Situated in one of Dublin’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, Harold’s Cross, St Glady’s Nursing Home offers a caring, relaxed atmosphere within a vibrant local community.
Just minutes from Dublin city centre in the Mount Argus Parish, St Glady's is a haven of peaceful enjoyment where residents are treated with respect and warmth.
Nearby shops, cafés and lovely parks foster a village feel that residents, relatives and friends appreciate.
St Glady's offers both single and sharing accommodations, with discretion and respect.
Shared rooms offer company, while dividing curtains ensure privacy when needed.
All our residents are encouraged to make themselves at home and personal touches are welcomed.
Every room has a call bell system for safety and convenience.
Director of Nursing - St Glady's
Alyn Joy Lacuesta is the Person In Charge in St Glady’s Nursing Home. Alyn Joy graduated in 2008 as a registered nurse and started to work as a Medical Surgical Nurse for a year in a tertiary private hospital in the Philippines. After a year, she was reassigned to an ObGynae and Paediatric ward looking after post-operative Obs and Gynae patients as well as paediatric patients. Alyn Joy then went to work in Doha and worked in Geriatric Services where she worked for 4 years. Alyn joy has worked with Harvey healthcare, currently Grace Healthcare in Ireland since April 2017. Alyn Joy has a BSc in Nursing and has completed a Course on Managing People in August 2020.
Alyn Joy has experience in a variety of healthcare settings, acute and community. She has the right blend of dedication, competence and compassion needed to make the residents feel valued, cared for and safe, at the same time developed valuable management and leadership skills, who is aware of the importance of change and the need to create an environment which empowers staff.
Director of Nursing
When residents first come to live in St Glady's, we take the time to get to know them. Everything helps to create a picture – from their favourite food to the football team they support. Most of all, we love to learn what interests our residents, because this helps our Activity Coordinator tailor a program that caters to all our residents.
Residents with dementia are treated with respect and inclusion and our team is highly trained to help those residents participate safely and enjoyably.
In addition to the range of programmed activities, which include excursions to nearby places of interest, St Glady's also accommodates a wonderful variety of ad-hoc interests, too, giving residents the freedom to live life at their own pace.
Creating a care plan starts with our resident. Our team works to understand their needs and to deliver their care in a way that respects their dignity, privacy and personal values. Providing person-centred care means learning as much as we can about our resident, and we invite relatives and friends to share in the development of the plan, to make sure it’s the right fit.
Plans are reviewed with the consent of our resident, and adapted to suit changing needs. We welcome questions and conversations about your loved one’s plan, to make sure it keeps offering a safe, healthy approach for them.
Our morning begins with greetings from the lovely staff, always a nice start to the day.
Personal care next, to assist us in getting ready for the day ahead. I always like to look my best!! The staff help me in choosing my outfit for the day and I always like to start my morning with a shower.
Breakfast follows, either in the dining room or in our bedroom, whichever we prefer. I generally like to go to the dining room where I can catch up with my friends, but from time to time, I’ll have breakfast served in my room.
Activities take place in the Lounge/Activity Room, where there are a variety of fun activities on offer. We play bingo, do arts and crafts, have quizzes, play ball games, and listen to music.
My favourite activity is dog therapy. We have a gorgeous dog called Sandy who comes to visit every Thursday. It’s the best part of my week and I always look forward to it.
Tasty refreshments are always on offer, if we feel like having some mid-morning snacks.
Lunch is up next, where we enjoy wholesome meals cooked by the chef, and we enjoy socialising with our dining pals. I really like the food here, and I always clear my plate.
Afternoons offer a choice of siestas, activities, visits from family and friends, walks in the garden, and more refreshments.
When the weather is good, we go on outings to the Botanic Gardens or theatre. We look forward to the Summer for garden parties, and regular walks in the park. Our annual Garden Party and Christmas party are the highlights of my year
After tea we relax and watch TV or enjoy catching up with our pals and the lovely staff, before retiring to our cosy rooms for the night.
- Current resident at St Glady's
Our residents’ spiritual needs are as important to us as their physical and social requirements. St Glady's enjoys the regular visits of ministers, and residents are welcome to request their own arrangements.
Harold’s Cross is situated minutes from Dublin City, but retains a charming village feel. The neighbourhood is well known for its great food, boutique shopping and peaceful parks, and residents enjoying a warm welcome from locals.