Melmount Manor

1 Orchard Road, Melmount, Strabane, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT82 9QR | Tel: 028 7138 3990

 

Melmount Manor is a privately-owned 81-bedded care home located in the County Tyrone town of Strabane. Our team of highly trained professionals offer first rate care for older people on a permanent or short term basis.

At Melmount Manor, it is fundamental that residents have freedom of choice and the opportunity to reach their optimum level of independence. In order for our residents to feel valued and enjoy life we involve them and their families in planning their care, with dignity, privacy and respect being paramount in all aspects of their lives.

Our activities co-ordinators ensure that residents are engaged and active with a full programme of activities and events throughout the day suitable for all tastes and preferences.. Activities include quizzes, sing-alongs, reminiscence therapy, indoor games, art and craft, baking, relaxation sessions and, wherever possible, trips out and about and gardening. We have an overhead projector and big screen for the enjoyment of old movies and musicals.

Family and friends are welcome at any time and are invited to join their loved ones in having tea and some of our cook’s delicious meals. Hot drinks and snacks are always available and our cook prepares three nutritious meals a day. The menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal produce, and special diets are catered for. We encourage residents to choose their own meals from the menu.

We are proud of our Home and the care we provide, and if you are considering care for yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to visit us and give us the opportunity to show you around the home and meet with some of our staff.

The manager or another member of the senior team would be delighted to spend time with you to answer any queries or concerns you have about moving to a care home and what you can expect at Melmount Manor.

Our telephone number is 028 7138 3990 if you wish to arrange a visit, otherwise you can call into the home if passing or anytime which suits you.

 

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Hayley Phillips – Home Manager

I started work in Melmount Manor 22 years ago at the age of 17 as a Care Assistant. It was my intention to gain valuable caring experience whilst studying with a hope of pursuing a career in Nursing. Following initial studies, I accepted a full-time role as a Care Assistant and spent several years looking after residents suffering from dementia within the Home.

After these invaluable years I applied to commence my nursing degree with the University of Ulster where I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2011. I returned to Melmount Manor at this time, now in the position of staff nurse where I continued to provide care of a high standard for the residents within the home, promoting choice, individuality, and respect.

In recent years I was promoted to the post of Sister which allowed me to continue to drive improvements in care within the home. During this time, I progressed professionally and was recently promoted to Unit Manager and subsequently to Home Manager.

I have a drive and passion for excellence within elderly care which I continually promote within my team. I will continue to encourage the local connections within our community at Melmount Manor, to enhance and enrich the lives of our residents whilst promoting activities and welcoming outside engagement. Throughout the years of my employment, I have developed many relationships with family members, and will strive to ensure these are further enhanced in my role as Home Manager. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, walking and travelling.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Bipolar / Manic Depression
  • Cancer Care
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Head/Brain Injury
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathic Care
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
  • Stroke
  • Visual Impairment

Facilities

  • Own GP if required
  • Own furniture if required
  • Close to local shops
  • Ground floor accommodation only
  • Enclosed gardens for residents
  • Residents’ kitchenette
  • Television point in each room

 

Testimonials
Melmount Manor was just the right size to provide a variety of activities for our mother and the other residents, but small enough to create a homely, secure atmosphere. The excellent team of carers is led by an outstanding modern manager who blends efficiency with a reassuring caring manner.
Staff at Melmount Manor are the most caring, professional and compassionate I have come across; the quality of care is second to none. Empathy, courtesy and quality are all attributes of the staff, and whilst being a medical facility they manage to keep the “at home” feel to the surroundings. I would definitely recommend Melmount Manor care home.

Larchwood Care (NI) Limited
First Floor

Unit 16 Crescent Industrial Estate
Ballinderry Road
Lisburn

BT28 2GN

Tel: 028 92 669 360

20 October 2021

The roll out of the vaccination programme in Northern Ireland has been another important mechanism which has helped the reduction in risk to us all within society.  We are delighted that within the Care Homes a very significant percentage of residents have been vaccinated and whilst we remain committed to the continued diligence of wearing PPE and enhanced infection control measures the impact of COVID-19 in the last 3 months has reduced.  Whilst acknowledging these pleasing outcomes most recent news of outbreaks in some local areas and a rise of cases associated with societal mixing reminds us not to be complacent.

In the last 24 hours we have received the updated guidance in respect of the step on the visiting pathway “Gradual Easing”.  Having considered the content of this document we have risk assessed our own local arrangements and are pleased to outline the plans in place for the Larchwood Care NI Homes below:

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.
  • 4 visitors from a maximum of 2 households may visit up to four times per week for maximum 60 minutes.
  • Visitors may include children. Children are included within the maximum 4 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 may touch and hold hands with the resident and brief hugging is now permitted.

 

 

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.  Residents may also now enjoy brief trips outside of the Home with loved ones.  These trips will be accommodated where restrictions such as social distancing and the wearing of face masks and the use of hand sanitiser can be facilitated.  Such visits will be risk assessed by the care home and further direction on these can be sought through the Home Manager.

 

Care Partner arrangements within the Homes continue and visits by Church Ministers and Faith Groups are in addition to the above visiting arrangements.

 

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.