Greenhaw Lodge

42 Racecourse Road, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 8DA | Tel: 028 7135 4725

 

Greenhaw Lodge is a 43-bedded privately owned care home located in the city side of Derry/Londonderry, specialising in providing care to those with Dementia on a permanent basis.

At Greenhaw Lodge it is important that residents have freedom of choice and the opportunity to achieve independence as the recovery model of nursing is implemented.

Our ethos of ‘shared care with families’ means we involve families, through consultation, in planning the care their loved ones will receive, whilst our ‘open door’ policy encourages families and friends participate in all aspects of their lives.

All of our meals are made fresh each day and our head chef regularly reviews our menu to reflect seasonal produce.

Our full time activity co-ordinator encourages residents to engage and participate in our wide programme of activities and events throughout the day, whatever their level of mobility.

Activities include reminiscence therapy, indoor games, art and craft, music therapy, religious ceremonies (all denominations), reflexology, gardening, relaxation and trips out and about. Each evening, we show films for the enjoyment of “old time movies and musicals”.

We are proud of our care home, our team and the service and treatment we provide to our residents.

We would love to have the opportunity to show you around the home and for you to meet with our staff team if you are considering placement in Greenhaw Lodge for a loved one.

 

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Bernie McDaniels, Home Manager, Greenhaw Lodge Care Centre

I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1987 and from early in my training, developed a passion for caring for those older adults, diagnosed with dementia. I feel that I was heavily influenced by the care I provided as a teenager to my grandfather, in pursuing my career in dementia nursing. Over the years I have had various management posts within the Independent sector and was delighted to be appointed as Home Manager to Greenhaw Lodge in June 2018.

I am dedicated to leading the staff teams to enhance the lives of those we care for. I am particularly proud of all the staff in Greenhaw Lodge who always put the residents from the local community and their families first.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Bipolar/ Manic Depression
  • Schizophrenia Illness
  • Cancer Care
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain injury
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Speech Impairment

Facilities

  • Own GP
  • Own Furniture (not required)
  • Close to local amenities
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Ground Floor accommodation
  • Television point in each room
  • Multi -disciplinary team involvement
  • We have an experienced team of professional nurses, care staff, housekeeping, kitchen staff and the service team.
Testimonials
It is a huge relief to know that my mother has been well cared over the past 5 years by such dedicated staff. Management and staff at Greenhaw Lodge have an excellent understanding of the holistic needs of vulnerable elderly people and provide person centered care in a dedicated professional and kindly manner.
The care our mum received was excellent, so much so that we did not want her to be moved to hospital in her last few days, away from the people that knew and cared for her over the years. The caring dignity and respect that mum received was amazing; a reassuring note to all families that may have to go on this journey with their loved ones in the future.

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