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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Mrs Annie Frobisher – Home Manager Melmount Manor

I am Annie Frobisher, a Registered Nurse with Post Graduate qualifications in Psyho-Social Interventions and Healthcare Management. I have many years’ experience, having worked at Senior Management level for 15 years within South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. During my last five years with the Trust, I managed the Dementia Services. At the end of my service with the Trust I was nominated for an invitation to the Queen’s Garden party to represent the Trust in recognition of my 23 years dedicated service.

I have been Manager of Melmount Manor Care Home since 2010 providing care for the older residents of Strabane and surrounding areas. We provide care under three categories, Dementia Nursing Care, Dementia Residential Care and Care for Frail Elderly. We are very well supported by our local community in Strabane including local schools and business and off course the Relatives and Friends of our 81 residents. We have a large team of dedicated and experienced nurses who are supported by a team of experienced and dedicated care staff who look after our residents with dignity and compassion.

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

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