Dunanney Care Home

12 Glebe Road, Glengormley, Northern Ireland, BT36 6UW | Tel: 028 9084 9349

 

Situated on an elevated site in Glengormley, Co Antrim, Dunanney Private Care Home enjoys panoramic views of Cavehill and Belfast Lough. The home offers person centred nursing and residential care in a homely environment for the over 65s and can be on either a permanent or respite basis.

Our philosophy is simple, we want everyone to live life to their full potential. We always remember that our residents come first and treat them with the dignity, privacy and respect they deserve whilst encouraging them to retain their independence.

The home has an activities coordinator who organises individual programmes daily to suit the needs and wishes of our residents. Residents are encouraged to join in with activities such as quizzes, sing-alongs, reminiscence therapy, indoor games, arts and crafts, baking and trips out and about. Events are organised throughout the year to coincide with special events on the calendar and external entertainers are a regular occurrence. We also have a pet therapy dog who visits weekly.

Our kitchen staff prepare three nutritionally balanced meals a day and menus reflect seasonal produce. Special diets such as coeliac and diabetic can be catered for. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are always available and guests may share a meal with their relatives if they wish.

You can be assured of a very warm welcome at Dunanney Private Care Home. If you would like to be shown around or just have an informal chat about the home, please contact the Home Manager on 02890 849349 or 02890 837360.

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Verconica Sousa, Acting Home Manager Dunanney Care Centre

I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2011 in Portugal. During my training I developed a passion for caring for the elderly. I began work within the Independent Sector in 2012 and I have had the privilege of supporting residents to enhance their quality of life through compassionate care and I found that very rewarding.

I joined Larchwood Care in 2019 and progressed to the position of Clinical Lead. In 2020, I was promoted to the position of Acting Home Manager in Dunanney Care Home to lead a dedicated team of nursing, care and ancillary staff to develop a homely environment overlooking the panoramic views of the Cavehill and Belfast Lough.

The majority of staff in the home have been working at Dunanney for many years which promotes a person centred sense of care and always put the residnts first. The activities program offers a variety of group and individual entertainment to suit everyone’s needs and preferences.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my two kids and reading.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Stroke
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Speech Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Heart disease

Facilities

  • Television point in bedroom
  • Own GP if required
  • Own furniture if required
  • Public transport located nearby
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Upstairs sun room
  • Lift
Testimonials
Over a year ago my husband and I were looking at suitable Nursing Homes for my brother who is 71 years of age, has a mental illness and is very quiet, vulnerable and withdrawn.
After much researching, we were told about Dunanney Care home, Newtownabbey.
My husband and I went to visit Dunanney Care Home and when we arrived we were greeted by a very warm, cheerful and friendly Administrator. I know what it is like to deal with individual personalities, responsibilities and stress. It can be trying at times.

Larchwood Care (NI) Limited
First Floor

Unit 16 Crescent Industrial Estate
Ballinderry Road
Lisburn

BT28 2GN

Tel: 028 92 669 360

9 June 2021

Following guidance from the Department of Health received 8 June 2021, the visiting arrangements outlined previously 10 May 2020 remain in place for a further 3 weeks, with a proposed review 22 June 2021.  As such the following arrangements remain the policy for visits to any Larchwood Care Ni Home.

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.
- 2 visitors may visit twice per week per week for maximum 60 minutes.
- Visitors may include children. Children are included within the maximum 2 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 will be provided with an apron, but do not have to wear gloves.
- You may touch and hold hands with the resident. At this stage hugging is discouraged.

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. At this stage non-staff facilitated trips away from the Home are not accommodated.

The plans phases 2 and 3 are outlined below, however dates for implementation are now on hold until further reviews are conducted.  The next review date is 22 June 2021 and the Department of Health will release advice at this time.

Phase 2 – date to be agreed (subject to change)

All the above risk management protocols will be in place with the following changes.

- Maximum of 4 people from 2 households may visit twice per week
- Introduction of “brief hugging”
- Risk assessed trips outside of the Home.
- Hairdressers may return

Phase 3 – date to be agreed (subject to change)

The following easements are encouraged from this date.

- No restriction on number of people but limited to two households twice a week.
- Overnight stays away from the Home may be facilitated.