Respite Care

Respite Care can be accessed through the HSE’s Public Health Nurses.

Currently, following a medical assessment carried out by the Public Health Nurse the client may be entitled to up to 28 days free Respite Care in any one 12 month period. Thereafter a rate of €25 applies.


Following the medical assessment the HSE Respite coordinator will arrange the Respite Care. The family can express a preference for where and when they would like to avail of the Respite and every effort will be made to accommodate these preferences.

Once Respite Care has been arranged at St Luke’s Home we will send a letter with instructions covering everything from the time of arrival to what to bring with you, to the time for going home.

St Luke’s has 2 (two) respite beds located in our Dementia unit, Maguire House.

CLICK HERE for Respite Admissions Letter