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Address:
Abbey Road
Ferrybank
Co. Waterford

Person in Charge: Rose Rodgers

Telephone No: 051 833006

Email: mswaterford@eircom.net

Website : www.littlesisterswaterford.net

Nursing Home Type : Voluntary

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

Nursing Homes Ireland Member : Yes

Last updated : 07-08-2014

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St. Joseph's Home Ferrybank

 

The Little Sisters of the Poor is an International Religious Congregation who dedicate their lives to caring for the Elderly. St. Joseph’s Home, under the Ethos of the Little Sisters is a magnificent new building on an elevated site with wonderful views of the River Suir and Waterford City. 

There are several lounges or quiet areas for reading, watching TV or for quiet time if residents and their families prefer.  The gardens are landscaped with plenty of seated areas. 

Attached to the Nursing Home are 22 Apartments for the Elderly seeking to live independently while at the same time being part of a secure community.

A Luncheon Club for the Elderly operates seven days a week

Accommodation:

Bedrooms Accommodation

Number of beds:
50
Single Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
50
Single Rooms without bathroom en-suite:
0
Double Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
0
Double without bathroom en-suite:
0
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:
Yes
Residential couples can be accommodated together:
Yes
Visiting spouses can stay overnight:
Yes
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:
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:
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:
Yes
Staff Understand and Speak English:
Yes
List of languages staff can understand and speak:
French, Italian, German, Polish, Swahili, Malayalam, Lingala, Kimongo.

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
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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:
Each Resident is assured freedom of worship. A Catholic Chaplain serves the Home daily and the Home’s Chapel is open to everyone including family and friends. It has a direct link to all televisions in the building including the bedrooms. A designated room is available for other Ministers of Religion.
High Dependency Care:
Yes
Step-down Care:
Yes
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
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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:
Yes
Hairdresser or Barber that visits at least monthly:
Yes
Pampering room available:
Yes

Activities

Music & Dance:
Yes
Arts and Crafts:
Yes
Other leisure services:
YES - Interactive sing-a-long,Outings,Cinema Evenings,Multi Sensory and Aromatherapy Sessions & Reminiscence Therapy
Community Meetings:
Yes
Daily Exercise Programme:
Yes
Evening Entertainment:
Yes
Pet therapy:
No

Quality Programmes

Activity Coordinator:
Yes
Advocacy Service:
Yes
'Essence of Care' programme:
Yes
'Ten Steps to Healthy Ageing' programme:
Yes
Reminiscence Therapy:
Yes
Sonas:
Yes

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