Admission to Hazel Hall Nursing Home is arranged by appointment following a pre-admission assessment of the person’s needs. This is to ensure that we have all the necessary equipment, knowledge and competency to meet the person’s care needs. Those requiring care at Hazel Hall, along with their families, are invited to come and meet our team and have a tour of Hazel Hall prior to admission to ensure that Hazel Hall 'feels right' to them in advance of any decision-making.
We understand that in exceptional cases, where there is no alternative available, emergency admissions are necessary to promote the safety of the person. In this circumstance, we require the following information in order to commence the assessment and care planning process:
· Multi-Disciplinary Care Plan
· Signed prescription
· Current healthcare plan membership number
· Current GP and medical card details
· Consent where necessary
· Details of any future medical appointments in relation to the
ongoing care of the prospective Resident, i.e. any of the
following may apply:
Pain Management Care
Psychiatry of Old Age Care
Speech and Language Therapy
The Person in Charge will arrange a comprehensive assessment, by an appropriate health care professional, of the person health, personal and social care needs immediately before or on admission to Hazel Hall Nursing Home.
Each individual will be central to their assessment and comprehensive care (i.e. physical, mental, psychological, social, spiritual, etc.) will be provided. Nursing care is based on the assessed needs of the individual and informed choices of the person and may require the interventions of other integrated multidisciplinary services.
A care plan will be developed with the person's full involvement and participation following admission. This will be personalised and will set out the person's personal care goals, strengths, support requirements and agreed care interventions.
The care plan will be reviewed following the person's feedback, any changes to personal needs and circumstances and will be updated no less frequently than at four monthly intervals in consultation with the person, and where appropriate, with the person's family.
It is important to remember that the person is the owner of their healthcare record. As such, the person is entitled to access their healthcare record and will be made available to the person, and may, with the person's consent, or where the Person in Charge considers it appropriate, be made available to the person's family.