Nursing Homes use Grandpal to build strong, active communities of volunteers to add additional value to their residents providing them with the one on one time they need to benefit from. Elm Hall Nursing Home in Celbridge, Co.Kildare have 15 Grandpals coming to visit their assigned residents on a weekly basis.
"Grandpal has been a tremendous success for us at Elm Hall in Celbridge, raised our profile significantly in the local community, improved the quality of life for residents and has certainly been a contributory factor in turning the business around over the past 12 months."
Our customers are forward thinking nursing homes who recognise the benefit of reaching out to their local communities for support with delivering meaningful one on one time for their residents. They are homes who put their people first by making sure their psychological needs are met. Below are just a few of the nursing homes paving the way for a new standard of care for their residents.
The safety and standard of our community is, and will always be, our fundamental priority. Our recruitment process is detailed and secure as everyone who signs up to be a Grandpal is screened by a member of our team. Once our Grandpals have been Garda vetted, they also must complete a series of training modules on the Grandpal App so that they are prepared to handle various potential situations in the nursing home environment.
Grandpal is all about companionship. We believe that everyone can benefit from more social interactions, especially residents of nursing homes. Providing extra visits for your nursing home residents can help to alleviate their loneliness and improve quality of life, on an individual scale and even in the nursing home as a whole.
Everyone in the nursing home benefits from having some friendly locals coming to visit.
Grandpal offers a way for people who care about their community to become more involved which, in turn, helps foster even more community spirit. Invite your Grandpals to join you on your days out, to your festive parties and other special occasions that will be boosted by having your community there supporting you.
We aim not only to provide a sense of community for Grandpals and their partnered residents by arranging visits, but we also aim to relieve some of the pressure on the nursing home staff and allow them, too, to benefit from the support the local community provides. Grandpal makes a real difference to your nursing home.
Book a phone call with a member of the Grandpal team to learn more about how Grandpal can transform your nursing homes community in just one month.
“Well whoever you guys are, hats off. I love what you're doing and well done”.
It’s hard to imagine what it was like before Grandpal, we have been engaged with the service for nearly a year now and I have to say it has brought so much more to our home then I originally envisaged, their visits are not only benefiting our residents but also creating a sense of connection to our wider community which holds great value to us.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful service to our residents.
"From the moment we heard about Grandpal, we knew we wanted to be involved. The Grandpals that we have met and commenced with our residents have been so kind, so thoughtful and such an addition to our team and brought new ideas and experiences to our social and activities programme."
"Sometimes the most valuable thing you can offer a resident is time - someone to talk to, a confidant, a pal. The Grandpal service has been a wonderful addition to The Fern Dean and has meant that those who don’t get regular visitors can be prioritised for these visits, ensuring they receive an appropriate level of social engagement."
“Grandpal have been a lifeline for my mum. She’s had to move into residential care due to dementia. Leaving her home, and long term neighbourly friendships, has been a heartbreaking adjustment for her to have to make. Grandpal have given mum an opportunity to form a new friendship, that is enriching and stimulating for her. And also a space in which to talk through her feelings. She is often very animated when talking of her most recent visit. I am indebted to the Grandpal team for sharing their care and compassion with our family. Mum’s carer treats her with dignity and kindness and genuinely cares for her welfare. There’s great peace of mind that comes from knowing your parent has their very own guardian angel, thanks to Grandpal. I couldn’t recommend them more highly”.
Grandpal provides person-centred care and facilitates meaningful connections between local community members and the residents of nursing homes who may benefit from some extra company.Get Started with Grandpal