Type of Care

Cairnhill Nursing Homes provide 24 hour care and accommodation, with both premises located in quiet residential areas offering the perfect environment for relaxed and comfortable living. Cairnhill Nursing Home provides residential nursing care for both men and women over the age of 18 years whose dependency level requires care from minimal support and assistance to total nursing care.

Type of Nursing Care Provided

Convalescence Care Respite
Palliative Care Long Term Care

 

Residents are provided with a homely environment designed around their individualised needs of support, while maximising their independence in beautiful surroundings. The centres provide Residents with continuous opportunities for social interaction, recreation and enhanced quality of life through specifically designed events and activities programmes. Residents’ health care is maximised by our highly skilled team of health professionals.

Care Planning

Upon admission to Cairnhill, a Staff Nurse will carry out a comprehensive assessment which will identify each Resident’s care needs. From that assessment, care plans will be created which shall detail how each Resident would like their care delivered, using best practice guidelines. Cairnhill Nursing Homes operate an electronic Resident record system called EpicCare.

Each Resident’s record on EpicCare is reviewed regularly and updated by a Nurse and the Resident to include all the Resident’s changes or preferences. It is designed to maintain the Resident’s independence and to ensure their personal dignity. A hardcopy of the Resident record can be made available also for ease of review.

 

Nutrition

Qualified catering staff work within the home and endeavour to provide a variety of appetising, home-cooked and nutritious meals. Meals served include breakfast, lunch, evening tea, mid morning, afternoon and evening snacks. Beverages are also available through the night on request.

Staff will visit each Resident daily to take requests for meals, taking into account individual dietary needs. Meals can be taken in the dining rooms, day rooms or in the Resident’s bedroom if preferred.

 There are two dining room sittings for meal times every day with lunch served from 12.30pm and evening tea served from 4.30pm though meal times can be varied on request.  

 Menus are designed to meet the needs of our Residents. All meals are made fresh on the day of serving. The facility of a dining room is available on each floor of Cairnhill Nursing Home. Each dining room offers a choice of mealtimes. Residents may choose where they would like to dine and arrangements can be made for room service in the privacy of the Resident’s bedroom.

In addition, our Chefs consult with Residents on a daily basis to ensure that personal tastes are accommodated and that they are satisfied with their meals. Further Resident feedback on catering is sought at Residents’ Representative Group Meetings held every two months.

We operate a full HACCP Quality Assurance standard kitchen and Residents with special dietary requirements (i.e. diabetes, coeliac and other conditions) are well catered for.