At a time of life when compassionate care is critically important, you can trust our team at College View to have the best interests of our residents at heart. Our attractive facility offers generous space, a convenient location and exceptional care in a warm, considerate environment.
Our experienced team specialises in caring for some of the more challenging conditions of ageing, including dementia, alzheimer’s and other mental health disorders. We also welcome residents who are mentally robust and physically active. Our vision is to provide a safe, stimulating and happy home, where everyone has the chance to enjoy life, however they choose.
• 61 single rooms and 4 double rooms
• Several sitting rooms
• Large, comfortable dining rooms
• High quality, locally sourced fresh produce prepared by qualified chefs
• Assistance with meals if required and snack area
• Activities Coordinator
• Daily newspapers on request
• Hairdresser weekly and on request
• Beautician on request
• Chiropody as required
• Visitor’s room
• Arts & Crafts
• Mosaic Pottery
• Card Making
• Music / Singing / Dancing
• Board Games
• Story Telling
• Reminiscence Therapy
• Hand Massage/Nail Care
• Flower Arranging
• Outings to Local Events
Director of Nursing - College View
Jade Emblar Arbo is the Director of Nursing in College View Nursing Home.
Jade holds a BSc degree from Central Philippine University in the Philippines. She trained as an Emergency room, paediatric/paediatric ICU and neonatal nurse mostly in Saudi Arabia. Jade got her Graduate Diploma in Nursing Major in Gerontological Nursing in UCD in 2008. She is proud to be a Dementia Care Coach in line with the FITS (Focused Intervention on Training and Support) programme of the HSE and very passionate in pursuing the delivery of person-centred care. She has a vast knowledge around older person and dementia care following on from her experiences working in several private Nursing Home care facilities progressing from being a staff nurse, senior staff nurse, CNM and ADON, before moving to her current role as DON in College View.
When residents are cared for and comfortable, when they have the right nutrition and a responsive health care plan, we find they have a healthy appetite for activities. Our inhouse Activities Coordinator plans a range of opportunities to suit all levels of abilities, from art classes and singing groups to organised outings and the ever-popular Bingo.
Keeping our residents as fit as possible in mind and body is a priority. Regular chair exercise classes allow everyone to get moving to maintain muscle strength, balance and coordination. Reminiscence therapy is a pleasant and rewarding experience for residents with dementia as they reflect on some of their happy memories.
Making the decision to help your family member move into a home like ours is a difficult turning point in life. Our experienced, compassionate team are here to help make it as easy as possible for you and your family member.
We’ll meet with you and your family member to talk through your situation, your needs and the facilities we offer. We also encourage you to make a full tour of our home and share details of day-to-day life too, to help tailor a plan to meet their needs.
We encourage regular communications with you and your family member and you can rely on our robust and reliable process to ensure any concerns are heard.
I wake up each morning around the same time, 8:30am. I choose to have my breakfast in my bedroom and it arrives at 8:45am. It’s so relaxing having breakfast in bed and listening to the latest local news on the radio.
My mobility is good thankfully so I can get myself dressed but the care assistants always check in to see if I need any help. When I’m ready, I usually take a walk up to the open foyer where I meet some of my friends and enjoy a chat. It’s lovely and relaxing there as they have nice music on in the background. Sometimes I like to just sit and watch the lovely views outside. We are blessed with the scenery here in College View….. green fields, landscaped gardens and lots of nature.
Tasty refreshments are always on offer if we feel like a mid-morning snack such as tea or coffee and a biscuit or a scone.
Lunch is next where we are blessed to have tasty homemade meals served in our open plan dining room which overlooks our lovely gardens. It’s so nice going to the dining room seeing all the familiar faces and hearing any news from fellow residents.
After lunch, I usually go to the main sitting room where there are always plenty of activities taking place. My favourite is the bingo. It’s always good fun and nice to win some lovely prizes too! Other activities I enjoy are painting, craftwork, quizzes, flower arranging and chair aerobics.
Later we are served more refreshments, I usually opt for a bowl of fruit. Then I like to have my tea in my bedroom in the evenings around 5.20pm so I can pop on my slippers and relax. Slowly I get ready for bed while listening to music or chatting to my daughter on the phone.
There are always additional snacks, sandwiches and sweet treats offered before bed but I usually have enough eaten by then. The night staff pop their head in to say hello when they start their shift and wish me a good night’s sleep. When I see them I know it’s 8pm and nearly time for bed. I usually watch the 9 o’clock news before I settle down and have a good night’s sleep in my own comfy bed.
-Current resident in College View
Many of our residents take comfort in spiritual beliefs and our prayer room allows people of all faiths to enjoy quiet, contemplative time whenever they choose. We have a weekly Mass celebrated in the Nursing Home and Ecumenical services throughout the year. We also welcome visits and services from Clergy, ministers and pastors of all other Churches and faiths to College view Nursing Home.
College View Nursing Home is a pleasant walk from Cavan town centre located opposite St Pats College on the Clones road. We are located on some of the Local link bus routes which service the area and access to a number of taxi services within the region.