Aras McDara Community Nursing Unit

Aras Mac Dara
Aras McDara Community Nursing Unit
Co Galway

Ms Mary Curran Mr JJ OKane

Tel: 091 595204/091 869 016

Hiqa Reports

Aras Mhic Dara is a single-storey building which opened in 1978 as a welfare home.

It developed into a residential centre for older people as the dependency levels of residents increased.

A twenty-bedded extension was added in 1998.

The centre provides long and short-term residential care, including palliative care and short-term respite care to the local community.

There are 55 places in the centre.

Aras Mhic Dara also provides palliative care and short term respite care to local people. There is a day care service on week days.

The centre has a secure garden with seating with a water feature and a second garden used for growing vegetables, which can be viewed from the day room

Aras Mhic Dara is wheelchair accessible with ramps to the front entrance.

There is car parking for staff and visitors to the front and side of the building.

Information courtesy of HIQA report.

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Residential Care Inspections

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To get further information from HIQA:
Call the advice line: 021 240 9660
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address:
The Office of the Chief Inspector,
Health Information and Quality Authority,
Social Services Inspectorate, 1301 City Gate,
Mahon, Cork.

Public Bed Register: HSE West

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What is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme?

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

The HSE will pay the rest, if any, of the costs of their care in designated public and approved private nursing homes covered under the scheme. People can choose care in any of the nursing homes included in the scheme provided that the nursing home can cater for the person's particular needs and that it has a place available for the person.

As the budget for this scheme is fixed each year, at times a waiting list for financial support may be in place