Abbot Close Care Centre
Located at the heart of Askeaton town, our modern, purpose-built care centre is set on an elevated site with two acres of landscaped gardens, featuring two enclosed gardens.
Warmth and hospitality symbolises the welcoming environment we have created for our residents and their families.
If you are considering care for yourself or a loved one, call us today on 061 601 888 in confidence.
Our resident rooms are bright and airy, decorated in colours and fabrics selected from a warm and inviting palette. Most important of all, our rooms are comfortable and inviting, offering views overlooking our beautiful landscaped gardens. Each room is equipped with a nurse call system, access to telephone and flat screen TV.
Abbot Close Care Centre comprises spacious dining and lounge facilities and an abundance of residential amenities.
We also have a library with a large range of books, audio books and large print books.
Mass is held weekly in our home.
Our Care Services
We provide respite care to allow carers to take a break for a short or more extended period.
Treatment and rehabilitative care are available for people post-surgery or recuperation after an illness.
Long term care is designed for residents unable to live independently.
Our focus is to preserve independence through individualised social, recreational, occupational therapy and physiotherapy programmes – enhancing the quality of life of our valued residents.
Rehabilitation & Complex Care
We care for residents living with an Acquired Brain Injury following a stroke or accident and provide person-centred holistic care designed to improve their quality of life.
Residents with complex care needs are provided with a personalised care plan which promotes their wellbeing and meets their complex needs. Nurses are trained in intellectual disability, gerontology and psychiatry and all staff are trained to provide specialised care to residents with complex physical, psychological or emotional needs. Residents’ mental health and wellbeing are promoted through creative and individualised care programmes designed to maximise the resident’s abilities.
Abbot Close Care Centre is a community that supports residents with dementia or cognitive impairment within a dedicated dementia wing called ‘The Abbey’.
Our staff work closely with the HSE and other external agencies to ensure that highest levels of care, in a manner that is sensitive to their fundamental and individual needs.
The staff leading the specialised unit have undertaken extensive training in advances in dementia care.
Your Care Team
In Abbot Close Care Centre we take great pride that families know their loved ones are in the best hands possible.
The Director of Nursing, Airida Downes, of our home has a dedicated team of staff nurses, healthcare assistants, activity coordinator, social care practitioner, allied healthcare professionals and catering and housekeeping staff, who’s key focus is to enhance the lives of the residents in our care.
Health & Wellbeing
We strive to promote an optimal quality of life through a progressive approach to residents’ social and spiritual care. The Director of Nursing and care staff drive opportunities for intimate and meaningful connections to be built around residents of Abbot Close Care Centre within the community we serve.
Our unique approach to planning social events starts by finding out what our residents like to do. We arrange individual and group outings into the community and further afield to suit all interests. Social outings and trips are a big part of our schedule; some favourites include trips to Bunratty Castle and the Donkey Sanctuary.
Meanwhile, back at Abbot Close, there’s always something happening; from art, reminiscence, music and dancing, pet therapy, exercise classes and Sonas therapy for residents living with dementia, to summer barbecues and family fun days.
- Occupational Therapy
- Stimulation Therapy
- Hair Salon on site
With access to the following:
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Chiropody Therapy
Good quality nutritious home-cooked food is served to our residents considering their individual dietary needs.
Our award-winning catering team source local produce and work closely with the clinical team to ensure residents receive the highest quality of appetising food. We have two distinct dining rooms equipped to meet the needs of all our residents.
My experience and stay in Abbot Close comes as a result of severe orthopaedic fracture. I am in my forties and was taken from hospital to Abbot Close for convalescence. Despite my initial anxiety my experience over the past four weeks has been nothing but positive. I have another month here, which includes Christmas and New Year, and I couldn’t;t be in a safer more comfortable and friendlier place.
From the day I arrived here into a lovely, open and airy foyer I have received the very best of care and kindness from. every member of staff. My needs have been fully met. The staff are very attentive and pleasant and have made the days easier to get through. I take part in the arts and craft sessions twice a week and thoroughly enjoy the after ad interesting tasks.
My room is most comfortable, warm and spacious. I have television, plenty of wardrobe space and a very well suited and comfortable bed. Every member of staff has endeavoured to do the best they possibly can to make every day a safe and happy one.
I enjoy going out shopping with residents and staff, always very well organised and managed. I have my own healthy dietary requirements and the food prepared every day is exceptionally good. The chefs cook beautiful fresh fish, just delicious. I eat either in my room or in the dining room, whichever I prefer on a given day, and am well accommodated in both.
There is always a pleasant and upbeat atmosphere in the home. Although missing home Abbot Close does it’s very best to create a happy place for residents, their families and visitors.
Rooted in Our Community
Abbot Close Care Centre can be described as a community within the community. We care for residents from the local area and further afield.
Our ethos of togetherness is promoted by supporting relationships and connections, both old and new.
Director of Nursing