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

We acknowledge how difficult it has been for you to be separated from your loved one over this challenging period dealing with the pandemic of COVID-19. We hope you have been satisfied with all communication efforts from the Home that has helped between the residents and yourself in the absence of visiting.

From the initial announcement of the Home closing, the main focus has always been the safety of all residents and staff within our care. I do hope you find it comforting to know that all of our Homes have managed extremely well throughout this crisis to date. We are delighted to share with you that out of 370 residents and over 550 staff across 8 Homes, we have had only 3 positive COVID-19 cases, each of whom have thankfully been nursed back to health and are currently doing well. Our staff teams have been superb and continue to demonstrate their dedication and commitment in keeping your loved one protected.

Following the recent announcement by the Health Minister, knowing that the safety of your resident continues to be your upmost priority, this will be the main focus when considering future visiting arrangements. To allow time for these important decisions to be made informatively, virtual visiting remains the preferred option as it provides the greatest protection for residents and staff while keeping footfall to a minimum.

However, if you are unsatisfied with virtual visiting arrangements, we can accommodate outdoor visiting on weekdays only, which will need to be arranged directly through the Home Manager in advance.

The following outdoor visiting conditions will apply:

  • The resident or you, the next of kin, must nominate two named visitors.
  • A maximum of 2 visitors per resident will be permitted at each visit.
  • Only 1 visit per resident per week will be accommodated.
  • Visitors will be required to provide their own face covering which is mandatory.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or feeling unwell in any way the visit should not take place.
  • A maximum 20 minute visiting period will be allocated.
  • No children will be permitted.
  • Social distancing principles of 2 metres must be observed at all times.

 

As an increase in the “R – factor” has been recently reported and further lockdowns have been reinstated in some areas, we are aware that a risk remains to the general public. We remain conscious that complacency could particularly impact residents living in our Care Homes and so we are continuing to monitor the situation and will notify you of any further updates in relation to visiting arrangements.

Finally, I would like to thank you for showing your support, understanding and patience which has been greatly appreciated at this time.

Many thanks as ever for your assistance,

Nuala Green
Managing Director