Aras Mhuire Community Nursing Unit

Aras Mhuire Community Nursing Unit
Co Galway
Ms Mary Egan Mr JJ OKane
Tel: 093 24655
Hiqa Reports

Aras Mhuire Community Nursing Unit was built in the 1960s.

It was originally a novitiate for nuns and opened as a centre for older people in 1975.
It is a two-storey building with landscaped gardens, and wheelchair access at the front and rear.

There are residential services for 23 people including two dedicated palliative care places.
Aras Mhuire also provides day-care services for people from the local community who attend from Monday to Friday.

The residents’ communal areas and toilets beside the communal areas are shared with people from day care.

Aras Mhuire Community Nursing Unit is located on the outskirts of Tuam in Co. Galway.
It is within walking distance of the town centre and is approximately 36 kilometres from Galway City.

Information courtesy of HIQA report.

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The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

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