Services offered by Dealgan House

Dealgan House Nursing Home caters for all categories of people of both genders and with all levels of dependencies. Our registration allows us accommodate anyone over the age of 18, but the majority of our residents are over 65 and most are significantly older.

To ensure the care provided is planned to meet individual needs, detailed assessments are undertaken on admission. Based on these assessment, a nurse and the resident or resident’s representative, devise a care plan, setting out objectives and realistic goals. This provides direction to care staff and will ensure that the care we are providing assists the resident to achieve his/her full potential.

Care plans are reviewed following feedback from the resident or in response to any changes in their personal needs or circumstances. As a minimum, care plans are reviewed every four months in consultation with the resident.

Nursing Care:

Dealgan House provides excellent nursing and personal care to our residents. A qualified nurse, with experience of caring for the elderly, is on duty at all times and is assisted by a team of qualified Care Assistants. On admission to Dealgan House, residents can retain their own GP or our nursing staff will assist with a transfer to a local GP practice if required. Some GP’s carry out rounds in the home on a weekly basis and are on call in case of emergencies.

Respite and Convalescent Care:

Respiute care is sometimes required by families who care for an elderly family member at home while convalescent care gives a patient time to recover from major surgery prior to returning home. Dealgan House is registered with the VHI while other health insurers do not require registration. If a bed is available, we can provide respite and/or convalescent care.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care:

Dealgan House prides itself on the quality of end-of-life care and support provided to our terminally ill residents and their families. We understand that it is a difficult and sensitive time and our aim is to provide, nursing, psychological, spiritual and practical care and support to both the resident and his/her family. We welcome the Hospice palliative team to Dealgan House and work closely with them when palliative care is required.

Social Programmes:

Social Programmes are an important part of daily life at Dealgan House. A Sonas-trained activities coordinator is on duty 7 days per week and leads a programme of activities which include:

  • Daily activities and exercises
  • Regular therapies such as reflexology or head massage
  • Outings/picnics
  • Parties marking special occasions or themes
  • Music Entertainment
  • Art classes
  • Nail painting
  • Shared daily newspapers
  • Religious ceremonies

Other Services:

A range of other services can be arranged either regularly or on request. These include

  • Chiropody
  • Dry cleaning and/or specialised laundry service;
  • Ophthalmic and Dental Services;
  • Transport including care assistant costs where a family is unable to provide transport themselves (e.g. to attend an out-patient’s appointment)
  • Hairdressing and other similar services;
  • Daily delivery of personal newspapers;
  • In-room land line Phone and
  • Any other service that may be agreed between the resident and Dealgan House.