Descriptions of dependency levels as used by HIQA in their "Annual Return for Providers of Designated Centres: Residential Care Centres for Older People" are as follows: Low Dependency: This category refers to people who need some support in the community and the more independent residents in residential accommodation who require little nursing care. They are usually independently mobile but may use a walking stick and have difficulty managing stairs.
Person whose independence is impaired to the extent that he/she requires residential care because the appropriate support and nursing care required by the person cannot be provided by the community. Mobility is impaired to the extent that the person requires supervision or a walking aid.
Independence is impaired to the extent that the person requires residential care but is not necessarily bed bound. The person may have a combination of physical and cognitive disabilities, may be confused at times and be incontinent. He/she may require a walking aid and physical assistance to walk.
Person whose independence is impaired to the extent that he/she requires comprehensive nursing care. The person is likely to be bed/chair bound and require assistance with all aspects of physical care. Though they may be ambulant they may be confused, present with behaviour that challenges and they may be incontinent.
We also cater for residents who require General Care, Young Chronic Care, Brain Injury, Respite Care, Dementia Specific Care and Palliative Care.
- Our care options are Low, Medium, High and Maximum. We aim to assess each resident to identifiy their individual care needs and develope a care pathway to optimise their care outcomes.
- Our ethos of care is to ensure that our residents maintain as independant a life style as possible promoting self determination
- We have a proven record of professional and competant palliative care delivery
- We offer physiotherapy assessment and support to promote mobility and maintain function whereever possible
- We promote a restraint free environment
- We cater for the needs of people living with dementia throughout their care journey.
- We aim to deleiver care to each resident in a person centred and holisitic manner. We commence our care pathway prior to admission, during the preadmission assessment process, and adapt our care plans to reflect and respond to the changing needs of our residents.