‘We’re Here to Help Get You Through Covid Restrictions’ – Castleisland Day Care Centre

At the March 2002 official opening of Castleisland Day Care Centre were, from left: Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, Denis Foley, TD.; Dick Spring, TD; Micheál Martin,TD, Minister for Health; Senator Dan Kiely and Jimmy Deenihan, TD. ©Photograph: John Reidy 21-3-2002

Since last March and the announcement of the original lock-down, Castleisland Day Care Centre hasn’t been accepting the elderly clients who would normally avail of its care services.

However, with the renewed period of restrictions upon us all, the management and staff wish to inform all its clients and friends that the services of the centre are at their disposal.

Kitchen and Laundry Facilities

While advising their clients and friends about personal safety and the vital importance of isolation and hygiene, the centre is putting its kitchen and laundry facilities at the disposal of those who feel they could do with a helping hand during these tough days.

Delivery of Meals and Support

“Some of the areas which we may be able to help out with would be with the delivery of meals, telephone support, collection and delivery of shopping, laundry, fuel, medication and any other essential household items,” said centre nurse manager, Marcella Finn.

Delivery Vehicle on Stand-by

“Our kitchen is open for the duration of the crisis and we have a delivery vehicle which can deliver hot meals to your house.

Our laundry service also continues to operate and we welcome not only our regular users but anyone who requires the service to contact us and we can arrange collection and delivery of laundry.

Stay at Home and Protect Yourself

“We are asking everyone to remain at home and reduce social interactions to help protect yourself and everyone else from getting the virus.

“In accordance with public health guidance Castleisland Day Care Centre will continue to operate under direction of the local authority emergency management framework.

“We will endeavour to identify any issues which may arise for individuals and provide assistance where we can.

Delivery at a Distance

“If we are delivering meals or other essential items to your home we can leave them outside your door rather than bringing people into your house.

“The centre’s services are nurse led so if you have any queries about your health care needs telephone support can be offered.

“Please contact us if you want to discuss how we can support you, your vulnerable relatives or your neighbours as this difficult time continues.

More is Being Asked of Us

“We are all in this together and while more is being asked of us all we have a strong community spirit and we will all work together get safely through this.

“Castleisland Day Care Centre is open from Monday to Friday inclusive and the best time to contact us to order a dinner etc is from 9am. to 2pm. and please contact us early in the morning if you want same day delivery,” Marcella advised.

The office contact number is 066 71 43 865 and you can send an Email by simply clicking on the link here:  info@castleislanddaycare.com

or click on the link here for more information on the centre website: https://castleislanddaycare.com/

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