St Francis Community Nursing Unit

St Francis Community Nursing Unit
St Francis Home
Co Galway

Closed by self cancellation

Ms Rose O Connor Mr JJ OKane

Tel: 091 524574

Hiqa Reports

Closed by self cancellation

St. Francis Community Nursing Unit is a single-storey building which opened in 1976 as a welfare home.

As the dependency levels of the residents increased over the years, the unit became a residential centre for older people.

The centre initially had places for 22 residents.

In total there are 20 single rooms and six three-bedded rooms.

Residents have access to a large secure garden.
The building is wheelchair accessible with ramps to the front and rear entrance.
Parking for staff and visitors is to the front of the centre.

The centre is situated on the Newcastle Road beside Galway University.
It is within walking distance of Galway city centre and there is a bus stop opposite the main entrance.

Information courtesy of HIQA report.

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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