The home has been established since 1948 and is run by a registered charity. Our Board members are Colin Pickard, Suzanne Pickard, Nicholas McCathie, Reverend Beverley Herve and Matron Sue Fleming.
Management of the home
The Care Manager (Matron) is registered with HSSD and is in overall charge. Ultimately, it is the Care Manager’s (Matron) role to ensure residents care needs are met and staffing levels are maintained.
In order to provide the highest possible standard of care, it is important for staff to identify a resident’s specific needs and requirements. Therefore each resident is provided with a ‘Care Plan’ which is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
The ethos of care at St Johns Residential and Nursing Home is to provide appropriate and individualised care for each resident. Particular attention is paid to providing an extremely high standard of personalised care with choice, rights and wishes all taken into account. Staff are Encouraged to use general socialising skills at all times and one to-one interaction is very important to our residents.
Families and friends are encouraged to participate with the care team. Relatives meetings are encouraged and there is an ‘open-door’ policy in place. Chatting on a social level is deemed important to the ethos of the home.
We have an excellent team of staff who go above and beyond their roles to support and care for our residents. The care staff consists of the following: The Matron (Sue Fleming), Deputy Matron (Catherine De Carteret), Sisters, Charge Nurses, Registered Nurses, plus a team of Healthcare Assistants.
Accommodation and facilities
St Johns Residential and Nursing home provides 45 beds. 35 are designated for residential care and 10 are designated for Nursing Care
Generally the Nursing Care beds are used for people already in the home for when their needs change and they require nursing care. This means that people do not need to move to another home.
All of the rooms are very individual due to the nature and age of the building. All of the rooms have an en suite wash basin; some do have showers, bathrooms and toilets.
Each is elegantly decorated and residents are encouraged to individualise the décor or personalise the room with ornaments, pictures, photographs and small items of furniture if they wish. Standard features in all rooms include a nurse call system, and television point.
Assisted bath showers and toilets are also available throughout the home and the home has a main lift and a chair lift. The home has a wide range of specialised equipment to assist with the care of residents, such as pressure relieving mattresses, suction apparatus, nebulisers, hoists, etc.
We have no restrictions on visiting the Home.
Pets are welcome to visit us, providing that they are obedient and house-trained and we are surrounded by the beautiful park and grounds.
Our catering team provides a varied menu which is monitored by an independent Dietician to ensure that residents receive a balanced diet. Those with special dietary needs can also be catered for.
Menus are rotated on a three weekly basis and changes are made to these regularly in order to provide a wide variety of meals. The daily meal plan consists of a light breakfast (cereals, fruit, toast); a cooked breakfast is provided three days a week.
Two hot alternatives are provided at lunchtime and a hot alternative or sandwiches for tea. Snacks are also available throughout the day.
Individual room rates can be discussed with The Matron upon request. For more information a guide to Long-term Care Benefit Rates can be viewed on the Social Security web-site.