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Our Lady’s Home is a facility of the Diocese of Down and Connor and has provided nursing care for the frail elderly on the Beechmount site since 1930. The day-to-day operation of the Home is the responsibility of the Director and Nurse Manager who reports to the Management Committee appointed by the Bishop of the Diocese. The Home is situated on the Falls Road in the Beechmount area of West Belfast with convenient access to main bus routes, shops, local amenities and is only a 10 minute walk to the Royal Victoria Hospital. The present purpose-built facility was opened in October 1996 and an extension was added in 2004, taking the total number of beds in the Home to 86, 19 of which are allocated to our Dementia Care Unit. We also offer a day care facility. Our Lady’s Home is registered under the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, and is also a Registered Charity.read more ...
Aims, Objectives and Philosophy of Care in Our Lady’s Home Our Lady's Home Aim to:- - Provide quality nursing care in a setting where residents can feel at home - Help residents to live as full and independent a life as possible - Create a sense of normality for residents in their new environment - Provide an open friendly and professional service that is sensitive to the individual needs and requirements of the residents The objectives of Our Lady’s Home are to: - Create and implement a personalised care plan for each resident and to review it on a monthly basis - Render the highest levels of professional care to all residents and to implement a system of continuous improvement and quality care Philosophy of Care Staff of Our Lady’s Home pride themselves on the creation of a secure, relaxed and homely environment in which our residents benefit from the highest levels of professional personal care, well-being and comfort.read more ...
68 Ard-Na-Va Road Belfast BT12 6FF read more ...
The Home’s Chapel which is at the centre of the complex, is the focus for the spiritual and pastoral care which has been such a central part of the ethos of Our Lady’s Home since it first opened its doors to the elderly many years ago. Mass is celebrated daily Sunday to Friday and anointing of the sick takes place on the first Friday of each month. The Home is divided into five units, one EMI unit and four general nursing units each with their own dining and sitting rooms. A number of areas around the Home give the opportunity for a change of scenery and a chat with family and friends.  Newspapers and magazines can be ordered and delivered to your room upon request  A hairdresser visits the Home Weekly  An in-house shop, staffed by volunteers, is open for a few hours five-days a week and offers for sale items such as toiletries, drinks, confectionery, greeting cards, Mass cards, etc.  Enclosed courtyards provide safety for residents to go for a leisurely walk in the company of relatives or staff with seating available to relax and enjoy the fresh air.  A local clothes supplier attends the Home twice a year  A payphone is located in the foyer read more ...
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Activities Department Residents are offered encouragement to follow their individual interests and perhaps even develop new ones during their stay at Our Lady’s Home. The Activities team ensures residents have further opportunities to mix, socialise and participate in a variety of structured activities that help to establish a sense of belonging. Community involvement helps to improve the quality of life for residents during their stay. An example of some of the activities offered is:-  Regular entertainers provide a range of activities including singing, dancing, magic tricks etc  Movement to music, Yoga,  Visits from local school children are the highlight of the Christmas and Easter Holidays  The boccia team host and travel to matches around the province  Visits from other Homes  Mobile library calls monthly  Zoo visits a couple of times a year with a selection of small animals.  Autumn sale is held in October to raise funds for the activities department read more ...
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Our Lady's Home 68 Ard-Na-Va Road Belfast BT12 6FF Phone: 028 90 325 731 Fax: 028 90 236 700 e-mail: admin@ourladyshome.org read more ...
Our Lady’s Home can accommodate up to 86 residents, (67 nursing beds and 19 specialised beds in our Dementia Care Unit). The spacious accommodation is spread over 2 floors with lift access to all areas. To make everything as safe, easy and convenient as possible, provision has been made for full wheelchair access to all areas. Our Lady’s Home has mature landscaped gardens along with patio areas for residents to enjoy. As the comfort of our residents is very important to us, each room is maintained to a high standard and is tastefully decorated and furnished. Residents are however, welcome to bring personal belongings such as ornaments, pictures and small items of furniture. All rooms provide individual accommodation with en-suite facilities. There are plentiful dining and sitting rooms, small kitchens with tea/coffee making facilities, a large conference room and pleasant outdoor courtyards. A loop system is available to help those who use a hearing aid or loop listener. read more ...
The NI Health and Social Care Board has approved the following tariffs for 2013/14: Nursing Care Home 2013/2014 Per week People with Learning Disability £567 People with Physical Disability £609 People with Mental Illness (or drug/alcohol dependence) £567 All other people (elderly/frail) £567 The rates above reflect a 3% increase (rounded to the nearest £) on the regional tariffs for 2012/13. The new rates will be applied from 1st April 2013 read more ...
There are no set visiting times at Our Lady’s Home and visitors are welcome at any reasonable time throughout the day. For security reasons, the entrance doors at reception will be locked from 5pm, Monday – Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday and the main gates secured from 9pm.Entrance to the Home at these times may be gained via the intercom system located at the front door or at the main gate outside the Home. For Health & Safety purposes we would ask that children are supervised at all times when visiting. read more ...


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