Ardeen nursing home - update

Health officials have found that Ardeen Nursing Homein Thurles serves residents “in a consistent and safe manner.”

Health officials have found that Ardeen Nursing Homein Thurles serves residents “in a consistent and safe manner.”

HIQA inspectors visited the home on May 14/15 as required by law. The report shows that “the health needs of residents were met to a high standard. Residents had access to GP services, to a range of other health services and evidence-based nursing care was provided. Improvement was required to some aspects of the care planning process.” The person in charge is Mary Fogarty while Mary Walsh is the care provider.

“The provider and person in charge promoted the safety of residents,” states the report. “A risk management process was in place for all areas of the centre. Staff had received training and were knowledgeable about the prevention of elder abuse. The quality of residents’ lives was enhanced by the provision of a choice of interesting things for them to do during the day.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.