Consultation with residents for reviews of Resident Care Plans: On admission to the hospital and at regular three month intervals or more frequently if required, nursing staff in conjunction with care staff and the resident undertake a full assessment of the residents physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs as part of the nursing care planning and evaluation process.
- A full medical review is done on admission and at regular three month intervals or more frequently if needed.
- All residents and their families are encouraged to participate in this care planning process, to ensure that the resident’s views and wishes are incorporated into the care delivered.
- All attempts are made to reflect the resident’s desired daily routine in the running of each unit in the hospital.
St. Joseph's Hospital will care for individuals requiring long term or short term care. The decision to move into a care facility, especially long term can be a difficult decision and we believe in offering as much information, support and time as required for each individual. We encourage visits to our home, giving the opportunity to sample the atmosphere, meet residents and staff and gain a better understanding of what the hospital can offer.
Admissions to St Joseph’s Hospital are normally arranged by appointment following a pre-admission assessment of physical, social and cognitive needs. We understand that very occasionally, where there is no alternative available, emergency admissions are necessary to promote the safety of the client.
There will be an initial period of one month for all parties to ensure the resident is happy and the hospital is meeting their needs and expectations. Within this time the Director of Nursing will meet with the resident and family to ensure any initial problems/ difficulties are dealt with.
On admission there will be some paperwork to be completed which includes a full nursing assessment and care plan. This will be developed with the participation of the client within first week of admission. The residents' personal care needs and preferences will be set out to provide direction to staff members involved in providing the care. A review of the care plan and assessment will be carried out with the resident and any changes updated, at three monthly intervals or more frequently if required. We will communicate to the resident in advance, notifying them of the review and set a mutually convenient date and time to complete the review process.
Care is provided for residents requiring long and short term care, respite, palliative and terminal, post-operative care.
- Continuing care
- Respite care
- Young chronic sick
- Physical & sensory
- Dementia with mild cognitive impairment
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Physical disability
- Intellectual difficulties