St. Joseph's Care Centre

St Joseph's Care Centre
Co Longford

Ms Joan Brady Mr Valerie Hand

Tel: 043 33 50132

Hiqa Reports

St. Joseph's Care Centre is a residential care home for elderly people in Longford.

St Josephs Care Centre is a Health Service Executive (HSE) facility that provides accommodation for a maximum of 74 dependent persons.

It provides care to residents from the Longford area who require rehabilitation, respite care, long-term care or who have dementia care or enduring mental health problems.

Two places are allocated for palliative care on an ongoing basis.

A general practice (GP) treatment centre, an outpatient clinic and day-care services are co-located on the site.
The centre was built in three phases between 1968 and 1987 on the site of the old Longford Union workhouse.

It comprises of four units each with their own communal space, bathrooms, toilets and sluice facilities.

The units are named Padro Pio, St. Therèse’s, Our Lady’s and The Lodge, all of which are mixed gender units.

The centre is set in spacious grounds and several areas around the units have been attractively cultivated and made secure to provide safe and interesting outdoor space for residents.

A vegetable garden and recreation area had also been developed as part of intergenerational projects and community initiatives.

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

The centre is located in a residential area on the outskirts of Longford town and is approximately one kilometre from the town centre on the Dublin Road.

It is in close proximately to a large store and local shops.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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