Culmore Manor

39 Culmore Road, Londonderry, BT48 8JB | Tel:028 7135 9302

 

Culmore Manor is a 56-bedded nursing home. All rooms are single occupancy with many offering en-suite facilities. Located in Derry / Londonderry, we offer round comprehensive care delivered by dedicated and highly trained staff in comfortable surroundings.

Our philosophy is to help residents live life to the full and residents are encouraged to choose what to do and when. They can relax and socialise in the comfy TV lounges or spend time in the many quiet areas, ideal for reading or listening to music. For those residents who love the outdoors, our large garden and grounds are ideal for enjoying a peaceful walk or alternatively just to relax by having a seat and enjoying the fresh air.

There is plenty going and our activities coordinator puts together a full programme to reflect the likes and needs of our residents.

Our cook prepares three nutritious meals a day, including home baking, and the menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal produce. Hot drinks and snacks are always available and guests are invited to share a meal with residents. Special diets are also catered for.

Friends and family are welcome at any time. We have a large quiet room that families may use for meetings and our nurses and activity coordinator use this for reminiscence therapy and to deliver the full range of activities.

If you would like a tour of Culmore Manor or want to chat about the care we offer please get in touch on 028 7135 9302 or request a call back.

 

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Ryan O’Donnell, Home Manager of Culmore Manor since October 2018.

I am a Registered Mental Health nurse having qualified in 2009. My background includes working in a dementia inpatient unit as well as community based services in the Derry / Londonderry area. I am extremely passionate about resident needs and motivating staff teams in Culmore Manor to deliver the highest standards of care possible. Personally for me, I am proud and delighted to be able to lead care in a community that I grew up in. My aim is to empower the residents who live in Culmore Manor, to get the best out of life.

From starting in Culmore, I have found the Home to be a tranquil environment, with a very relaxed atmosphere. I lead very dedicated nursing, care and ancillary teams, who always strive to go the extra mile for the residents for whom we care. The Home is close to city amenities, situated on a large site with beautifully landscaped gardens. It really is a “Home from Home”.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Cancer Care
  • Epilepsy
  • Head / Brain Injury / Stroke
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Speech Impairment
  • Visual Impairment

Facilities

  • Television point in bedroom
  • Own GP if required
  • Own furniture if required
  • Close to local shops
  • Gardens for residents
  • Lift
Testimonials
I am writing to highlight the care given to my late father during his stay at Culmore Manor Nursing Home. The staff from the cleaners, care assistants, nurses and medical team all showed great kindness and warmth to him and his care was paramount to them.
To all the staff and carers at Culmore Manor Nursing Home….We appreciate everything you did for our sister, she was so happy in the home

Larchwood Care (NI) Limited
First Floor

Unit 16 Crescent Industrial Estate
Ballinderry Road
Lisburn

BT28 2GN

Tel: 028 92 669 360

20 October 2021

The roll out of the vaccination programme in Northern Ireland has been another important mechanism which has helped the reduction in risk to us all within society.  We are delighted that within the Care Homes a very significant percentage of residents have been vaccinated and whilst we remain committed to the continued diligence of wearing PPE and enhanced infection control measures the impact of COVID-19 in the last 3 months has reduced.  Whilst acknowledging these pleasing outcomes most recent news of outbreaks in some local areas and a rise of cases associated with societal mixing reminds us not to be complacent.

In the last 24 hours we have received the updated guidance in respect of the step on the visiting pathway “Gradual Easing”.  Having considered the content of this document we have risk assessed our own local arrangements and are pleased to outline the plans in place for the Larchwood Care NI Homes below:

Virtual, Window, End of Life Visiting and Care Partners

There have not been any changes in the arrangements for the above visiting opportunities.  All continue to be available within the Homes and can be booked, where necessary, through the Home Administrator.

 

General Visiting

 

In line with the Regional guidelines referenced above Larchwood Care NI is also facilitating General and Room Visits.  The difference between a General Visit and a Room Visit is the location in which they take place within the Home.  A General Visit will take place within the designated visiting area of the Home and a Room Visit, for those residents unable to come to the visiting area, will take place in the Resident’s room.

 

All General and Room visits must be pre-booked and you will be asked a series of risk assessment questions as part of this booking process.  Booking can take place Monday – Friday 1000 – 1100 hours or 1400-1500 hours, by phoning the Care Home.  The following guidelines will help you to understand the process and arrangements for both types of visits

 

  • Book in advance.
  • Undertake risk assessment over the phone.
  • 4 visitors from a maximum of 2 households may visit up to four times per week for maximum 60 minutes.
  • Visitors may include children. Children are included within the maximum 4 persons per visit.
  • Arrive to the Home wearing a face mask 20 minutes prior to your visiting slot.
  • All visitors will be swabbed using a rapid antigen COVID-19 test.
  • You will be asked to wait until the result of your test is confirmed as negative
  • You may touch and hold hands with the resident and brief hugging is now permitted.

 

 

In facilitating this wide range of visiting activities and care partner arrangements you will understand the burden placed on staff time to undertake the administration and facilitation of these.  Each Home will therefore have a maximum number of general and virtual visits available per week and we would ask that all relatives, family and friends are understanding of this.

 

In addition to visiting, independently mobile residents may avail of meeting with relatives in the grounds and gardens of the Homes.  Residents may also now enjoy brief trips outside of the Home with loved ones.  These trips will be accommodated where restrictions such as social distancing and the wearing of face masks and the use of hand sanitiser can be facilitated.  Such visits will be risk assessed by the care home and further direction on these can be sought through the Home Manager.

 

Care Partner arrangements within the Homes continue and visits by Church Ministers and Faith Groups are in addition to the above visiting arrangements.

 

All visitors, including Care Partners, in their daily lives are reminded of the need to ensure good personal hygiene, use of face coverings as required and to exercise their judgement on the need to use public transport for the benefit of all residents and staff in the Home.