St Vincent's Care Centre

St Vincent's Care Centre
Co Westmeath

Director of Nursing: Ms. Pauline Lee
Community Services Manager: Ms. Gráne Nic Gabhann

Hiqa Reports

St. Vincent's Care Centre provides long term care to older people in the Westmeath area.

St Vincent’s care centre was built in 1946 and occupies two floors.

It shares the campus with a number of community care facilities including a public health centre, mental health services, an outpatient clinic and an out-of-hours general practitioner (GP) services.

Accommodation is provided for a maximum of 42 residents over 65 years of age requiring long-term and respite care.

The premises are separates into two units, the Sonas unit on the ground floor and the Auburn unit on the first floor.

There is large lift to assist residents and their family with moving from one unit to another.

Each unit has a kitchenette; the Sonas unit has a combined lounge/dining area while these are separate rooms in the Auburn unit.

The oratory is located on the first floor.

St Vincent’s Care Centre is located in Athlone town centre, in County Westmeath.
It is convenient to all amenities including the bus and train station.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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 Dublin Mid Leinster

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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