Risedale

Abbey Meadow and St Lukes

Risedale at Abbey Meadow

Duchy Court

Flass Lane

Barrow-in-Furness

Cumbria

LA13 0BF

Telephone number: 01229 814650

Fax: 01229 814651

There Are 7 Units At Abbey Meadow And St Lukes

Beech Unit

Risedale at Abbey Meadow nursing home offers dedicated quality care for 22 clients who require nursing services and assistance.

The Beech Unit houses 22 large, single en-suite rooms each totalling 18m2. 

The en-suite has an assisted shower with shower chair for clients to use independently or with support.  

Each room is decorated in bright, modern colours and furnished in a vibrant manner and can be individualised to suit the clients’ preferences.

There are a choice of several communal areas, including two divided lounges, quiet room, and direct access to an enclosed sensory garden.

The large lounges are divided into two separate areas to allow service users small, quieter areas to spend time. 

A variety of chairs and settees are available in the lounges to meet individual needs. There are several dining areas so clients can choose to sit with others or alone.

The corridor from the Beech Unit leads directly to an enclosed garden where clients can spend time away from the unit. 

A sensory theme is also in place for clients to use as part of their therapeutic care.

Old man and women with grandkids

The Beech Unit is overseen by an experienced Mental Health Nurse Manager. It is split into Coniston and Bowness units, each having 11 beds. 

Each unit is led by an experienced senior nurse who are both Registered Mental Health Nurses.

Within the Beech Unit there are two trained and competent members of staff on duty at all times.

In addition to Health Care Assistants. Risedale use the Creative Intervention in Response to Untoward Situations, (Personal Safety Training) model which is accredited to B.I.L.D. as a least restrictive, last resort to needs led behaviours.

Risedale has two associate trainers in order to train staff in Personal Safety Training.  This is externally supervised Calderstones NHS Trust. 

Some of the clients have one-to-one staff allocations. Permanent staff are recruited to these roles to ensure continuity of care and boundary parameters for the management of needs led behaviours.

The Unit is supported by the Complex Care Manager for Mental Health.

The unit does not directly accept clients who are removed from the community under a Section of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Abbey meadow care home

The unit is primarily used as a long term placement facility for use when clients have undergone a period of assessment and treatment within a secure facility and who are now judged ready for transfer to long term accommodation. 

The unit will specialise in supporting clients who require management of behaviour that is not compatible with mainstream long term care provision. 

Admission will only be approved following  a comprehensive assessment processes performed by a person competent and trained to undertake complex assessment procedures.

Each assessment will contain a review of current clients within the unit to ensure the compatibility of the potential client for the environment.

Risedale will not admit any client deemed to be incompatible with existing clients or when their needs cannot be met by the facilities and resources within the home.

The home will support a vacancy rather than admit an inappropriate client. 

Should issues arise with a placement following admission then Risedale will undertake to source a more suitable placement at the first available opportunity with the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Old woman watering a plant

Abbey Meadow Willow and Holly Units

The Holly unit offers nursing care services for 14 clients, both younger and older adults who have multi complex nursing care needs.

The Willow unit cares for 11 clients with nursing Dementia needs.

Both units are managed by an experienced and highly qualified Registered Manager.

All facilities comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the large rooms ensure adequate space for wheelchair users.

The skilled nursing team is complemented by the support of our in house specialists who are able to support and advise on Health and Safety, Complex Care and Clinical intervention, all of which have received additional assessment and monitoring training from the CCG and Acute Hospitals Trust.

Risedale implement the Six Steps to Success Programme and can therefore nurse clients through complex conditions and support them to a peaceful death when that time comes.

Holly and Willow have two moving and handling supervisors. They always have access to an in-house continence nurse advisor, nutritional advisor and tissue viability advisor.

All registered nurses have direct access to a funded degree programme with the University of Cumbria to further develop advanced skills and professional knowledge.

Clients can also individualise their rooms with furniture and belongings.

Alongside individual bedrooms, service users have a choice of communal areas including a large lounge area, quiet room and spacious garden area.

Doorways and corridors are wide enough for service users who are nursed in bed to be able to spend time in communal areas if they so wish.

Both Holly and Willow are furnished with a variety of seating and dining facilities, including a beverage bay.

Service users also have the option of using the quiet room for privacy. Access to a large garden where there are seating areas and recreational facilities is available.

We are committed to providing professional care. We work alongside the service user to meet their desired outcomes.

Service users and their families on Willow and Holly Units will be fully involved in their care planning.  They have every opportunity to join in staff meetings and service user forums.

Garden
Garden

Willow Unit

Situated on the same upper floor as Holly, Willow also enjoys wonderful views of the town from bedrooms and through floor to ceiling lounge windows.

Willow is a dedicated unit that provides care for 11 residents with nursing Dementia needs.

