PJHegarty and Sons


Dublin Road, Drogheda


120 Bedroom Nursing Home / 3,500sqm

Developed as part of a design build submission, the design has been developed based on the household model of care. The creation of self contained households with their more intimate spaces, avoids the challenges and distress presented to residents from large, shared spaces, with large numbers of people, some of unpredictable behavior.

Through the household model, smaller groupings of residents are offered an environment that is domestic in character where one can enjoy the freedom and privacy associated with home. The layout provides the opportunities for residents to succeed by using their retained abilities. It offers ready orientation, ease in finding their way, household familiarity, and feelings of freedom, control and reassurance. The layout offers a supportive environment minimising failure, stress, feelings of confinement or alienation.