Nursing Homes Kildare
warm welcome awaits you at Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home.
Lodge is a purpose built home set beautifully in discreet grounds
on two acres in Suncroft
Village, The Curragh, Co.
Kildare. The home is situated within walking distance of the local shops, post
office and church. Suncroft Lodge is 6 km’s off the Dublin / Kildare motorway and 10 minutes
drive from Newbridge and 20 minutes from Naas and Athy.
The mission of the management and staff at Suncroft Lodge is to meet the needs of our Residents by providing them with the highest level of person centred care and service.
In a homely atmosphere, Suncroft Lodge provides high quality individualised care, along with courteous, understanding, and friendly attention enabling our Residents to enjoy a high quality of life.
At Suncroft Lodge we offer long-term residential nursing care, convalescence, and respite short stay. Our vibrant community brings an enjoyable and caring atmosphere to the next phase of life. All our Residents have the right to privacy and are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. This total caring concept is planned in such a way as to encompass the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of our Residents at all times. Our aim is to make Suncroft Lodge your home with the added support of the services we offer.
Our commitment to continuous improvement means our Residents benefit from an ongoing quality programme, one that is person centred and quality of life driven. Suncroft Lodge has been awarded the Excellence Ireland Quality of Care Standard for Nursing Homes. In 2009 Suncroft Lodge was awarded the Excellence Ireland Q Mark Irish Nursing Home of the Year 2009 and has been nominated in every year since.
You are more than welcome to visit Suncroft Lodge and meet our team. Please contact the Director of Nursing in order to arrange a tour.
Suncroft Lodge is fully registered with the HSE Mid-Leinster Area and HIQA. The home is also approved by the VHI, Laya Healthcare and Aviva Health.
2014 Excellence Ireland Q Mark Awards
We are thrilled to announce that Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home has being awarded the Q Mark Irish Nursing Home the Year 2014 at an awards ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel in Dublin on September 27th last. Congratulations to Glenda and all her team.
Please see the picture of some members of the Suncroft Lodge team receiving the award from Minister Richard Bruton.
2014 Q Mark AwardsWe are delighted to announce that Suncroft Lodge has been
shortlisted for the Q Mark Irish Nursing Home of the Year Award 2014.
The awards ceremony will be held at the end of September and fingers
crossed Suncroft Lodge can be successful.
2013 NHI Care Awards
We are delighted to announce that Antoinette Kane was nominated as Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) Ancillary Worker Award 2013. Antoinette runs our laundry service at Suncroft and is an indispensible member of our team.
As Suncroft Lodge is a purpose build home meticulous thought has gone into its design so as to provide our Residents with high degrees of privacy and comfort. Our superbly finished bedrooms are fitted with bespoke furniture, a wireless call system and have private telephone points.
All rooms are ensuite and have been designed to afford easy access and facilitate assisted showering. While the majority of our rooms are single, we also have a number of double rooms available. Residents are encouraged to bring their own personal effects to Suncroft Lodge in order to personalise their rooms.
Suncroft Lodge is set over two floors with level access and all bedrooms enjoy a garden aspect. The home is designed to provide “small group” environments and we have various lounges and dining rooms within the home. We want our Residents to benefit from a cosy and safe ambience.
We have a large landscaped sensory garden area for Residents to enjoy, relax, garden, or exercise.
Among the facilities available we have a hairdressing salon, visitor’s room, oratory and smoking room if required. We provide a full complimentary laundry service.
Facilities & Services
- Full Daily Activities Program, please Social Activities
- In- house hairdressing
- Full 24 Hour G.P. cover
- Regular visits by local priest and a weekly mass.
- Community Dental, Optical and Chiropody can be accessed on request.
- In-house Physiotherapist
- Therapeutic massage
- Residents Committee and Relatives Forum
- Quarterly resident/family newsletter
Care Services Suncroft Lodge offers a wide range of services and activities. We have an experience and superbly trained team of people.
Our range of services cover all long term and short term care requirements for our residents. We provide a range of services to meet individual needs such as:
Catering and Nutritional requirementsDining in Suncroft Lodge is a social experience to look forward to and be enjoyed by all. Our catering service is provided in conjunction with Campbell Bewley teams of experienced chefs preparing menus which comprise of fresh, seasonal ingredients so that every meal is not only nutritious but also looks great and tastes delicious. It is important that our residents eat what they like, whether a lovely wholesome tasty shepherd's pie, or a gourmet delight of beef stroganoff. The dishes we prepare reflect and include the likes and requests of our residents.
We pride ourselves on offering a balanced, nutritious diet using fresh, quality local ingredients, to meet all our residents' preferences and their specific dietary needs. All our food is prepared by our excellent team of highly trained chefs.
We provide residents with a choice of homemade dishes and freshly baked goods each day which residents can choose to take in the dining room or, if they prefer, in the comfort of their own room.
View Sample Menu
Day to day living at Suncroft Lodge is all about our Residents. We believe a managed social activities program plays a key role in ensuring our Residents live their life to the full in their home from home. We endeavor to provide as wide a range of activities as possible over seven days to cater for physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the residents.
The Activities Program run by our dedicated Activities Coordinators and staff include the following:
- Aroma Therapist
- Reminiscence Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Craft demonstrations
- Bingo, Board Games & Wii
- External Trips to local areas of interest, theatres, shopping etc.
- Card games
- Pet Therapy Visit
- Regular Live Musical Entertainment
- Theatre Drama Groups
- Newspaper are delivered daily
- Sonas Sessions and other dedicated communication sessions for those Residents with dementia.
We hold a weekly Mass and there are regular visits by our Parish Priest.
Many of our activities create bonds between our Residents and Staff. We strive to take into account personal interests and hobbies where possible.
Meet the Suncroft Lodge Team
Director of Nursing:Glenda Panes R.G.N. is the Director of Nursing at Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home. Glenda has been a nurse for over 17 years and has specialised in care of the elderly for the last 9 years including the Mater Hospital in Dublin. Glenda has been an integral part of Suncroft Lodge since 2002 and has been Director of Nursing since 2007. Glenda holds a higher Diploma in Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology. Together with her team of more than 50 staff who are dedicated to the Trinity Care’s mission of ‘meeting the needs of our residents by providing them with the highest level of person centered care and service. Glenda plays ensures that Suncroft Lodge and its residents and staff play an integral part in the local community.
Glenda is supported by a very experinced team of Nurse and Care Staff including Sinead Cronly R.N.I.D. who is the Assistant Director of Nursing.
Dr. Caffrey is the homes G.P.
Brenda Carroll is our Administrator and Marion Hayden is the Head Housekeeper.
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