Avila Nursing Home is a 49 bed nursing and EMI home. Avila Nursing Home, Bessbrook was purpose built in 1989. It is an interdenominational facility catering for the needs of a diverse community.
Avila Nursing Home is set in the rolling countryside. Its peaceful rural setting has uninterrupted views of the Mourne Mountains. The home is close to all local facilities: Daisy Hill Hospital is 3 miles away and Newry City Centre is within 5 miles.
Our care facility offers a range of facilities to promote socialisation and privacy. Residents can enjoy the dining room, day room, and conservatory for socialising, while the quiet room and family room provide peaceful moments. Our newly opened Dementia Unit, "The Derrymore Suite," is designed for one-to-one care for ten residents with specialised staff training. The chapel provides a serene atmosphere and is open to all faiths. Private and semi-private bedrooms are located over two floors, and our transportation service facilitates G.P. and hospital visits, as well as outings to local events. An activities program is available six afternoons a week, and our specially designed garden is accessible to all residents.
Our Dining room, day room and conservatory are designed to encourage residents to socialise as much as possible. We have a quiet room and a family room for those who need a quiet moment or for more private family visits.
Our newly opened purpose built Dementia Unit, “The Derrymore Suite” caters for ten residents in single ensuite bedrooms. This small self-contained unit allows for care to be delivered on a one to one basis by staff who are experienced and who have received specialised training in Dementia Care.
The Chapel is used on a multi-dominational basis, with regular visits from ministers of all faith groups. The chapel brings a serenity to the home that would be very hard to equal.
We have an activities programme on six afternoons a week. The aim is to stimulate and entertain our residents, sustaining their continued wellbeing through social interaction. In better weather those who wish to participate can plant and tend our garden which has benn specially designed for those who are less able.
The home is registered with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. We are also regulated by the Regulatory, Quality and Improvement Authority (RQIA) and regular inspections are carried out. Referrals to the home can be made through Social Services or privately.