Formerly the Galway Oyster Hotel we have transformed the property in to a “home from home” offering every comfort possible. The home is laid out with several areas for residents to either quietly relax or enjoy watching the movement of people around the town to include shoppers at Aldi, children being dropped off and collected from school and persons going about their business on the Main street. Day rooms include the living room, orangery, snug, dining rooms not to mention further day rooms and dining rooms and terraces at each floor. A residents kitchen is also available for their use for tea, coffee and light snacks as well as being designed to cater for those requiring rehabilitation after accidents, surgery etc.
A fabulous age friendly /dementia friendly outdoor sensory garden has been designed by Tom Grey of Trinity College in conjunction with Newtown Saunders Landscape architects who have recently won the Silver Medal at Bloom Garden show held annually at the Pheonix Park in Dublin. Other garden areas and outdoor terraces have also been professionally designed to enhance the daily lives of residents. Tom Grey has worked extensively on many projects on dementia friendly design to include dwellings and hospitals within Ireland. The Sterling University audit tool has also been extensively used to design the building to be age friendly.
All 42 bedrooms contain full en-suite facilities and are large in size at approximately 20 sq metres far exceeding HIQA guidelines at 12.5 sq metres. All bedrooms are single occupancy providing independence and comfort for residents.
Day rooms and dining room options are in abundance at all floors. Communal areas for residents are in abundance and well in excess of HIQA standards and indeed surpass most care homes. Residents have the option of remaining in quiet rooms or socialising in various rooms of different sizes with different groups. There is an onsite hairdressing room, oratory, full commercial kitchen, separate residents kitchen, nurses stations, nurse call system, selection of modern well designed age friendly outdoor areas with independent access , areas for activities etc. We have endeavoured to make all spaces homely in nature and fitted out with the finest of furniture and fittings.