Senior citizens living in Ireland can now enjoy the retirement living services offered by Barchester.
Barchester Healthcare opened its first care facility in Ireland called Knightsbridge Village, located in Trim, County Meath.
Knightsbridge Village will offer a variety of service options for retirees that include residential care, retirementhomes.com/homes/Nursing_Care/index.html" target="_self">nursing care, dementia care and independent living.
There will also be a new medical centre at the Village to provide on-site health care to residents.
Barchester Healthcare was founded in 1993 and today cares for more than 10,000 people at more than 170 different locations.
The organisation's philosophy is "to exceed all required standards and in so doing establish its own quality benchmark." Barchester's inspection results have been higher than the industry average.
For older persons in Ireland, the first Barchester location opening in the country is welcome news. Last month, thousands of Irish citizens, including many older people, protested at a new budget reform that would have abolished automatic free health care for people over the age of 70.
On October 21st, Taoiseach Brian Cowen reversed the reform amid numerous protests and public outcry, the Press Association reports.