Address:
Kilbegnet Close
Dalkey
Co. Dublin

Person in Charge: Alice Harding

Telephone No: 01 2353200

Email: alice.harding@hse.ie

Website : www.hse.ie

Nursing Home Type : Public

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

Nursing Homes Ireland Member : No

Last updated : 05-02-2014

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Dalkey Community Unit for Older Persons

Dalkey Community Unit for Older People is a purpose build unit opened in 2000. We are situated in Dalkey village behind the Catholic Church.

Our Community Unit  is near the coffee shops, banks, library, the Dart station, shops etc.

A multidisciplinary approach is used to develop care plans. A balance is sought between the medical care and creating a homely atmosphere.

An open visiting policy is in operation however mealtimes are protected unless a relative or friend visits at mealtimes to assist their relative to have his/her  meals.

Accommodation:

Bedrooms Accommodation

Number of beds:
50
Single Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
6
Single Rooms without bathroom en-suite:
0
Double Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
0
Double without bathroom en-suite:
6
Triple Rooms:
0
Larger Rooms:
8
Overnight facility for visitors if required:
Yes
Room temperature can be controlled on a room by room basis:
No
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
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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:
No
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:
Multi-denominational
Religious services are held weekly:
No
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:
Yes
Dementia Care:
Yes
Palliative Care:
Yes
High Dependency Care:
Yes
Step-down Care:
No
Day Care:
Yes

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:
Members of the clergy along with ministers of the Eucharist visit regularly and resident can attend mass accompanied by volunteers
Community Meetings:
Yes
Daily Exercise Programme:
No
Evening Entertainment:
No
Pet therapy:
Yes

Quality Programmes

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

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