Our Day Care Centre provides a warm, welcoming and safe environment while delivering person centred support and stimulation. We can help you keep active, meet with other people and give your carer a break. Milford Care Centre provides the following Day Care services  –

Care of the Older Adult Day Care

The Care for the Older Adult Day Care is a welcoming environment for you to socialise, relax and rejuvenate.  We offer you the opportunity to come and be cared for, meet and make new friends and give those close to you a break.  Our goal is to help you maintain and improve your skills; learn new ones and enhance your overall quality of life.  We provide a hot dinner and have many activities that you can join and many differing therapies to support a person’s wellbeing.

We may need consent from your GP for some of our therapies; some activities are available weekly, and others on a rotational basis.  We will ensure you know exactly what is available to you.

Specialist Palliative Care Day Unit

We aim to provide a supportive and welcoming place for you to come and stay with us for a day.

The Specialist Palliative Care Day Unit aims to improve the quality of life of people diagnosed with a life limiting and progressive illness.

Members of our multi-disciplinary team meet with each person to assess their needs so that a planned programme of support can be offered through a range of therapeutic and rehabilitative services aimed at meeting specific goals.

Following assessment, each person attends on day a week for an 8 week cycle to engage with specific courses of therapy.

The Day Unit complements the care provided by your GP and Public Health Nurse and works in close collaboration with the Specialist In-patient Unit and Hospice at Home team.

Services available include:

  • Specialist Palliative Care Nursing
  • Medical Review (if required)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Dietetics
  • Social Work Services
  • Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Art Therapy & Facilitation
  • Music Therapy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Hairdressing

We liaise, where appropriate, with the Primary Health Care teams and with other professionals and agencies to provide continuity of care and support for patients and families.

Who can attend?

People who are living in the Mid-West Region, who have been diagnosed with a progressive and life limiting illness (such as Cancer, MND, COPD or Heart Failure), and who could benefit from an 8 week cycle of Specialist Palliative Care.

Getting here

Where possible we ask you to provide your own transport; however if required there is a dedicated bus service available for people living within a 6 mile radius.

For more information

If you have any questions please see the Frequently Asked Questions page and hopefully you will find the answers there.

If not please call us: 061-201765 or 061-201764. Fax: 061-330142. Email: dayunit.palliative@milfordcarecentre.ie



Recreational and therapeutic activities available. We offer different techniques that can be used alongside conventional medical care to provide comfort to our clients.

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