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

22 February 2021

Dear (Next of Kin),

Further to my last statement , you will be aware that we took the decision in January to close to all visiting as we witnessed a province wide increase in transmission of COVID-19.  This decision was not taken lightly and in keeping with our core values sought to provide protection to your loved ones.

We recognise the last 12 months has been extremely challenging for families who have been separated from their loved ones in an effort to keep them safe.  We thank everyone for their understanding and their resolve to work with us in protecting the most vulnerable and preventing where possible the spread of the virus to residents and staff.  Your support has been an invaluable part of working together to keep residents safe.

During this time many of you will have availed of virtual and window visits, which remain the safest means to keep in contact with residents.

In the last 6 weeks there have been many positive developments, including the roll out of the vaccine to residents and the decrease in community transmission.  We also acknowledge, in line with the executive’s announcement of continued restrictions, there is a need for continued vigilance and risk management.  In developing and re-establishing  the visiting policy for Larchwood Care Homes we have taken all these matters into consideration and believe that the following arrangements provide the necessary balance for safe visiting.  The following sets out the opportunities available in all Homes.

Virtual and Window Visiting

These visits have been available throughout the last 12 months and can be still be facilitated in all Homes.  Window visitors are reminded that they must still wear a face mask during visits.  Visits are available 7 days a week and if you do not require staff to support your visit there is no restriction on visiting times or duration.

If staff are required to facilitate or support these visits please make contact with the Home at the assigned booking times of Monday – Friday 1000 – 1100 hours or 1400-1500 hours to request this support.

End of Life Visiting

Throughout the last 12 months we have recognised that the last moments are precious and have continued to facilitate these visiting arrangements for residents who are in the last days of their life.  If you find yourself in this position, special compassionate arrangements will be facilitated through the Home Manager or Nurse in Charge.  Often the Home will make contact with you to arrange these, but if you have urgent need to contact us at any time to book access to your loved one.

Care Partners

A Care Partner is defined as an individual who has previously played a role in supporting and attending to their relative’s physical and mental health, and/or provided specific support and assistance to ensure that communication or other health and social care needs are met due to a pre-existing condition.  These arrangements which have been in place within all Homes permit an individual to be designated as a Care Partner, however the next of kin must make contact with the Home Manager to advise of this nomination.

Two individuals can be nominated for a resident as Care Partners.  We will facilitate either of these nominees a maximum of 2 visits between them per week.  The total visit time will be no longer than 45 minutes.  Care Partners must book their visit by contacting the Home at the assigned booking times of Monday – Friday 1000 – 1100 hours or 1400-1500 hours.

Care Partners will be tested weekly as part of the Care Home staff testing programme.  Upon arrival at the Home the Care Partner will have their temperature taken and supported to don full PPE.  They will then be escorted to the room of their loved one.  Care Partners are not permitted to engage with any other resident whilst in the building.

Non Care Partner Visits (General Visits)

In addition to care partners, from Monday 1 March 2021, Larchwood Care will be facilitating non-care-partner visiting in all Homes.  These general visits can either be accommodated in the designated visiting area or in resident rooms for those who are unable to come to the visiting area.

All general 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.  General visits will accommodate one person to visit once per week.  Visitors must be over the age of 18 years.

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.

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.

Yours sincerely,

Nuala Green

Managing Director