Age range of Residents accommodated: Over 18 years
Sex of Residents accommodated: Male and Female
Maximum Number of Resident Accommodate: 130
Range of Needs that Esker Ri intends to meet
Esker Rí Nursing Home will provide Low, Medium and high Dependency care for the following:
- Care for Older persons
- Care for people with Dementia, Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability and Acquired Brain Injury
- Respite, Convalescence and Long / Short Term Care
- Palliative Care
Descriptions of dependency levels as used by HIQA in their “Annual Return for Providers of Designated Centres: Residential Care Centres for Older People” are as follows:
Low dependency: This category refers to people who need some support in the community and the more independent Residents in residential accommodation who require little nursing care. They are usually independently mobile but may use a walking stick and have difficulty managing stairs.
Medium Dependency: Person whose independence is impaired to the extent that he/she requires residential care because the appropriate support and nursing care required by the person cannot be provided by the community. Mobility is impaired to the extent that the person requires supervision or a walking aid.
High Dependency: Independence is impaired to the extent that the person requires residential care but is not bed bound. The person may have a combination of physical and mental disabilities, may be confused at times and be incontinent. He/she may require a walking aid and physical assistance to walk.
Maximum Dependency: Person whose independence is impaired to the extent that he/she requires nursing care. The person is likely to be bed bound, requires assistance with all aspects of physical care and may be ambulant but confused, disturbed and incontinence
Source: Annual Survey of Long Stay Units (Department of Health and Children, 2006)