Help & Advice
At Bartra Healthcare we recognise the benefit of resident’s personalising their own bedroom space. Our nursing homes foster a “home from home” ethos. Bringing personal items from home therefore, including small items of furniture, is welcomed and encouraged.
This can be a commonly held misconception. Residents who come to our nursing homes tend to thrive and regain elements of their independence that they have lost while living in the community. The environment within our nursing homes encourages individuality and self-awareness and one of our objectives is to promote the greatest possible independence of each resident.
Visitors are welcome at any time. However we would ask that visitors try to avoid visiting at unsocial hours in order to avoid disturbing the peaceful enjoyment of the nursing homes by other residents. For the avoidance of doubt, unsocial hours would be considered to be between 10pm and 9 am.
Maintaining links with familiy, friends and community is a very important aspect of everyone’s life. Continuing to socialise with friends and familiy members is seen by Bartra as something to be encouraged while always retaining safety of our residents as a priority.
Each resident in a Bartra Healthcare nursing home is entitled to choose their own GP while a resident in the nursing home. If your current GP is unable to continue to look after your medical needs due to geographic or other reasons, then you will be given a list of local GPs to choose from for your continued care.
Being active is good for the body and for the mind. In each of our nursing homes we have a dedicated Activities Co-Ordination Team who will discuss the various options available with each resident. The list of activities provided in each Bartra Healthcare nursing home is extensive. Please refer to our website for further details or contact our information desk.
Income tax relief is available on fees paid for nursing home care. You can claim the tax relief whether you are in the nursing home yourself or whether you are paying the fees for someone else. Tax relief on nursing home fees applies at the highest rate of income tax that you pay.
There is a financial support scheme available to assist with the cost of nursing home care. The scheme is commonly known as the “Fair Deal” scheme. Application for the scheme must be made through the Health Servce Executive. You can download the information booklet here.
In Bartra Healthcare, a member of our nursing team will talk to you about what you want and do not want. You will have control over your care and be involved in all decisions as they arise. You can appoint a family member or friend to help you make decisions along with our support .
How Can We Help?
Please contact our professional care team at Bartra to use their expertise to guide you and to help you to make that choice easier and less stressful.