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Public Nursing Homes

Under the Health Acts everyone is eligible for a place in a public nursing home and will have to pay certain hospital charges.

Only about 5% of all older people ever need residential or nursing home care.

Residential Care is usually needed after a spell in hospital, where you are ready to leave the general hospital, but not quite well enough yet to manage at home alone.
It can also be the best option when an older person becomes unable to live alone, through illness or disability.
The HSE provides a wide range of services designed to support people in their own homes at these times, but when people do need nursing home care, it can be hard to know what is available and what you are entitled to.

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There are currently 12 registered Nursing Homes in Louth. Our aim is to guide you through a comprehensive list of Nursing Homes/Care facilities/Retirement Villages/Home Care from the comfort of your home.These facilities can be fully reviewed through this website by simply clicking on the relevant buttons.

Nursing Homes in Louth

Name Address Telephone Number Email Address Person In Charge Participation in Fair Deal
Blackrock Abbey Cockle Hill Blackrock Co. Louth 042-9321258 Helen Murphy Yes
Boyne View House Dublin Road Drogheda Co. Louth 041-9837495 Seamus McCaul Yes
Carlingford Nusing Home Old Dundalk Road Carlingford Co. Louth 042-9383993 Brenda O’Kane Yes
Cottage Hospital Drogheda Scarlet Street Drogheda Co. Louth 041-9801100 Geraldine Matthews Yes
Dealgan House Toberona Dundalk Co. Louth 042-9355016 Catriona Hand Yes
Moorehall Lodge Hale Street Ardee Co. Louth 1890-335533 Michael McCoy Yes
St. Mary’s Residential Unit Dublin Road Drogheda Co. Louth 041-9838680 Joanne Percival No
St. Joseph’s Ardee Co. Louth 041-6853304 Eileen Dullaghan No
St. Oliver Plunkett Dublin Road Dundalk Co. Louth 042-9334488 Kay O’Keefe Yes
St. Peter’s Nursing Sea Road Castlebellingham Co. Louth 042-9382106 Eimear Hickey Yes
St. Ursula’s Golf Links Road Bettystown Co. Meath 041-9827422 Jennifer Keenan Yes
Sunhill Blackhall Road Termonfeckin Co. Louth 041-9855200 Elaine Molony Yes


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Places to Flourish

Places to flourish is a development toolkit prepared by the HSE in collaboration with the Netwell Centre (DkIT) and the School of Nursing (University of Ulster). Places to flourish builds on the Older Persons Services National Practice Development Programme and the Teaglach Inititative. The question this resource sets out to address is “how can we positively change the culture of caring and living in residential care settings so that life for residents and staff can continue to grow and flourish.

To access the toolkit please click on the link below

Teaghlach: Moorehall Lodge, Ardee

First as Moorehall Lodge host pre-school

Moorehall Lodge Ardee has become the first nursing home in Ireland to bring pre-school children and senior citizens together to learn and have fun as part of a European intergenerational project. To learn more about the project click here