Ní neart go cur le chéileThere 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.