Full Time And Part Time Affordable Care, Fair Deal, Nursing Home Support Scheme

The care we provide at St Josephs Nursing Home, Kenmare:

Full Time care

The majority of our residents are living with us on a full time basis. Our aim is to offer a home away from home environment which allows residents and family members the peace of mind living in a comfortable, professional and friendly homely environment.


Due to the large waiting times in our Hospitals today, people are being discharged sooner, and still need time to recover. Rest, diet or exercise is often required. The convalescence program at St. Joseph’s assists individuals with recuperation and recovery after surgery, or serious illness. St Josephs is accredited to V.H.I, Laya, GloHealth & Aviva Health Insurance.

Respite care

Many family members and carers work hard in our communities, minding the elderly at home. The purpose of our respite care program is to provide temporary relief to caregivers at home. This service allows for that wanted break, be it one or two weeks, we are there to help.

The Fair Deal (Nursing Home Support Scheme)

The Nursing Home Support Scheme is a new scheme of financial support for people who need long-term nursing home care. It replaces the Subvention Scheme which has been in existence since 1993. Under the Nursing Home Support Scheme, you will make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State will pay the balance. This applies whether the approved nursing home is public, private or voluntary. The scheme has a number of steps and these are set out in the support scheme booklet.

Since its introduction in October 2009, there has been a great demand for the fair deal and to date this continues. This service makes nursing home care very affordable,and we have a contract in place with the fair deal. Please feel free to call in, or make an appointment to see Donncha or Kathleen and we will do our best to answer your questions on the Fair Deal.


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  • "My mother Colleen is a resident in St Josesphs and having come back to visit her I am thrilled to see she is so well cared for and happy in this beautiful home from home. The nursing staff appear to be exceptional and there is great attention to the detail of making the residents feel at home. Would recommend to others."

    Laura Jones-O'Neil Perth W Australia

  • "Thank you & all your staff for the wonderful care of our mother Colleen Jones. You have given back to her a quality of life & dignity. It is very much appreciated by Shell & myself.
    Very best wishes Jackie."

    Michelle & Jackie

  • "Thank you both for all the care and warmth that I received during my stay with you.It is wonderful to have something so good to say, when so much in Ireland is being criticised.
    God bless you both and all that goes on in St Josephs.
    Jo Bell."

    Joe Bell, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

  • "I am writing to express our heartfelt thanks not just for your making the last days of our mother Mae so easy for her and convenient for us, but also for all the care and attention she received from you, Denis, your family and staff during the ten years she spent with you. Because we know she got the best care during her stay with you. We know we could never hane provided mother with the care, expertise and medical attention you provided 24 hours a day.
    Yours sincerly Denis Murphy"

    Aisling Murphy, Charleville, Co. Cork




St. Josephs Nursing Homeemer-donncha-kathleen Killowen,
Co. Kerry,

Tel: +353 64 6641100
Fax: +353 64 6640872