Day Care Services
Our Day Care Service provides an invaluable service for enabling older people to stay in their own homes, which is their stated preference. We are committed to promoting the independence of our clients, personally, medically, psychologically, socially and spiritually and we advocate continuous quality improvements of their lives to the fullest extent possible.
Improving Health And Wellbeing
This service aims to improve the mental health, general well-being and quality of life of those who avail of it. It alleviates social isolation and maintains the intergenerational balance in local communities.
It operates Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The cost associated with this service is as follows:
1 day per week – €8
2 days per week – €15
3 days per week – €24
4 days per week – €30
We have our own minibus that transports people from the town each day and services the following rural areas:
- Monday: Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Clontuskert
- Tuesday: Taughmaconnell, Moore, Clonfad
- Wednesday: Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Clontuskert
- Thursday: Kilconnell, Aughrim, Cappatagle
Any older person who has their own transport can also avail of the day service.
Here at Ballinasloe Social Services we accept referrals for our day care services from GP’s, Public Health Nurses, Social Workers and Family members or carers.
Public Health Nurses
Family / Carer
There are 2 Registered Nurses on duty and a comprehensive nursing assessment of health needs and development of a plan of care is carried out. A loyal group of volunteers give of their time on a rota basis and are involved in all aspects of the Centre’s life. Students from both second and third level instutitions carry out their placements in this facility.
Activities In The Centre
- Community Music every Tuesday afternoon
- Exercise programmes (with the help of Galway County Council, Go 4 Life and Galway Sports
- Partnership/Sport Ireland funding)
- Card playing
- Arts and crafts
- Arts classes (with the help of Galway Roscommon Education Training Board (GRETB)
A Chiropodist provides a clinic in the Day Centre on a monthly basis for over 65s in the Ballinasloe area. Appointments are given on a three-monthly rotation. Please call us on 090 96 43217 to arrange an appointment.
Supported And Thanks To
The Day Service is supported by Galway Rural Development in the supply of workers from the RSS and Tus schemes. We have opened a new Dining Area for the Centre and gratitude is extended to Galway County Council for its grant and to Ballinasloe Cycling Club, Ballinasloe Folk Choir and Creagh National School for fundraising for this project.
We also upgraded our bathroom facilities recently, and again thanks is expressed to Galway County Council for awarding us a grant under the Communities Enhancement Scheme 2018.
We have also recently upgraded our kitchen facilities and our deepest gratitude is expressed to Maureen O’Connell Fund for their financial support in this project.
Training for Employment Community Employment Scheme for Admin personnel.
Donations And Support
Ballinasloe Social Services is a charity, registered with the Charity Regulator. Our Registered Charity Number (RCN) is 20025717. We are also registered with the Revenue Commissioners as a charity (CHY 10149).
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