It was agreed to convert the existing facility into an interim Day Service to assess the demand for Day Services while at the same time the design and funding portfolio for the new premises was put in place. In 2011 Baile Mhuire opened an interim Day Care Centre within the environs of the existing respite facility. The centre provided Day Care for approx 18-20 persons however the demand for the service far exceeded what the centre can provide.
This is a typical day at Baile Mhuire and it gives an idea of the supports and activities that are in the centre.
Clients arrive at the centre at approximately 11am where they are greeted with a cup of tea and time to socialise with staff and other visitors.
The clients then partake in some light exercises and then enjoy some quizzes or hand massage.
Spiritual Time (Optional)
At 11.30am Sr. Baptist representing the Mercy Order and a member of the Board of Directors spends some time doing spiritual reflection and prayer
A Four Course Lunch is provided at 1pm.
After 12pm the news of the day is read by a member of staff from the newspaper, keeping up to date of local, national and international events.
After lunch more activities and games such as bingo are played. Frequently a number of speakers are invited such as the Community Garda to discuss Security, Exercise and Nutrition and Beauty Matters. Patrons are collected and depart by 4 p.m.