Prospective service users are encouraged to visit Mellifont Abbey with their relatives to have a coffee and a chat with staff and existing service users. They may also be directed to Social Services for further advice and guidance should they wish. The manager can in most cases visit the service user at home or in hospital so as to gain first hand information about their abilities and lifestyle requirements to facilitate ease of settling in when admitted.
Prospective service users are entitled to a trial period of up to two months, by mutual agreement. After this period permanent accommodation will usually be offered except for cases where the resident has not been assessed as suitable for life in the home. In cases such as these any non admission will always be done in the best interest of the service user. There are no visiting restrictions and we will always seek to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Fees are payable monthly in advance and relate to individual care needs and size of room. Payment of fees will remain the responsibility of the service user or their agents and a minimum of 4 weeks notice will be given either way if any necessary changes to fees are to be implemented. Regular entertainment in the home are inclusive and some activities outside the home may occasionally be subsidised.
SERVICES INCLUDED IN BASIC FEES:
- One to one care and attention
- Individual personal care and support.
- All meals and drinks
- Laundering of personal clothing and linen
- Bedroom/in house cleaning
- Activities and entertainment
SERVICES AVAILABLE AT AN EXTRA COST:
- Dry cleaning if required
- Dental treatment
- Personal clothing
- Toiletries and other personal luxury items
- Outgoings or day trips (if at a cost)
- Any therapies that are not referred by the NHS
- Private healthcare
- Pay phone
- Trips to shows
- Continence aids
- TV license
- Tuck and takeaways
FINDING THE RIGHT HOME:
Types of care here at Mellifont Abbey:
- Dementia Residential: Dementia residential care is suitable for people who are in the early to middle stages of dementia and require support in their daily living activities. Residential care is suitable for people who do not have a high level of physical medical needs.
- General Care: General nursing care is suitable for people with enduring medical conditions or conditions resulting in physical disability.
- Mental Health: Mental health care is for people with behavioral difficulties and a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.
In house we can facilitate:
- Long or short term care
- Respite or Convalescence
- Day care
- Emergency admissions
We can also provide in house visits from doctors, nurses, opticians, hairdressers, chiropodist, and other specialists.