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

In light of the recent development of new cases of the Coronavirus throughout Northern Ireland, we are writing to advise that all non-urgent visits to the Homes will be temporarily suspended with effect from Tuesday 1st September 2020. Following our previous correspondence with the introduction of outdoor visiting, we did confirm that we would continue to monitor the situation and notify you of any further updates in relation to visiting arrangements.

Additionally, we are cancelling local community and external entertainment. Outings from the Homes to day centres and social outings are unfortunately also being suspended. Our staff will do all they can to ensure that life in our Homes remain as comfortable and sociable as possible. We will still ensure that vital medical appointments will be kept where possible.

We fully acknowledge what a difficult time this has been and how hard it is to be separated from your loved one during these unprecedented times. However, with the recent increases of the “R-factor” and the higher incidences of clusters in numerous community areas, we remain cautious that complacency could particularly impact residents living in our Care Homes. It is anticipated that a further spike in cases will occur when the majority of schools return on a full-time basis from next week.

Specifically, we would ask that you to adhere to the following:

  • You may benefit from telephoning the Home to enquire regarding your loved one during business hours 9am-5pm.
  • Children will not be permitted to visit our Homes.
  • If your visit to the Home is urgent or non-preventable, you are asked to sanitise your hands using alcohol gel on entry and to proceed directly to the room of your loved one.  Please note only one visitor per resident will be permitted access at any one time.
  • Please note while in the building you must not access the communal lounges, dining rooms or ancillary areas of the Home.
  • Those who are displaying any signs of colds, flu or respiratory disease will not be permitted access and are asked to follow Public Health Agency guidelines on their website.

Having taken such decisions early previously, which prevented spread to and from the community, the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff in Larchwood Care remains paramount.

Please be assured that these measures are being implemented to keep your loved ones and all other residents as safe as possible. We have not taken this decision lightly and appreciate that this may cause some discomfort but feel this is a necessary step to take of social responsibility. Our staff teams have been superb and continue to demonstrate their dedication and commitment in keeping your loved one protected.

We plan to review this decision again at the end of September. If you have any questions please contact the Home Manager as I know they will be only too happy to help.

Thank-you for your continued support, understanding and patience at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Nuala Green

Managing Director