Wellbeing and Safety
Individual Care plans are developed and reviewed in consultation with each Resident. Family members are welcome to be involved in creating the care plan with the Residents consent. Care plans are developed or reviewed:
- Upon admission and re-admission, in collaboration with the resident
- When a resident’s personal, health or social care needs change, the care plan will reflect your changing needs
- When the resident (or family member, if relevant) requests a change to his/her care plan
- A full review of each care plan takes place with the resident, and family representative as appropriate, on a quarterly basis; or, as cited above in response to your changing needs for example changes in general well-being, or following specialist review e.g. Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapist or Dietician review
- Our care plans are recorded electronically; however, a paper version is available to the resident on request.
- The Registered Nurse is responsible for ensuring the resident is involved in developing his/her plan of care and is kept up to date with proposed changes in the plan.
Type of Nursing Care provided
We provide 24-hour nursing care and welcome a wide range of residents: Care for Older persons; Care for people with Dementia, Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability and Acquired Brain Injury; Respite, Convalescence and Long / Short Term Care and Palliative Care
Our nursing care is based on the Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing.
The nursing care incorporates the following for each resident:
- Each Resident has his/her own individual care plan that is person centered. Residents and / or their family/representative are consulted in the development and review of their care plan, with the permission of the resident.
- Each Resident has an allocated Primary Nurse.
- Individual needs and independency is promoted and maintained.
- Social, Spiritual and Personal needs are met through individual care plans and daily activities carried out.
- All Staff Nurses are actively registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
- All care assistants will have completed Fetac Level 5 course. Some care assistants have already completed Fetac Level 5 and all others are in the process of completing same.
- All staff are Garda vetted and previous employer references are sought
- Extra training is provided as identified by training needs analysis, as identified by risk assessment and as per legislative requirements e.g. Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/corporate/personsatriskofabuse.pdf
- Staff training programmes ensure that nursing and care staff are responsive to the needs of the Resident and that ‘best practice’ techniques are sought out and utilised on an ongoing basis.