Our team is led by an experienced Senior  Nurse. The skill mix and staffing level is higher than in other homes due to the complex needs of residents.

All staff complete an initial induction programme. A mandatory 2 week training programme is in place for all new Health Care assistants.

Training is ongoing throughout the year for all staff. Training is tailored to the needs of staff in relation to the client group.   

All rooms are en-suite with shower facility and overhead tracking hoist.

Families and friends of residents are encouraged to come and go as they wish, and visiting hours are open.

Robust and systematic assessments are undertaken prior to admission to ensure all needs can be met. Excellent links with a wide variety of external professionals is maintained in order to provide the best quality person centred care.

Old man and woman with masks on a bench

Holly Unit

The Holly unit is situated on the upper floor of abbey Meadow where residents, families and staff can enjoy superb views of the town from bedrooms and floor to ceiling lounge windows.

Holly caters for 14 residents who have been assessed as having complex nursing care needs.

Holly’s age range is mixed and the nursing needs of our clients is diverse.

Due to complexity, Holly’s staffing ratio is higher than in other homes, and all staff are trained to meet the needs of clients accordingly:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Minimally conscious
  • Highly Dependent Nursing Care

 

All rooms are en-suite and have their own shower facility and overhead tracking hoist.

There is a full time activity co-ordinator who is based on Holly and Willow unit who endeavours to work on both group and individual levels. Providing a person centred approach to activity planning.

Holly’s visiting hours are open, and families and friends are welcome.

There is provision for family members to stay overnight if necessary in our “Peace Room”

The staff team are led by an experienced Senior Registered Nurse and there is a qualified Nurse/Assistant Practitioner on duty 24 hours each day.

All staff attend full induction training and there is a mandatory 2 weeks training course for all new Health Care Assistants. As well as ongoing training throughout the year on a wide variety of subjects, e.g. safeguarding and infection prevention and control.

Within Holly unit is a community respite bed where people can book short stays through Adult Social Care Services.

Holly unit maintains strong links with a plethora of external professional agencies, and strives to continue to provide excellent nurse led care.

 

St Lukes Balmoral and Windsor Unit

The service type is: Care Home with Nursing.
The regulated activities are:

Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, treatment of disease, disorder or injury and diagnostic and screening procedures. 

St Luke’s is part of Risedale at Abbey Meadow Nursing Home.

The home is managed by two experienced and highly qualified managers.

St Luke’s primarily cares for client groups over the age of 65 years, however, younger clients may be cared for where their primary health need is physical disability with dementia or dementia alone and it is not deemed detrimental to either potential new or existing clients. 

It is not envisaged that significantly younger clients will be cared for within the home.

St Luke’s has four units: Downstairs are Balmoral Unit and Windsor Unit and Upstairs are Piel Unit, and Stirling Unit.

Old woman in a kitchen

Balmoral Unit

The Balmoral Unit offers dedicated, quality care for up to 12 clients who require nursing services and assistance for behavioural support needs.
The Unit houses 12 large, single en-suite rooms each totalling 18m2.

Windsor Unit

The Windsor Unit offers dedicated, quality care for up to 11 clients who require nursing services and assistance for behavioural support needs.
The Unit houses 11 large, single en-suite rooms each totalling 18m2. 

The en-suites have an assisted shower with shower chair for clients to use independently or with support. 

Each room is decorated in bright, modern colours and furnished in a vibrant manner and can be individualised to suit the clients’ preferences.

Each room has a patio door which helps to enhance the light and airy feel to the room, some patio doors lead onto the garden area, others face the meadow.

All rooms have T.V points installed.

Service users have the choice of several communal areas. Including an open plan lounge and dining area in addition to an enclosed garden space.

The lounge, dining area and corridors have been thoughtfully decorated to help promote a homely feel and to optimise orientation for clients.

A range of chairs are available in order to meet individual comfort and safety requirements.

Up to date television and multi-media options are also available in the lounge. 

The unit has both Registered Nurses and Assistant Practitioners employed.

In addition, there are two Senior Nurses who assists the Home Manager to ensure excellence in care and service delivery standards.

Additional support is available, on site, from the Risedale Health & Safety Manager, Clinical Nurse Manager, Complex Care Management Team, Training Centre and Director of Nursing.

We also have access to a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Positive behavioural support is an important aspect of our care delivery; this requires person-centred support planning.

A full time Activity Coordinator is also employed to assist in the planning and delivery of holistic care.

Risedale use the Creative Intervention in Response to Untoward Situations.

Risedale has two associate trainers in order to train staff in Personal Safety Training

This is externally supervised Calderstones NHS Trust. 

Some of the clients have one-to-one staff allocations and permanent staff are recruited to these roles to ensure continuity of care and boundary parameters for the management of needs led behaviours.

