For even longer stays, Western Alzheimers offers weekly respite breaks at our two residential homes: Marian House in Ballindine and Maryfield in Athenry.

Marian House Respite Home, Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Tel: 094 93 64101

Bright and airy, Marian House is a dedicated short stay 12-bed facility that was the first in Ireland to be planned completely with Alzheimer’s patients in mind. A large ring-shaped walkway in the centre of the house allows guests to walk freely without losing their way.

Maryfield Nursing Home, Athenry,           Co. Galway. Tel: 091 84 4833

Warm and welcoming, Maryfield offers both respite and long-term care to approximately 24 guests. Set on an elevated site, it overlooks historic Athenry and the scenic countryside.

Each home features our trademark “reminiscence gardens,” utilising floral displays, old-fashioned shrubs, and artifacts from earlier days to create safe and familiar surroundings. Guests can sit or stroll with care assistants in the fresh air, enjoying the roses or discussing the historic displays. The gardens are enclosed in an attractive mesh fence that allows guests to observe life on the street and the fields beyond. Guests can watch locals going about their business and feel part of the world around them while remaining safely within the bounds of the garden. Nursing and care staff provide supervision around the clock.

Short Stay Respite is very popular, places are often booked well in advance and availability can vary. For further information on availability and fees please contact us at the location most convenient to you.

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