St. Peter's Nursing Home is a purpose built home set beautifully in quiet, discreet grounds on the outskirts of Castlebellingham Village, Co. Louth.
In a homely atmosphere, St. Peter’s provides high quality individualised care, along with courteous, understanding, and friendly attention enabling our Residents to enjoy a high quality of life. The mission of the management and staff at St. Peter’s is to meet the needs of our Residents by providing them with the highest level of person centred care and service.
This purpose built, state-of-the-art facility is luxuriously furnished to provide a comfortable home for it residence. The building is designed to ensure all residents have a view of the courtyard or landscaped gardens where residents and guests can stroll in safety and privacy.
*St. Peters is registered as partaking in the Fair Deal Scheme.
Our commitment to continuous improvement means our Residents benefit from an ongoing quality programme, one that is person centred and quality of life driven. St. Peter’s has been awarded the Excellence Ireland Quality of Care Standard for Nursing Homes and the Q Mark Irish Nursing Home of the Year Award.
St. Peter's is fully registered with the HSE Dublin North East Area and HIQA. St. Peter’s is registered with all the major medical insurance companies including the VHI and Irish Life Health.
Please feel free to arrange a tour or call our Director of Nursing Tony Hart, on 042 9382106.
In a homely atmosphere, St. Peter’s provides high quality individualised care, along with courteous, understanding, and friendly attention enabling our Residents to enjoy a high quality of life.
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 St. Peter’s your home with the added support of the care we offer.
At St. Peter’s we offer long-term residential nursing care, specialised dementia care, convalescence, and respite short stay.
We provide long term care for Residents in private accommodation with special attention paid to a continuation of lifestyles of each individual person. Our aim is to ensure we become a new home for our Residents.
Dementia / Alzheimer’s Care – At St. Peter’s we have designed our home to have a frail elderly and dementia friendly environment in line with the recommendations of the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre. We provide our Residents with formal nursing care plans, help with the activities of daily living (ADL’s), and personalised care designed to offer Residents as much mental and memory stimulation as possible. All our staff have received the latest certified training in how to provide person centred care and support for our residents with dementia, ensuring they are treated with the care and support they need to live a long and fulfilled life. Therefore, we work with our Residents’ and their families to get to know them and familiarise ourselves with their past life, experiences, passions, preferences and most importantly what is important to them and their loved ones now.
Caisleán Residence: Newly built in 2017 this is a 20 bed dementia specific residence for those Residents with specific complex care needs related to their dementia. Caisleán has its own specifically designed dementia bedrooms, ensuites, lounge, and dining room and a dementia friendly sensory garden.
All our staff at St. Peters have received specialised Dementia Training in order to provide the highest standard of care to our Residents with dementia including Alzheimers.
Convalescent & Post-Operative Rehabilitative Care assists individuals with recuperation and recovery after surgery or serious illness. St. Peter’s is well known for this service through our links with our regional acute hospitals and the community.
Respite Care is aimed at providing temporary relief to caregivers at home. St. Peter’s has a long history of providing this service in its local community and with the HSE.
Location / finding us
The home is situated within walking distance of the local shops, post office and church. St. Peters is 15 minutes from Dundalk and Ardee and 20 minutes from Drogheda. It is served by good public transport and we have ample car parking available.
As St. Peter’s is a purpose built single storey 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 have fitted bespoke furniture and a wireless call system. All bedrooms 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 three double rooms available.
St. Peter’s has level access and all bedrooms enjoy a garden or courtyard 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. Residents are encouraged to bring their own personal effects to St. Peter’s in order to personalise their rooms.
The home has been designed as a frail elderly and dementia friendly environment in accordance with recommendations from the University of Stirling’s Dementia Development Centre including bedroom and ensuite design, small cosy lounges and dining rooms, specialised lighting, signage and sensory gardens.
Our Caisleán Residence has been designed specifically for those Residents with complex care needs that are recognised as occurring during the journey of dementia.
At St. Peter’s we have two patio gardens, and a dementia friendly courtyard garden with external dining available. We also have a specifically designed sensory garden which allows residents leave the home and yet enjoy the security of our campus.
Among the facilities available we have a hairdressing salon, an oratory, a treatment room and a visitor’s room. We provide a full complimentary laundry service.
St. Peters offers accommodation for 69 residents in single and double rooms
Small homely atmosphere
Single storey building offering superb ease of access throughout
Generous sized individual rooms with ensuite bathrooms
Wireless call system and private telephone
Superbly finished with bespoke furniture
All rooms have telephone and television
All rooms have level access with garden or court yard aspect
Full in house laundry service
Facilities & Services
24 Hour G.P. Cover from Blackrock Medical Centre
Community dental, optical and chiropody can be accessed on request
Full Daily Activities Programme (see Social Activities below)
Daily clergy visit and regular Mass
In house physiotherapist available on a consultative basis.
Monthly residents/relatives meeting
Quarterly resident/family newsletter
Catering and Nutritional Requirements
Dining in St. Peter’s is a social experience to look forward to and be enjoyed by all. Our catering service is provided in conjunction with Campbell Bewley catering. Pat, our award winning chef, prepares 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 meal or a varied three course dinner. There is a choice available everyday and the dishes we prepare reflect and include the likes and requests of our residents.
St. Peter's provides 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.
At St. Peter’s the managed social activities programme plays a key role in ensuring our residents maintain a happy outlook. We endeavor to provide as wide a range of activities as possible to cater for physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the residents.
Art Therapy with a local artist
External trips to local events / concerts etc.
St. Peter’s also has daily visits by local clergy visits and regular mass.
Meet the St. Peter's Team
Director of Nursing
Tony Hart R.G.N. is the Director of Nursing at St. Peter’s Nursing Home. Tony is a qualified nurse and has worked in various acute hospitals and managed in a number of leading nursing homes. Tony and his team of more than 40 staff are dedicated to the St. Peter’s vision of ‘meeting the needs of our residents by providing them with the highest level of person centered care and service’. Tony and his team pride themselves on the successful links between St. Peters and the local community.
At St. Peters we know that we distinguish ourselves through our Continuous Education Programme that our staff go through annually, so that we can continue to provide the highest levels of care. We strive to provide a Resident centred approach to our care provision and care planning. All our Staff are trained in person centred dementia care through extensive dementia care training and education.
Our team of Medical Doctors from Blackrock Medical Centre provide regular weekly visits and we have an on-call system in place. Residents have the freedom to keep their own GP if they so choose.
Tony is supported by a very experienced team of nursing and care staff.
Yvonne McDonald R.G.N. is our Clinical Nurse Manager & PPIM.
Karen Dodril is our Administrator and Eileen Mulligan is our Head Housekeeper.
2016 Q Mark Awards
St. Peter's Nursing Home has been shortlisted for the Excellence Ireland Q Mark Irish Nursing Home of the Year Award 2016.
2013 NHI Care Awards
We were delighted to announce that St. Peter's Mairead McGuinness R.G.N. won the Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) Registered Nurse of The Year Award.
2011 National Award
Mary Moran, Senior Carer at St. Peters, was awarded All Ireland Nursing Home Carer of the Year 2011, at the Nursing Home Ireland Annual Awards. Mary has worked at St. Peter since it opened 10 years ago.
2010 National Award
St. Peter's Nursing Home was awarded the Excellence Ireland Q Mark Irish Nursing Home of the Year 2010 at an awards ceremony at the Burlington hotel. St. Peter's was the first Louth home to win this pretigious award.