Nursing Home Image

Address:
Killucan
Co. Westmeath

Person in Charge: Bro. John O' Brien

Telephone No: 044 9374196

Email: riverstown@eircom.net

Website : orderofstcamillus.ie

Nursing Home Type : Voluntary

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

Nursing Homes Ireland Member : Yes

Last updated : 10-11-2014

HIQA Report: Click here for HIQA inspection reports

Download the home's brochure
Download brochure

St. Camillus Nursing Centre

St. Camillus Nursing Centre is a Catholic, not-for-profit facility, following in the spirit of St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614) who founded the Order of St. Camillus in 1591.

We aim to provide a high standard of care to people regardless of their cultural background or beliefs. We aim to create a caring, safe and supportive environment in which our residents can feel secure and their needs met.
The level of nursing care is dependent on the individual’s dependency level. We aim to provide complete, holistic nursing care.
Residents are welcome and are indeed invited to avail of both the inner courtyard and the front grounds for pleasure. They may need to be accompanied by a relative or a member of staff to ensure their safety.
We respect the rights and dignity of the individual to be cared for in a discreet and appropriate way. We maintain our resident’s dignity during care-giving.
If a resident feels uncomfortable with any aspect of their care or the person giving the care please let us know so that we can change the manner in which care is offered.

Accommodation:

Bedrooms Accommodation

Number of beds:
57
Single Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
28
Single Rooms without bathroom en-suite:
14
Double Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
2
Double without bathroom en-suite:
6
Triple Rooms:
0
Larger Rooms:
5
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:
No
Resident single rooms have lockable doors:
Yes
All resident rooms have an emergency call system:
Yes
Back to top >

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:
Yes
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:
Yes

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:
Yes
Children allowed visit:
Yes
Easily accessible by public transport:
Yes
Designated Visitor Parking:
Yes
Visiting by pets allowed:
No

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:
Yes
Staff Understand and Speak English:
Yes
List of languages staff can understand and speak:
Polish,Tagalog, Malayalam

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:
Yes
Back to top >

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:
We consider the Pastoral Care of our residents and their families a high priority. A priest is also available twenty-four hours a day to be present with a resident at end of life.
High Dependency Care:
No
Step-down Care:
No
Day Care:
No

Medical Services:

Designated Visiting Doctor:
Yes
Resident have access to Own Doctor:
Yes
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:
Yes
Dentist:
Yes
Dietician:
Yes
Occupational Therapist:
Yes
Optician:
Yes
Physiotherapist:
Yes
Back to top >

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:
Yes
Hairdresser or Barber that visits at least monthly:
Yes
Pampering room available:
No

Activities

Music & Dance:
Yes
Arts and Crafts:
Yes
Other leisure services:
Aromatherapy Massage,Speech and Language Therapy. Our activities are aimed at both entertaining and challenging our residents, weekly bingo traditional Irish Music three days a week, weekly Fit-For-Life exercise classes. Poetry reading and story telling.
Community Meetings:
Yes
Daily Exercise Programme:
Yes
Evening Entertainment:
Yes
Pet therapy:
Yes

Quality Programmes

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

Back