Strathmore Lodge Nursing Home is a residential care centre situated on the outskirts of Callan in County Kilkenny. Purpose-built, with a warm and homely feel, the nursing home has the comfort of a hotel with the facilities, services and activities of a state-of-the art care centre.
With cosy rooms that embrace each resident’s individuality, we truly offer a home away from home. Strathmore Lodge Nursing Home allows residents to have an independent quality of life thanks to a wide range of supports and social facilities offered in a safe and homely environment. We offer a wide range of services delivered by fully trained, qualified professionals in a friendly and caring manner.
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Whenever we visited Strathmore Lodge we found everyone helpful & friendly at all times.
The staff at Strathmore Lodge Nursing Home are a pleasure to deal with. Mammy has everything she needs and she gets on well with them all.
Words will never be enough to express how very grateful we are for your loving care.
Mother is well cared for in such a lovely welcoming place, a “home from home”.
Thanks for all your kindness and patience.
Thank you for all of your patience, kindness and sense of humour when caring for my mother. She loved living here and wouldn’t have let anywhere else look after her, especially the way you did.
The atmosphere and more importantly the residents are so happy and carefree.
What is it like moving into a Nursing Home?
Moving into residential care can be a difficult and stressful time for all the family. We will work with you to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible, when you move into Strathmore Lodge Nursing Home.
We will become part of your support network and we will encourage you to become part of our extended family. We want you to feel at home with us and will encourage you to bring personal items such as photographs, ornaments and pictures into your room.
How do I go about choosing a nursing home?
The first step in choosing a nursing home starts with finding nursing homes in the most convenient area. In some cases, that may be near your home, but if family members are far away, you may want to consider a nursing home nearer to them. Finding the right nursing home can take some time.
A visit with any nursing home you are considering should be at the top of your ‘choosing a nursing home checklist.’ Make an appointment before you go so you can meet with one of the staff members. It is important to visit nursing homes so you can compare the quality of care, teams and facilities each home offer.
The financial side of nursing care can be overwhelming. There are many financial options available including The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Fair Deal) and we are more than happy to discuss all your options with you.
Can we bring in furniture from our loved one’s home?
Yes. It is important to have familiar surroundings so we encourage residents to hang photos, bring their most cherished possessions and make their room theirs.
Meal times are very important to my loved one. What kind of service do you offer?
We offer three meals a day as well as snacks available throughout the day. The main meal is served at lunch and consists of a choice main course and dessert. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms. If residents wish to eat in their room, we will also take their meals to them.
What exactly does the Fair Deal cover?
The Fair Deal only covers room and board and basic care. It does not cover therapeutic care, medication, aids and appliances; the costs of these are covered by the medical card if the resident is entitled to it. If the older person does not have a medical card, their cost must be covered by the individual or their family.
When can I visit my loved one?
Visitors are welcome at any time during the day. Residents can see their guests in their rooms or make use of any one of our communal lounges and private areas. We also welcome family members part-take of complimentary refreshments with their loved one and encourage family and friends to take residents out when they can.
Is there funding available from Government for nursing home care?
The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Fair Deal) is a new scheme of financial support for people who need long-term care. It replaces the Subvention Scheme which has been in existence since 1993. Under the Fair Deal Scheme, you will make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State will pay the balance. This applies whether the nursing home is public, private or voluntary – it’s your choice.
The Fair Deal is designed to make residential nursing home care:
Is there tax relief available on monies paid for nursing home fees?
Income tax relief is available on fees paid for nursing homes.
You claim tax relief for nursing home fees under the general scheme for tax relief on medical expenses. Tax relief on nursing home fees applies at the highest rate of income tax that you pay.
If you are paying the charges for a nursing home you can claim the tax relief, whether you are in the nursing home yourself or, if you are paying for another person to be there.
Usually, you claim the tax relief at the end of the year but in certain circumstances tax relief may be available in the current year through the PAYE system. See Revenue’s information leaflet IT 6 Medical Expenses Relief.
How long will it take to get the Fair Deal?
At present the waiting time is about 4 to 6 weeks. This is however dependent on individual circumstances. If an individual has a complicated estate, or financial circumstances, or there is a dispute regarding the value of an asset – this may delay the process. It is important to remember that if an individual was admitted to a nursing home from the community before the Fair Deal was in place, then the cost of the nursing home while the Fair Deal Application is being processed will be borne by the older person or their family. If, however, the older person is admitted from a hospital, then HSE may cover this cost so as to free up a hospital bed. It is possible to apply for the scheme before an individual enters the nursing home and in many ways this is preferable as it will give both the older person and or their carer time to choose the correct nursing home.
What is the nursing home allowed to charge for?
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