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Address:
The Lawn
Castlebar

Person in Charge: Sr. Elizabeth Manning

Telephone No: 094 90 21171/094 90 22008

Email: mswpcuan@eircom.net

Nursing Home Type : Voluntary

Participation in Nursing Home Support Scheme/A Fair Deal: Yes

Nursing Homes Ireland Member : Yes

Last updated :

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Cuan Chaitriona Nursing Home

The home is beautifully sited on extensive green pastures, with views of Croagh Patrick. It is a purpose built and spaciously designed home, which meets the needs of the Residents in a safe but homely environment. The accomodation offers two ensuite twin rooms. The remaining 27 bedrooms are ensuite single rooms. Rooms are serviced by one-to-one call bell systems, remote control TV's, piped music (Resident choice) and telephone for incoming calls. The ethos of care is one whereby the Resident has choice and control and where all individual opinions are taken into consideration. Regular Resident meetings are held. The home provides 24 hour skilled Nursing Care, and a choice of Doctor.. There is an in house laundry service. Safe walking areas are provided with access to a secure courtyard, where Residents may sit and enjoy a pleasant time in the open air.When possible outings are arranged for summer picnics, and trips to view the beauty of the local scenery. Quality professional catering is available, which provides for special diets and favourite dishes. Lounges are bright and cheerful where Residents may relax, socialize, watch TV or take part in activities, music and games. Mass is celebrated every day. The spiritual needs of each Resident is catered for according to their individual religious beliefs and preferences. Registered with VHI.

Accommodation:

Bedrooms Accommodation

Number of beds:
31
Single Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
Single Rooms without bathroom en-suite:
Double Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
Double without bathroom en-suite:
2
Triple Rooms:
0
Larger Rooms:
0
Overnight facility for visitors if required:
Yes
Room temperature can be controlled on a room by room basis:
Yes
Residents can have some personal items of furniture and furnishings:
Yes
Ability to choose own bed times:
Not stated
Residential couples can be accommodated together:
Not stated
Visiting spouses can stay overnight:
Not stated
Resident single rooms have lockable doors:
Yes
All resident rooms have an emergency call system:
Yes
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Management:

Policy

A welcome programme to help new residence to adjust:
Yes
Residents are given a copy of the nursing home's Statement of Purpose:
Not stated
Resident belongings and property are covered by nursing homes insurance:
Yes
Personal laundry service available:
Yes
A quiet room available an alternative to television room:
Not stated
Easy access to local amenities:
Yes
Access to Daily Newspaper/Weekly Magazine:
Not stated
There is an established and active independent resident council:
Yes
There is complaints procedure for residence if required:
Not stated

Privacy, Security & Safety

Residents have access to and can manage personal finances:
Yes
Residents have a private secure place to keep personal belongings:
Yes
Staff knock before entering resident's rooms:
Yes
Nursing home has a security monitoring system:
Not stated

Visitors

Room / area for private visit:
Yes
Children allowed visit:
Yes
Easily accessible by public transport:
Yes
Designated Visitor Parking:
No
Visiting by pets allowed:
Not stated

Meals

Flexible mealtimes:
Not stated
Menu choice available:
Not stated
Meals can be taken in residents own room on request:
Yes
Specific diets catered for:
Not stated
Visitors allowed to dine with relatives: 
Not stated

Communication

Staff Understand and Speak Irish:
No
Staff Understand and Speak English:
Yes
List of languages staff can understand and speak:
Polish, Indian, Phillipino

Religion

Religious ethos:
Roman Catholic
Religious services are held weekly:
Not stated
There is an oratory in the nursing home:
Not stated
Community prayer meetings are held regularly:
Not stated
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Health Care Services:

Care Types Provided

Long-Term Care:
Yes
Nursing Care:
Yes
Respite Care:
Yes
Convalescent Care:
Not stated
Dementia Care:
No
Palliative Care:
Yes
High Dependency Care:
Not stated
Step-down Care:
Not stated
Day Care:
Not stated

Medical Services:

Designated Visiting Doctor:
Yes
Resident have access to Own Doctor:
Not stated
Registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day:
Yes
Individual Contracts of Care are developed:
Yes
Care Plans are reviewed every three months with residents:
Yes
Residents can self manage prescribed medication:
Yes
Flu Vaccinations Available:
Yes

Additional Services:

Services provided by GMS or privately at an additional cost to residents

Chiropodist:
No
Dentist:
No
Dietician:
No
Occupational Therapist:
No
Optician:
No
Physiotherapist:
No
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Activities and Leisure Time

Leisure Time

Has a safe and easily accessible outside garden for residents use:
Yes
Has easy access for wheelchairs and walking frames:
Yes
Has an activities programme that allows for regular excursions:
Yes
Residents have access a library facility:
Not stated
Hairdresser or Barber that visits at least monthly:
Yes
Pampering room available:
Not stated

Activities

Music & Dance:
Yes
Arts and Crafts:
Not stated
Other leisure services:
Community Meetings:
Not stated
Daily Exercise Programme:
Not stated
Evening Entertainment:
Not stated
Pet therapy:
Not stated

Quality Programmes

Activity Coordinator:
Yes
Advocacy Service:
Yes
'Essence of Care' programme:
No
'Ten Steps to Healthy Ageing' programme:
No
Reminiscence Therapy:
Not stated
Sonas:
Yes

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