Residential Services, Navan Community Healthcare Unit
Location: HSE Navan Community Health Care Unit, Athboy Road, Navan, Co. Meath
Phone: 046 909 9101
Manager Older Person Services: Ms Elaine Ryan
Person in charge: Ms. Michelle Gilsenan
Philosophy of care
We promote independence, health, well-being, and aim to provide a safe therapeutic environment where privacy, dignity and confidentiality are respected.
Our philosophy is to embrace positive ageing and place the elderly person at the centre of all our decisions in relation to the provision of a high quality residential service.
We recognise the value and support of families in the ongoing care of our residents.
We strive to meet the resident’s needs in an environment in which all care focuses on the resident as an individual, safeguarding their well-being, interests, customs, values and spiritual beliefs.
Referral and admission process
To become a resident you will need to:
- Complete an application for Nursing Home Support (Fair Deal). Application form and information booklets are available from Meath HSE Nursing home Support Scheme- Fair Deal, Unit 3, Ardee Business Park, Hale Street, Ardee Co. Louth (Phone: 041 687 1525).
- If you are residing at home: Undertake a care assessment by your GP or Public Health Nurse.
If you are in hospital: Undertake a care assessment with the Healthcare Liaison nurse
3. You and your family will be invited to Beaufort House.
4. Michelle Gilsenan will contact you to undertake a pre-admission assessment
5. Admissions to Beaufort House are arranged when a bed is available and on confirmation of Fair Deal funding being released.
On admission each resident is evaluated by our staff to determine their needs. A comprehensive care plan is developed in consultation with a resident and their family. The care plan is reviewed and updated regularly.
We cater for all levels of care dependency.
Care Services include:
- Medical Officer
- 24 hour nursing and care staff
- Diversional Therapist
- Speech & language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Access to Dental and Ophthalmology & Audiology Care
- Access to Senior Social Worker
- Access to specialist Palliative Care Team
- NEDOC available out of hours
Beaufort House is a purpose built residential care facility. It has 35 single bedrooms with en-suite facilities. It also has 3 two-bedded bedrooms with en-suite facilities and 1 three bedded bedroom with an adjacent bathroom. Although we are a Tobacco-Free Campus, residents who smoke can avail of the designated smoking room in Beaufort House
Each bedroom is equipped with the following:
- Nurse call alarm
- Flat-screen television
- Private telephone point
- Internet access
- Electronically adjusted profiling bed
- Thermostatic temperature control
- Ceiling Hoist
A personal laundry service is also available on request. Residents are free to personalise their own bedrooms during their stay.
Activities and recreation
We also directly provide a range of activities which include:
- Music & sing-along
- Yoga/ Meditation
- Art classes
- Flower arranging
- Hairdressing & Beauty Treatments
- Reminiscence therapy
- Games, Cards, Bingo etc
- Library Services
- Shop available-Daily newspapers
- Television, radio, DVD’s
All activities are free of charge except for hairdressing and trips/excursions.
Beaufort House has an ‘Open Visiting Policy’ and visitors are always welcome.
Consultation and Advocacy
Residents will be consulted informally and formally in relation to specific matters related to their quality of life. Beaufort House has an established Resident’s Family Forum who meet monthly. SAGE Support & Advocacy Services for Older People, provide a facilitator to ensure independence of the service. The Advocacy Officer for Beaufort House is Ms. Maureen Finlay who is an independent advocate and she facilitates the group meetings.
This ensures that the residents have an opportunity to express their views on the operation of the service.
Beaufort House has a small prayer room where residents/families are welcome to visit at any time. We take care of the spiritual needs of our residents with the support of local Clergy of all denominations.
Menu and Nutrition
All meals are cooked fresh each day with menus being specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of our residents. The onsite Chef consults with resident to ensure that personal tastes are catered for.
All special dietary requirements can be facilitated in our fully HACCP Quality Assurance standard kitchen.
Have your say
Residents and their families are encouraged to make comments and suggestions about our service by completing the HSE Your Service Your Say comment cards, provided throughout Beaufort House.
The designated complaints officer for Beaufort House is Ms. Michelle Gilsenan, Person in Charge (046-9099101).
All complaints will be dealt with thoroughly and sensitively in accordance with the HSE Complaints Procedure.