SUNCROFT LODGE NURSING HOME, CO KILDARE

Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home

Suncroft 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 M7 motorway, 10 minutes drive from Newbridge and 15 minutes from Naas and Athy.  

Suncroft Lodge is registered as partaking in the Fair Deal Scheme.

Suncroft Lodge is fully registered with the HSE Mid-Leinster Area and HIQA.  Suncroft Lodge is registered with all the major medical insurance companies including the VHI and Irish Life Health.

A warm welcome awaits you at Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home. You are more than welcome to visit Suncroft Lodge and meet our team. 

Please contact the Director of Nursing Sheila Power in order to arrange a tour.  

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Care Services 

female resident with visitor enjoying a walk in the gadren

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:

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 Suncroft Lodge 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.

 

Convalescent & Post-Operative Rehabilitative Care assists individuals with recuperation and recovery after surgery or serious illness. Suncroft Lodge is well known for this service through our links with our regional acute hospitals including Naas Hospital and the community.

Respite Care is aimed at providing temporary relief to caregivers at home.  Suncroft Lodgehas a long history of providing this service in its local community and with the HSE.

Our commitment

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, dementia 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.

Accommodation

residents bedroom

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.

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.  

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 & Servicesstaff checking records and documentation in the nursing home

  • Full Daily Activities Programme (please see Social Activities below)
  • 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

Catering and Nutritional requirements

Dining 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.

Social Activities

staff playing cards in a recreation room

residents and their friends and families in the garden interacting

Day to day living at Suncroft Lodge is all about our Residents.  We believe a managed social activities programme 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 Programme run by our dedicated Activities Coordinators and staff include the following:

care work smiling with three residents sitting at a table with beautiful pink flowers

  • Aroma therapist
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Art therapy 
  • Movies 
  • Exercises 
  • Gardening
  • 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. 

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Meet the Suncroft Lodge Team

Director of Nursing

Sheila Power R.G.N. is the Director of Nursing at Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home and a native of Kildare.  Sheila has been a nurse for over 14 years and has specialised in care of the elderly for the last 8 years.  Sheila trained in the U.K. and returned to Ireland in 2007 where she took up the position of Director of Nursing at Clover Lodge Nursing Home.  From 2010 to 2014 she was Director of Nursing at Castle Garden Nursing Home, Enniscorthy.  Together with her team of more than 50 staff, Sheila is 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.  Sheila ensures that Suncroft Lodge and its residents and staff play an integral part  in the local community.  

Sheila is supported by a very experienced team of Nurse and Care Staff including Sinead Cronly R.N.I.D. who is the Assistant Director of Nursing.  Dr. Caffrey is the home's G.P.  Brenda Carroll is our Administrator and Mary Shelly is the Head Housekeeper.  

2014 Excellence Ireland Q Mark Awards

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

We were thrilled to announce that Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home was 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.

See some members of the Suncroft Lodge team receiving the award from Minister Richard Bruton. 

2013 NHI Care Awards

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.

VHI Nursing home approved
 

 

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Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home
  • Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home, Co Kildare
  • Suncroft, The Curragh, Co. Kildare.
  • Phone: 045 442951
  • Fax: 045 442952