Almacare, a 100% owned Irish company, is a multi award winning supplier of mastectomy wear.
Alma means ‘to nurture’ in Latin and ‘soul’ in Spanish. Set up in 2008 by Mary Downey CFm (who has many years experience in this area) our aim is to provide ladies with a greater choice of products and venues.
Breast care is what we are qualified to do and its what we specialise in. We are not an add-on to, or subsidiary of, another business so we can concentrate on giving you the widest choice possible. You will be seen by a fully qualified fitter who will assist you in choosing what is right for you. Our consultations are free, we won’t try to sell you anything, and there is no obligation to buy.
We provide an appointment only fitting service at clinics in the following ten locations
· Our Breastcare Fitting Centre at Manor House, 3 Church Road, Malahide
· Drogheda – Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre
· Navan – Ardboyne Hotel
· Galway – Clayton Hotel
· Galway – Cancer Care West
· Sligo University Hospital
· Letterkenny – Cancer Care West, Pearse Road
· Monaghan – Crocus Cancer Support
· Dun Laoghaire – Royal Marine Hotel
· Balbriggan – Balbriggan Cancer Support Centre
We also provide a mail and telephone ordering service.
Breast Forms (Prostheses)
We all come in different shapes and sizes and every surgery is different too. So a ‘one style, or manufacturer, fits all’ solution will not work. There are breast forms for all types of surgeries from lumpectomies to full mastectomies including adhesive (self-supporting) options.
Almacare offers a wide variety of breast forms from 7 different manufacturers. The importance of finding the correct form for you cannot be overstated. You will probably wear it every day so you must be comfortable with it. The variety and choice we offer should help you find the right one. And remember your breast form is only as good as the bra that supports it
Classic Lightweight Triangle
Our collection of post mastectomy lingerie offers a wide variety of sizes, colours, styles and designs Our range is sourced from 17 different manufacturers. By dealing with so many suppliers (some exclusively) we can offer even greater choice to make sure you get what is comfortable and right for you. All our bras are pre-pocketed, or we can pocket them for you, to hold your breast form (prosthesis) comfortably in place. It is recommended that you are measured at least once a year to ensure your comfort and that your breast form (prosthesis) fits well.
Once your wound has healed and your doctor approves swimming can be an excellent form of exercise. Sourced from six different suppliers our swimwear offers higher necklines and backs to ensure you a comfortable secure fit. They also come with pockets on both sides which can hold either your own prosthesis or, if you prefer, a special swimming prosthesis – many women prefer these as it eliminates the need for transferring your regular prosthesis into your swimsuit. A wide variety of swimsuits, tankinis and wraps are available.
Immediately after surgery all women generally qualify for a mastectomy prosthesis and two bras free of charge.
Qualify for one prosthesis every two years and two bras every year. Your doctor will provide the necessary prescription for these.
VHI, Irish Life, Laya Healthcare, Garda Medical Aid
Medical insurance companies do provide cover – dependant on your individual plan.
Tax relief is available for all qualifying medical purchases. Full details are available at your local tax office or at www.revenue.ie
Call For Bookings and Appointments
If you would like to see us in Malahide, Dun Laoghaire, Balbriggan, Drogheda, Navan, Galway, Sligo, Monaghan or Letterkenny please give us a call at the number below.
We look forward to hearing from you