Dunanney Care Home

12 Glebe Road, Glengormley, Northern Ireland, BT36 6UW | Tel: 028 9084 9349

 

Situated on an elevated site in Glengormley, Co Antrim, Dunanney Private Care Home enjoys panoramic views of Cavehill and Belfast Lough. The home offers person centred nursing and residential care in a homely environment for the over 65s and can be on either a permanent or respite basis.

Our philosophy is simple, we want everyone to live life to their full potential. We always remember that our residents come first and treat them with the dignity, privacy and respect they deserve whilst encouraging them to retain their independence.

The home has an activities coordinator who organises individual programmes daily to suit the needs and wishes of our residents. Residents are encouraged to join in with activities such as quizzes, sing-alongs, reminiscence therapy, indoor games, arts and crafts, baking and trips out and about. Events are organised throughout the year to coincide with special events on the calendar and external entertainers are a regular occurrence. We also have a pet therapy dog who visits weekly.

Our kitchen staff prepare three nutritionally balanced meals a day and menus reflect seasonal produce. Special diets such as coeliac and diabetic can be catered for. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are always available and guests may share a meal with their relatives if they wish.

You can be assured of a very warm welcome at Dunanney Private Care Home. If you would like to be shown around or just have an informal chat about the home, please contact the Home Manager on 02890 849349 or 02890 837360.

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Cristina Chimixis, Acting Home Manager Dunanney Care Centre

In 2014 I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in Romania.  A short time after qualifying I relocated to Northern Ireland and began working within the Independent Sector in March 2015.

I joined the Larchwood Care NI family in March 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic and a very challenging period for humanity.  I have had the honour and privilege to help in giving back as much care to residents as possible along with my love and joy, in a Care Home that I have worked for more than two years as a Registered Nurse.

 

In 2022 I was promoted to the position of Acting Home Manager in Dunanney Care Home to lead a dedicated team of nursing, care and ancillary staff to develop a place where the residents can call  ‘a home from home.’   I wish people to recognised that resident’s dear ones are more than welcome to spend as much time as they feel able to.  A place opened to suggestions on how we can meet each and every individual’s needs as I believe that good care means open communication between all stakeholders.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Stroke
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Speech Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Heart disease

Facilities

  • Television point in bedroom
  • Own GP if required
  • Own furniture if required
  • Public transport located nearby
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Upstairs sun room
  • Lift
Testimonials
Over a year ago my husband and I were looking at suitable Nursing Homes for my brother who is 71 years of age, has a mental illness and is very quiet, vulnerable and withdrawn.
After much researching, we were told about Dunanney Care home, Newtownabbey.
My husband and I went to visit Dunanney Care Home and when we arrived we were greeted by a very warm, cheerful and friendly Administrator. I know what it is like to deal with individual personalities, responsibilities and stress. It can be trying at times.

Larchwood Care (NI) Limited
First Floor

Unit 16 Crescent Industrial Estate
Ballinderry Road
Lisburn

BT28 2GN

Tel: 028 92 669 360

22 February 2022

In the last number of months we have seen significant changes in the development of the virus with the spread of a new variant “omicron,” the impact of the holiday season over Christmas and New Year, the easing of social restrictions in the community and the changes to testing practices.

We continue to be thankful for the skill, commitment and dedication of all staff teams who have worked tirelessly in caring for the residents during challenging times.  We thank relatives too who have been patient and understanding in supporting the necessary restrictions placed upon visiting especially in Homes which have been impacted by outbreaks.

It was announced last week that further easing of restrictions on visiting have been introduced and this is cautiously welcomed.  I have outlined below the visiting arrangements which will be in place in all “non-outbreak homes” with immediate effect and anticipate that we will review on 7 March, when we expect further guidance from the Department of Health

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 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.