Our Internal Activities / Services

In addition to 24-hour nursing care, and in order to enhance the care provided and enable you to fulfil your personal social and psychological needs, the following services and activities are available within Millrace Nursing Home.

There are two dedicated activities coordinators in Millrace Nursing Home, who plan and facilitate activity programmes, dictated by the residents’ wishes, needs and interests. There is an activities schedule in place which is reviewed daily and motivated by suggestions from the residents. The activities schedule is also influenced by weekly themes, based on current events, sporting occasions or by seasonal celebrations. We are responsive to the choice of our residents in relation to the types of activities in which they would like to participate and strive to meet their physical, social and psychological needs. Indoor and outdoor activities are provided, such as a variety of games, exercise classes, musical entertainment, gardening, baking, flower arranging, exercise class, quiz sessions, poetry, story-telling, reminiscence groups, movie afternoons, walks in the gardens, newspaper reading ball games and card games. We also arrange regular outings and day trips. Millrace Nursing Home celebrates national and local events. Individual as well as group activities are encouraged and residents are encouraged to teach and pass on skills they have learnt, for example baking and card games. Millrace Nursing Home actively encourages involvement from the local community; this includes the local library, local schools, Religious Groups, musicians etc.

Recreational Activities

The following Recreational Activities are available at Millrace Nursing Home on a weekly basis

  • Mass

  • Church of Ireland Minister

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Exercise to Music

  • Gardening

  • Knitting

  • Bingo

  • Sonas

  • TV/ DVDs/ CDs

  • Movie Night
  • Live Music

  • Viewing all major sporting events

  • Newspapers

  • Mobile Shop

  • Transportation

  • Skype/ Facetime

  • Wifi

Therapeutic Activities

Hairdresser: Every second Thursday or as requested, Appointment required, Cost Incurred

Barber: As required, Cost incurred

Beauty Therapy: Referral, Cost incurred

Chiropody: Every three weeks, Cost Incurred

Physiotherapy: Weekly, Cost Incurred (arrangement in place for private physio at a cost)

Speech & Language Therapy: Referral, Cost Incurred

Optician: Referral, Medical Card

Dentist: Referral, Medical Card

Occupational Therapy: Referral, Cost Incurred and other costs may be incurred if specific items required

Dietician: Referral, No Cost

Audiology: Referral, Medical Card

Reflexology: Referral, Cost Incurred

Pharmacy Charges – per Medication item – €2.50 to a maximum of 25 Euros monthly for those residents under 70 years. For over 70 years, it is €2 per item up to a maximum of €20.

Non-Medical card holders – cost as priced