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
With a BSc in Nursing, a Masters in Mental Health from TCD and a Certificate in Managing People and Health and Safety at Work, Simi brings a wealth of practical experience to her role.
Simi has over 14 years of managerial experience in Ireland, working as Assistant Director of Nursing and as Director of Nursing, and working closely with Alzheimer’s society of Ireland and HSE.
Simi is passionate about dementia specific care with a person-centred approach, holistic approach to care of the older person, and establishing a Positive Work Environment.
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.