Connecting with ‘Comfort Words’

On Monday, March 23rd, Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) announced a brand new initiative to combat the effects that social distancing can have on both older people and young children.

Comfort Words is a national initiative encouraging children to reach out to older people in nursing homes during Covid-19.

Comfort Words is encouraging children to support older people during this difficult time by writing to them. With almost 30,000 people across the country in nursing home care, NHI believes children can fulfil an important role in promoting positivity amongst residents and maintaining contacts in the weeks ahead by connecting with them.

Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO, explained “Comfort Words does not have to be unique to older people in nursing homes and can also be replicated for older people living in the community. We would also encourage people to utilise the free postcards being provided by An Post for connection with residents in nursing homes.”

As proud NHI members, Highfield Healthcare would welcome any messages for our wonderful residents. Below you will find the addresses for our three care of the elderly services;

Elmhurst Nursing HomeAlzheimer’s Care CentreHighfield Hospital
Hampstead Avenue,
Off Ballymun Road,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9,
D09 XNV2
Highfield Healthcare,
Swords Rd,
Whitehall,
Dublin 9,
D09 H343
Highfield Healthcare,
Swords Rd,
Whitehall,
Dublin 9,
D09 H343

Please address your letters using ‘C/O Comfort Words’ so that we can easily distribute them among our residents – thank you.

IMPORTANT NOTICE | COVID-19

Visitor Restrictions as Recommended by HSE and Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI)

For the protection of our residents, visiting restrictions remain in place in Highfield Healthcare.

No visitors, children or groups are allowed effective immediately.

Communication with Residents

In line with guidance provided by NHI, we have set up access for face-to-face calls in order to facilitate communication through a screen during periods of restrictions.

Click here for more information.