When you visit us at Mount Tabor you will notice the warmth of the atmosphere and the real commitment and care shown by every member of our nursing staff.
We are HIQA approved for 45 residents (men and women, although given normal demographics, more residents are female). Unfortunately we are unable to cater for people under 65 years. Most of our residents are in their 80s and 90s.
Our facility is designed primarily to care for people in the higher dependency categories. When assessing new residents we will always consider our present resident profiles, nursing staff capacity and how a new person will fit in with our current residents. We will make a visit either at home or in hospital to ensure that we are able to offer the accommodation most suited to the resident's needs.
On arrival, everyone receives an information booklet and is shown around the home. At this stage, a personalised care plan (which follows best practice guidelines) is created for all residents. This is reviewed regularly and especially if there are any changes in health or circumstances.
Families and relatives are encouraged to participate in the daily routine as far as it is practicable and are always welcome to chat with a member of the nursing staff or a care assistant if they have concerns or ideas to make their loved one's life more comfortable.
Specialist advice and therapies are provided as required through links with relevant qualified extrernal persons and/or agencies. In addition to ongoing contact with GPs, this could include:
St Vincents University Hospital (Old Age Psychiatry Dept and Medicine for the Elderly Community Service)
HSE Infection Control Unit
Occupational Therapists (including seating specialists)
Speech & Language Therapists
Tissue Viability Nurses
The Blackrock Hospice (Palliative Care and end-of-life support)