Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Fairfield Nursing Home is your new home where we will encourage you to live life to your full potential and as independently as before.

We will endeavour to assist you to continue your usual daily routine and accommodate your likes and dislikes in all aspects of your day. From what times you get up to what time you go to bed to your choices of food and your choice of varied activities.

Visitors are always welcome. We will be happy to assist you to provide refreshments to your guests or to have them join you for a meal. You can meet then in your room or any of our sitting rooms. Our staff can arrange other ways of keeping in touch such as telephone, email, Skype or Facebook.

All rooms in Fairfield are private and most have a private bathroom, there is a TV in each room and a phone. We have a chapel for bi-weekly mass and we have several large and comfortable sitting rooms.

You will always be encouraged to go on holiday or visit family overnight.

We at Fairfield try to make the home a happy, lively place to be. Residents can choose their own activity. These may include gardening, cooking, yoga, art, music, crafts/knitting, exercise, meditation or any activity that you may enjoy.

As far as possible we will make sure that you continue to enjoy the pastimes you love.
We also give you the chance to try new activities and learn new skills. We are very pro-active in engaging with our local community to bring people and residents together for social outings.

All food at Fairfield is locally sourced and cooked on the premises and served in well appointed dining rooms. So our food is always home made. Our menus are changed daily and offer many choices. We also take into account your dietary requirements. We feel at Fairfield you will enjoy a unique dining experience.

We encourage all Residents at Fairfield to bring in their own possessions and are only too delighted for you to bring in your special and favourite belongings. We want you to have your own personal belongings around you creating a homely environment.

Your view and opinions are very important to us as they help us to ensure that we are providing you with the best of care. We need to know if you are unhappy so we can sort the issue. We have a policy in place on complaint management. This policy is freely available for you to look at.

We hold regular Resident Meetings chaired by our advocate Hilary. This is an opportunity for you to vocally express your wishes, learn about changes, new plans, activities etc. and it is a time for Residents to express and discuss matters of importance to them. If you feel that you cannot express any issues openly at this meeting then our advocate is available to talk privately at a time that suits you.

At Fairfield we believe that all Residents should be assisted to live life to the fullest everyday.

Fairfield is a comfortable, happy, homely and relaxed place. We have specially trained staff, a wide range of activities and opportunities to meet new people and make new friends. Our resident is the most important person.
We at Fairfield have completed successfully several inspections which can be reviewed on the HIQA website.
However if you were concerned about treatment of a loved one you can contact HIQA, Health Information and Quality Authority. HIQA is an independent authority and works to achieve your best interest. If HIQA found that standards were not being met they would take the necessary steps to improve them.