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Introduction to St. Joseph’s

At St Joseph’s we provide person-centred care to the people who both live here and attend our Day Care Club. We look after all their needs including all their dementia specific needs, from the very early stages to the later palliative stage of the dementia illness while providing stimulating & therapeutic activities in a homely & comforting environment.

Our vision is to lead the way in dementia care in Ireland through innovation, education and community engagement.

We hold a Quality of Life Butterfly Award from Meaningful Care Matters.  Meaningful Care Matters (MCM) focuses on the development of resilient relationship-centred care shaped by the people living and working with them. We are also part of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Carú Programme focusing on person centred end of life care.

It is widely appreciated that people living with dementia should live at home for as long as possible. But for many people this may no longer be feasible. At St Joseph’s we know that in order to care for the people in the best possible way, we must create a real home for them and for their families. We have moved away from ‘institutional’ or ‘traditional task orientated’ care.

Today, our care is focused on the emotions and feelings of the people we care for, and creating moments that matter! We provide a relaxed home-like feeling in every one of our six lodges, while still looking after their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs, in accordance with the values of St John of God: Hospitality, Compassion, Respect.

St. Joseph’s is currently home to 60 people with dementia and offers 1 person a respite stay for every two weeks, we also welcome 25 people every day to our Day Care Club.

Find out more about Our Vision for St. Joseph’s here

 

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