Respite Care

We currently operate two national respite centres in Ireland

We currently operate two national respite centres in Ireland:

  • The Orchard Respite Centre in Blackrock, County Dublin
  • The Waterman’s Lodge in Killaloe/Ballina on the Tipperary, Clare and Limerick border

These specialist respite centres offer stimulation and activity to the person with dementia in a safe, friendly environment and respite from caring for the caregiver.

Our respite centres provide overnight respite care seven days a week, and 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 access day care or respite care, please click ‘how to access this service’ below for the respite centre you are interested in.


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Waterman's Lodge

How to access the Service

To access respite care services please click on the relevant service below for contact details and referral information.

Respite Care

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The Orchard Respite Centre

The Orchard Respite Centre, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin. A94 N8Y0
Contact: Simi Nelson, Director of Nursing
Phone: 01 278 38 30
Open 7 days a week

Watermans Lodge Respite Care Centre

Waterman's Lodge Care Centre, Ballina/Killaloe, Tipperary, V94 T2K1
Contact: Christina McKenna
Phone: 061 374 888
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