HERE ARE SOME OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER AT KILDARE DAY CARE CENTRE
We have a qualified and experienced caterer who operates out of a professional kitchen and provides food of exceptionally quality and variety every day.
We start the day with breakfast and continue with a tasty hot lunch. The menu has variety and we cater for different taste buds and requirements. We offer a home delivery service of a hot meal to those that are unable to come to the centre. Afternoon tea is served before the clients leave for the day. These healthy tasty meals reduce the need for cooking in the home.
Our mini bus was funded by the national lottery and is accessible for our clients. Our driver will collect the clients each morning and bring them home when the day is done and there is no extra cost for this.
We offer a variety of activities for our clients and value their input into what they want to participate in. Our musically entertainment is always fun and popular. We have classes in art, craft and flower arranging. Our board games and bingo are always competitive and so much fun. We have spiritual advisors that are regular visitors to the centre. We also have a keen ‘jigsaw making’ group that have a lot of patience.
We can collect client prescriptions and do some grocery shopping during the day while they are in the centre.
We offer a hairdressing and also chiropody services in our specially designed treatment rooms. We have an accessible wet room which is at the disposal of our clients should they wish to use it. Our bathrooms are recently refurbished and fully accessible.
We organise days out during the year and they are so popular we almost always have a full minibus going. We have visited gardens, gone out for lunch, attended shows and enjoyed each and every trip.
Our clients love to have fun and we have had Christmas and Summer parties over the years that have been well enjoyed. We also like to celebrate clients birthdays too.
A lot of our costs are covered by our fundraising efforts and government grant, however, we do charge €8 per day per client to cover the costs of the meals. Although we are open 5 days per week (Mon-Fri) clients are free to come for a day or two per week or just for lunch, whatever is preferred.
Here are some of the recent testimonials from Day Care Centre clients:
‘‘There is no reason to be lonely or bored, just come and make some new friends like I did at the Day Care Centre’’
‘‘The staff are lovely, we have a great laugh, the food is wonderful and there are lots of activities and great days out’’