In addition, Risedale purchases advanced nursing equipment and we have staff trained to use the equipment, such as Doppler imaging. 

Therefore, we are registered for Diagnostic and Screening Procedures.

Risedale Homes have End of Life Link Nurses and are up to date with all relevant End of Life research and best practice, which enables staff to nurse clients through complex conditions and support them to a peaceful death when that time comes.

All registered nurses have direct access to a funded degree programme with the University of Cumbria to further develop advanced skills and professional knowledge.

St Lukes Stirling and Piel Unit

St Luke’s Stirling and Piel units are purpose built within St Luke’s nursing home and has 23 beds.

The home is managed by an experienced and highly qualified managers both whose previous roles within the Company encompassed case management of complex clients.

St Luke’s primarily cares for client groups over the age of 65 years, however, younger clients may be cared for where their primary health need is physical disability with dementia or dementia alone and it is not deemed detrimental to either potential new or existing clients. 

It is not envisaged that significantly younger clients will be cared for within the home.

old man and woman hugging

Stirling Unit

For many years Risedale have provided behavioural support beds for residents who require significant support with behaviours that challenge.

Initially within the Beech Unit at Abbey Meadow (22 beds) and most recently within Windsor Unit (11 beds) and Balmoral Unit (12 beds) within St. Luke’s.

St Luke’s also provide Dementia nursing to residents who, for various reasons, require a smaller unit and cannot safely be managed within our usual Dementia nursing homes. (PIEL UNIT).

Throughout our experience we can identify many residents who have a level of need that was not offered within the Risedale Group.

This is for residents who require a high (rather than significant) need for behavioural support which cannot be managed in our current units.

This is particularly relevant when our residents need a step-down facility from behavioural support but cannot be managed within Dementia nursing provision.

We find that these residents require additional staffing which is not an integral part of the Piel unit.

We also identify residents during the assessment process that are refused admission to behavioural support as they would be at significant risk from the existing residents, however our Dementia nursing facilities simply cannot cope with the level of behavioural support required by the prospective residents.

This has meant, in the past, that local people have had to move out of area.

To resolve this issue, we have designated the Stirling Unit (11 beds) within St Like’s as an enhanced Dementia/mental health unit.

We have increased the staffing complement accordingly to ensure we can offer enhanced support and observation within the unit.

In this manner we can offer step down facilities upon the same site as all our behavioural support beds whilst mitigating the risks associated with moving residents we know continue to offer significant behavioural challenges.

We also envisage this unit will be able to accept clients we had previously refused unless they were admitted to behavioural support ensuring the behavioural support unit is reserved for those requiring significant input.

One further advantage of the unit is that, when residents are refused admission to Dementia Nursing beds, we can use these beds for a period of assessment and monitoring to inspire confidence from the Dementia homes that the resident can be managed safely.

This again ensures safe and effective placements within our Dementia nursing homes and not use enhanced beds when the are genuinely not needed in the longer term.

We currently have a Complex Care Manager in place for our behavioural support beds (Debbie Smith).

We have also appointed a Senior Mental Health Nurse to support the new unit (Callum Redshaw).

Callum is already performing an internal liaison role with CHESS and has now moved full time into this role.

He will be involved in new assessment and reassessment of all residents requiring enhanced support.

Both staff are well known to our mental health teams and they have an excellent relationship already established.

Piel Unit

The Piel Unit opened as an Dementia nursing facility on 1st May 2017. There is a dedicated Senior Nurse on the unit.

The Unit is built and equipped to Stirling University Dementia standards.

There is a dedicated Senior Mental Health Nurse on the Unit. All staff receive de-escalation and Butterfly training, it is not anticipated that restraint will be used within the Unit.

The Unit will provide step down from our Behavioural Support Unit within Abbey Meadow and step up from Dementia nursing when needs increase.

There is a dedicated lounge and dining room. All rooms have ensuite toilets and showers. Residents will have access to an enclosed sensory garden.

The lounge area has a variety of chairs and settees to meet individual needs and several dining areas so clients can choose to sit with others or alone.

We are committed to providing professional care and work alongside the service user and other professionals to meet their desired outcomes.

Old man and woman laughing

Covid-19

Risedale are following all Government guidance to keep our residents and staff safe, therefore our visiting and social outings will be restricted to ensure safety.

Statement of purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Location ID: 1-127850007
Registered Managers: Emma Smyth, Joanne Robinson, Paula Poole, Christine Stephenson 
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The service type is Care Home with Nursing. The regulated activities are:
Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, treatment of disease, disorder or injury and diagnostic and screening procedures.
CQC SERVICE USER BANDS:
Adults 18 – 65
Adults aged 65+
Mental Health
Dementia
Physical Disability
Learning Difficulties or Autistic Disorder
Company registration number 01974198 as a Private Limited Company.

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