The Ard Chúram Fuchsia Centre provides dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of people with dementia in a warm, welcoming and safe environment.

Our committed staff work with each person to ensure they feel comfortable and supported and that their individual needs are met as far as possible.

What happens at Ard Chúram The Fuchsia Centre?

Typical Day:
Morning: Our clients arrive between 10am and 10:30am. Some come via our bus service and some are dropped in by a family member or carer. If using our bus service, our bus will have a Health Care Assistant with the clients, who will help them onto the bus and ensure their safety. The buses run to different areas each day to ensure all in North Kerry can assess the Day Centres.On arrival to our Centre, clients are greeted at the door and start the day with chat over a cup of tea, brown bread and/or a scone in Kitty’s Kitchen. Each client’s individuality and abilities are respected and staff provide support discreetly as needed.

At 10:50, clients are guided to the Rose Room. In this room, clients are led through seated exercises to promote flexibility and mobility. Live music is provided in the centre 2 mornings each week. The days vary each week to ensure all our clients get to enjoy the music. For our lively clients this provides an opportunity for dancing. The days we do not have live music, we are able to assess utube and each of our clients get to pick out their songs and preferred singers! All activities provided are to encourage participation and conservation.

At 12:15, clients are guided back to Kitty’s Kitchen where a 3-course lunch is provided. Each lunch is prepared to suit the dietary requirements and abilities or our clients.

After lunch, clients are guided to the Sun Room or the Rose Room depending on which activities they which to partake in. In the Sun Room, activities such as Bingo, Cards, Quizzes, Jigsaws, Art/Painting, Proverbs, Reminiscence, Doll Therapy take place. In the Rose Room, activities such as the Sonas Programme, Magic Table, Ball Games e.g. mini golf, basketball, watching programmes of bygone days / old Ireland take place. If the weather is good, clients may take a walk in our 2 garden areas and can help with the flowers if they so wish!

As the day comes to an end, our clients are collected at 2:30pm