Phone: 01 278 38 30
Simi Ann Nelson,
Director of Nursing
The Orchard Respite Centre provides specialist respite care for people with dementia and cognitive impairment. The centre is run by Mowlam Healthcare in collaboration with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Health Services Executive (HSE).
The Orchard Respite Centre is open to people with dementia anywhere in Ireland. We offer specialist care for up to 11 clients at a time, on a seven-day basis and for a specified period of time, usually one to two weeks.
This specialist residential dementia respite centre offers weekly stays for persons with dementia in a safe, friendly environment with stimulating activities. This provides a short break from caring for the caregiver and also for the person with dementia. The centre has a team of registered nurses and dedicated care assistants and ancillary staff that provide help and support to a high standard.
Clients’ needs are central to everything we do. Our focus is firmly on the individual and on providing a place to live with dignity, comfort and grace.
We are very proud of our homely and welcoming atmosphere at The Orchard Respite Centre and would be delighted to show you around so that you can experience it for yourself.
We ensure our clients with dementia make a smooth transition to residential care.
Individual Person-Centred Care Plans
Our memory care programme is built around understanding each individual and all aspect of their lives. Knowing that memory loss affects each resident differently, our teams are trained to value and respect each client and provide personalised care that they respond to positively.
Filled with compassion and patience, our care team of skilled professionals are highly experienced and trained in the provision of specialist dementia care. Our nurses and carers are supported by a team of experienced and knowledgeable clinical leaders.
At The Orchard we are committed to enhancing the quality of life of all our respite clients by providing high-quality, person-centred care in a purpose built facility.
Our clients enjoy a variety of first-class, nutritious food and they can participate in a range of scheduled activities, based on their expressed interests and preferences.
Our Guiding Principles are:
- Preserving dignity
- Nurturing the whole person
- Celebrating individuality
- Enable freedom of choice
- Encouraging independence
- Involving family & friends
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
The ASI is the national leader in advocating for and providing dementia-specific supports and services and each year the organisation provides more than one million hours of community-based dementia-specific care throughout Ireland.
Championing Quality of Life for Our Residents
We Listen. We Care.
We Listen. We Care.
We promote choice at all times and do everything we can to enable our residents to enjoy a full life
Therapies & Activities
Patients have varying needs, depending on their medical condition, and our experienced care team includes a fully trained team of nurses, healthcare assistants physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech and language therapists, working together to help patients make a full and speedy recovery.
Nutrition and Dietary Health
Two Assisted Bathrooms
We have a large enclosed secure garden which includes a sensory garden and orchard with apple trees. We also have two raised beds where we grow fruit and vegetables planted by our clients.
There are interesting walkways, bird feeders and a patio area where on a fine day we have barbeques or just relax and enjoy the good weather.
We’re here to help
We are very proud of our homely and welcoming atmosphere at The Orchard and would be delighted to show you around so that you can experience it for yourself.
For further details or to arrange a visit contact:
The Orchard Respite Centre
Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin
01 278 38 30
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