DEMENTIA care for the elderly in Co Clare has been boosted by the official opening of the county’s first specialist Memory Care Centre in Kilrush Nursing Home by RTE Legend Marty Morrissey.

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Operated by one of the country’s largest and leading providers of elderly care, Mowlam Healthcare, the dedicated Memory Care Centre, with specialist dementia trained clinical/care team, provides high-quality dementia care to enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss and cognitive impairment. Mowlam’s person-centred Memory Care programme is built around a deep understanding of residents’ individual needs and wishes.

Mowlam Healthcare currently operates 26 nursing homes around the country including specialist Memory Care Centres in Wexford, Galway, and Limerick. Their unique Memory Care model of person-centred specialist care was developed to ease the symptoms of dementia for an enhanced quality of life and empower individuals through the appropriate therapy. The Centre is contributing to the ongoing enhancement of care for residents of Kilrush Nursing Home and giving peace of mind to families knowing that a loved one is receiving expert care, attention, stimulation and support in a secure and compassionate community.

Kilrush Memory Care Centre’s dementia-friendly environment and décor has been designed with all the comforts of home for those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, with a culture built around personal value. The dementia-friendly environment helps residents remain independent and socially engaged in comforting and dignified surroundings.

Executive Chairman of Mowlam Healthcare Pat Shanahan said:

“We are delighted to be able to open this specialist Memory Care Centre for those living with dementia in the West Clare community – a key investment into Clare’s healthcare infrastructure. The Centre offers both short term respite care and long term care. I would like to sincerely thank our Director of Nursing, Carmel Kelly, and her dedicated staff for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm to this unique facility”.

Director of Nursing Carmel Kelly added:

“I am so proud to be part of the Memory Care Centre journey in Kilrush. It’s a new concept for the area and will provide much-needed specialist care for people living with dementia. This is a caring, bright and welcoming facility staffed by a highly trained and compassionate team of people. I and my team are available to meet and tour this amazing facility with family and friends.”