Address:
Tuamgraney
Scariff
Co.Clare

Person in Charge: Marissa Butler

Telephone No: 061-923007

Email: maggie.atkinson@hse.ie

Nursing Home Type : Public

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

Nursing Homes Ireland Member : No

Last updated : 06-04-2013

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Raheen Community Nursing Unit

Raheen Community Hospital formally known as “Knocksolus”, “Hill of Light” was the residence of Dr. Edward A. McLysaght until 1921.
The hospital has forged deep and lasting links within the local community.  Intergenerational art workshops between hospital residents, day centre attendees and local school children have been a huge success with displays of work in the hospital, in the library in scariff and some work was also displayed in the national museum.

Renowned local and worldwide musicians including Tommy Hayes and Kate Purcell have provided very entertaining musical workshops. We have also been involved with the Iniscealtra festival of arts with works displayed during the festival which received local and international acclaim. We are currently involved with Cuimhneamh a Chlair, The Clare Oral History and Folklore group who are a voluntary agency committed to preserving the memories of County Clare’s past for the future. This involves taking life histories from older people with the day centre and the hospital to preserve our oral literature, social customs and occupational folklore for future generations.

Accommodation:

Bedrooms Accommodation

Number of beds:
25
Single Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
4
Single Rooms without bathroom en-suite:
0
Double Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
0
Double without bathroom en-suite:
1
Triple Rooms:
1
Larger Rooms:
4
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:
Yes
Residential couples can be accommodated together:
Yes
Visiting spouses can stay overnight:
Yes
Resident single rooms have lockable doors:
No
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:
Yes
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:
Yes
Easy access to local amenities:
No
Access to Daily Newspaper/Weekly Magazine:
Yes
There is an established and active independent resident council:
Yes
There is complaints procedure for residence if required:
No

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:
Yes

Visitors

Room / area for private visit:
No
Children allowed visit:
Yes
Easily accessible by public transport:
Yes
Designated Visitor Parking:
Yes
Visiting by pets allowed:
Yes

Meals

Flexible mealtimes:
Yes
Menu choice available:
Yes
Meals can be taken in residents own room on request:
Yes
Specific diets catered for:
Yes
Visitors allowed to dine with relatives: 
Yes

Communication

Staff Understand and Speak Irish:
No
Staff Understand and Speak English:
Yes

Religion

Religious ethos:
Roman Catholic
Religious services are held weekly:
Yes
There is an oratory in the nursing home:
Yes
Community prayer meetings are held regularly:
No
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Health Care Services:

Care Types Provided

Long-Term Care:
Yes
Nursing Care:
Yes
Respite Care:
Yes
Convalescent Care:
No
Dementia Care:
Yes
Palliative Care:
Yes
Specialist Care:
'Day Services, Supported Living accomodation'
High Dependency Care:
Yes
Step-down Care:
Yes
Day Care:
Yes

Medical Services:

Designated Visiting Doctor:
Yes
Resident have access to Own Doctor:
No
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:
No
Flu Vaccinations Available:
Yes

Additional Services:

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

Chiropodist:
Yes
Dentist:
Yes
Dietician:
Yes
Occupational Therapist:
Yes
Optician:
Yes
Physiotherapist:
Yes
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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:
No
Hairdresser or Barber that visits at least monthly:
Yes
Pampering room available:
No

Activities

Music & Dance:
Yes
Arts and Crafts:
Yes
Other leisure services:
Community Meetings:
No
Daily Exercise Programme:
No
Evening Entertainment:
No
Pet therapy:
No

Quality Programmes

Activity Coordinator:
Yes
Advocacy Service:
Yes
'Essence of Care' programme:
No
'Ten Steps to Healthy Ageing' programme:
No
Reminiscence Therapy:
No
Sonas:
No

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