At The Marlay, we are aware that food and food choices are important to us all. As such, meals are the single most consistently accessible, manageable and effective health-promoting activity that we can offer. Good nutrition helps to ensure our physical and emotional well-being. It is particularly important to help heal wounds and keep our skin in good condition.
At The Marlay, we pride ourselves on providing nutritious "home-cooked' meals made with fresh ingredients. Our soups and desserts are made from "scratch" — we do not buy in any processed foods. We continually review and alter menus based on our Residents' suggestions and preferences. Seasonal variations are also taken into account.
At the time of admission a member of staff will discuss your likes/dislikes and dietary requirements. A choice of 3 menu options is offered for each meal. In addition snacks and refreshments are available throughout the day.
The Marlay has an in-house hairdressing salon, which is open on designated days each week - currently Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 09.30hrs. Residents / care representatives are requested to clearly indicate the anticipated frequency of routine hair required (e.g. weekly, fortnightly) in advance with the Admitting Nurse.
There is an attending beautician who visits the home weekly by appointment.
Professional Medical Services
Medical Cardholders are entitled, free of charge, to services such as Chiropody, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Optician Services. This entitlement is dependent on (a) your GP orderingt the service and/or (b) the HSE providing the service. Any private Professional Services arranged by the Home in consultation with the Resident / care representative.