We encourage all our residents to get involved in activities. For newer residents it can be a great way to mingle with others and get to know people. Making friends can really help residents to settle in and manage the change of environment. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions for activities.
Arts and Crafts in the morning
Bingo or Opera singer Amanda Neri in the afternoon
Sing songs and knitting club am
Dementai specific session am
Elderwell session pm
Hairdresser all day
Therapy Dog visit am
Balance and Fitness session pm
Armchair Travel am
Card Games am
Live Music pm
Movie afternoon or Catholic Mass pm
The chiropodist, attends fortnightly or more often if required. An appointment can be arranged through the staff and payment is either directly to Nan or by monthly bill.
We have a physiotherapist who your GP can refer you to if required. She will attend you in the nursing home by appointment. Payment is made directly to the physiotherapist and can be claimed from your private health insurer if applicable.
Ministers of all religions attend the nursing home on a regular basis. Communion is given every Sunday to Catholic residents and mass is once a month.
Church of Ireland ministers attend once a month also.
Newspapers are delivered daily to the home for the residents use. If you require a specific paper or your own copy of a paper please let us know.
If you require any shopping the staff will organise this for you.
There are telephone points in all rooms and private telephones can be installed, please ask management if you would like to arrange this. Mobile phones can be used in all areas of the home at any time. There is a portable phone at reception in the entrance hall available for all residents and visitors.
There is a TV in each bedroom and in the living rooms. There are a number of Free to Air channels available in the bedrooms, or you can receive sky if you bring your own decoder. The channels in the living rooms include all the Sky digital channels plus sports and movies.
The staff will do your laundry for you if you require. All laundry being done in the home must be labelled with the resident’s name. All washing, drying, and ironing is done free of charge. Dry cleaning can be arranged for a charge.
A Residents Committee meets every 10 to 12 weeks to discuss any improvements that could be made to enhance life in Douglas Nursing Home. All residents are welcome and encouraged to voice their opinions. The meeting is facilitated by the Elderwell Team and the minutes are forwarded to the Director of Nursing to be discussed and recommendations implemented.