Watermans Lodge Respite Care Centre
We currently operate one national respite centre in Ireland, Waterman’s Lodge in Killaloe/Ballina on the Tipperary, Clare and Limerick border.
Watch our video about our respite centre below.
Our specialist overnight respite centre offers stimulation and activity to the person with dementia in a safe, friendly environment and respite from caring for the caregiver
This centre provides overnight respite care seven days a week. During the day, residents have access to the Day Care Centre.
We also work with local nursing homes in many counties who have an allocated respite beds for people with dementia. To find out more about this service, please contact your local Alzheimer Society of Ireland day care or home care service manager.
To access day care or respite care please complete and return the referral form to
Christina McKenna, Manager,
Waterman’s Lodge Care Centre, Ballina/Killaloe, Co Tipperary.
Phone: 061 374888 / 086 1033050
About Waterman’s Respite Care Service
Respite care is provided on a 7 day basis and for a specified period of time, usually 1 to 2 weeks. Waterman’s has 9 bedrooms, 6 single and 3 twin, all with en suite facilities. Each of the rooms is designed to assist our guests in finding their way and remembering their own rooms. They are individually color coded, to help guests remember, identified with unique signage and made personal to those in residence. All have nurse call facilities.
We cater for both individuals and couples, with the capacity to provide respite care for up to 11 people at one time, or 9 if all individual guests.
The Respite Care Wing has 2 sitting rooms, both with views out to the front of the centre. One is for evening activities, watching the television, playing cards and just generally keeping occupied. The other is a quiet space, decorated with soft furnishings, which looks out over the bird bath and feeding area of the garden.
For guests with more complex needs, we have a specialist assisted bathroom with large areas for personal care needs.
Respite Care guests can participate in the Day Care activities of Waterman’s, which most do, but can also spend quiet time in their own separate sitting rooms or in their bedrooms as they wish.
There is a per day charge for Respite Care. To avail of Respite Care, please complete the referral form.
Waterman’s Lodge needs the following information:
- Doctor’s confirmation of dementia diagnosis.
- A copy of the medical prescription, with sufficient medication (in its original packaging) to cover the duration of their stay.
- Clearly identified/labelled clothing.
- A Contract of Care (and all supporting documentation) must be completed, covering individual needs, and emergency contact details supplied.
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