St. Brendan’s Community Nursing Unit, Loughrea

New CNU St Brendans

St. Brendan’s Community Nursing Unit overlooking the lake of Loughrea is a new purpose built residential care facility for older people opened in September 2011.  The building consists of 100 beds, located between 4 care areas; Sliabh Aughty and Crannogs on the upper floor, Knock Ash and Cooreen on the ground floor. Coorheen provides care for people with dementia.   Accommodation consists of single rooms and a small number of double rooms, many enjoying a view of the lake. All care areas have access to secure, sensory gardens. Day Care facilities are provided in Seven Springs Day Centre.

St Brendans Community Nursing Unit
Lake Road
Co. Galway
Tel: 091 871200

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Residential Care

The transition from home to a nursing home can be stressful for both the resident and their family alike. That is why at St Brendan's Community Nursing Home we aim to provide all the luxuries of home in a relaxed, friendly environment with a professional modern medical care system. We encourage families to personalise their room to make it a home away from home.

Dementia Care

St Brendans CNU provides care for people with dementia in a safe and caring environment supported by an experienced multi-disciplinary team.

Convalescent and Respite Care

The recovery after an acute illness can sometimes be hard to endure and that is why we provide the option for people to avail or our short term stay programme following an admission to hospital. The duration of the stay may only be for a few short weeks, but it encourages a speedy recovery by providing the nursing care required in an environment dedicated to care.

Day Care

The Day Care facility is available seven days a week which includes a comprehensive activity programme and all meals.

Activity Programmes

St Brendans C.N.U. provides a comprehensive and varied therapeutic and recreational activity programme within the centre such as:
Art, Bingo, Music, Crafts, Computers, Quiz's, Day trips and outings are arranged on a regular basis. A trip to the hairdressing salon within St Brendan's Unit can feel like an outing in itself. Mass is celebrated 4 days per week in the prayer room and residents can visit the prayer room at any time for a quiet moment of prayer. 

Open visiting and family involvement is encouraged. Tea and coffee making facilities are available to visitors and residents in our newly furnished visitors room. 'The Parlour'

Seven Springs Day Centre Gardening Therapy Project in conjunction with the Occupational Therapy Department

A beautiful display of all the hard work of our Gardening enthusiasts from St Brendan's C.N.U. carried out while overlooking a stunning view.


Mission Statement

Provide a home from home atmosphere in a safe and happy environment, by ensuring the resident is treated with dignity and respect.

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