in the manner he is treated by the staff. I can honestly say that he is cared for very well and I haven’t heard him complain in any way about conditions in the home or unhappy with any of the staff members. Pat Folan and her staff have to be congratulated on their attention to his needs. My wife and I take comfort from the fact that he is well cared for. Long may it continue. P... in his own words would not like to be anywhere else. God bless you all. -Tony Gill
Lovely comfortable home and great staff 1/11/14
Visiting B here for two years now Lovely comfortable home and great staff. Bridie is always happy and content. - Helen Henehan
Very happy and well looked after
I had an enjoyable visit with my Dad J. He is very happy and well looked after. Thank you all - Mary Deveane
A wonderful Christmas
Thank you all so very much for offering mum a wonderful Christmas. We all hope you have a peaceful fun-filled Christmas. With fondest wishes. - All the Henehan family