Our Lodges

St Joseph’s is the largest care home in Ireland that solely cares for people living with dementia, and we aspire to demonstrate excellence in how we look after and care for people living with this very difficult illness.

At St Joseph’s we offer residential and respite care alongside our day care services too.

We are a ‘Butterfly’ Home, a recognised quality of life achievement awarded by Meaningful Care Matters.

We support families and loved ones of people living with dementia, and we enjoy working with the HSE Understand Together , the GENIO supported project Living well with dementia and corporate Ireland to bring awareness about dementia and its impacts to everyday conversation and understanding.

You can keep up to date on all our news HERE.

Click on on any of the Lodge icons below and you will see a video of each Lodge!

Rathmichael Lodge – home to 10 residents

Avoca Lodge – 11 people live in Avoca Lodge

Carrigeen Lodge – home to 13 of our residents

Kilcroney Lodge – where 8 people call home

Glendalough Lodge – a wonderful home to 10 residents

Delgany Lodge – with 10 people living together.

St Joseph’s is a community of people living and working together.  Our team supports people with dementia to live the best quality of life they can within the restrictions their illness brings.

Residents (all of whom are living with dementia) are cared for by staff that are skilled and experienced in all aspects of the complex needs of dementia.

Our lodges are homes for people living with dementia to live, enjoy and socialise, and when necessary to relax and feel calmed. We have created this environment to enable and empower people living with dementia to live active lives.

We must give people living with dementia and their families the best care we can, today and in the future. We promise to work together and use modern sciences, design, care planning innovation and research-proven activities to create the safest, most caring, enjoyable dementia-friendly community we can.

Here are a few people who can tell their own stories about dementia and coming to live at Saint Joseph’s Shankill…..