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There is no strength without unity - Dromcollogher Respite Centre was built by the people, for the people, is community owned and community driven.


Dromcollogher & District Respite Care Centre is a purpose-built single storied twenty bed residence. It was established by huge voluntary local community effort in conjunction with various statutory bodies and many generous donors to help meet a growing need in our society.

The Centre provides temporary care for older people within the general catchment area of County Limerick and North Cork.

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Appetizing and wholesome foods are prepared daily to meet the nutritional and dietary needs of residents. Residents are encouraged to avail of the dining room for dinner and supper. Light refreshments are available at all times.


Twenty four hour care is provided by registered nurses, care assistants, auxiliary and administrative staff. The centre is managed professionally, supported by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart and the Poor Servants of the Mother of God. There is an active voluntary management committee and other volunteers.

The Centre works in conjunction and in cooperation with all other health agencies within the area and directly with residents’ doctors in regard to prescribed medicines etc. Local General Practitioners or Shannondoc are on call to residents as required. Communication with and outreach to families and caregivers is integral to our philosophy.
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Pastoral Care

Each person’s individual spirituality is respected. Weekly celebration of Mass is available on Saturdays and special days. Daily Mass from the local Church is relayed to the centre and may be availed of. Prayer together and Eucharistic service is available daily.

Other religious denominations are facilitated by their own pastors. The oratory provides a place for personal, quiet and reflective moments as and when required. Anointing of the sick is celebrated regularly or as the need occurs. Our local priest maintains regular contact, in addition to the pastoral care of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Poor Servants of the Mother of God.

Outreach to families: we visit and support families in times of serious illness, loss and bereavement as well as visiting to celebrate their joyous events.

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Social Activities

Residents are encouraged and helped to interact with one another and participate in appropriate activities to enhance their quality of life whilst addressing their individual needs and always respecting their individuality and personal dignity.

Appropriate activities and stimulation are fundamental to the happiness, well-being and quality of life of residents. These include: live music sessions, storytelling, dancing, social evenings, communal reading, television, visiting including interaction with the local community and walks in our gardens. Family and friends are encouraged to become involved. The ongoing improvement of services and facilities for the benefit of residents is always a priority.
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