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St Vincent's Nursing Home
 

Services provided

The services available at St Vincent’s Nursing Home help residents live as actively as possible for as long as possible. This also supports the whole person, offering practical, emotional and spiritual help.

At St Vincent’s we aim to work using a multidisciplinary team approach offering a person centered plan of care to each individual in order to meet each person’s health and social care needs.

Nursing care
Social care
Nutritional needs
Pastoral care
Comments and compliments
Complaints


Nursing care

There are four nurse-led wings at St Vincent’s Nursing Home. Each wing is led by a Wing leader, supported by a team of registered nurses, health care support workers and health care assistants.

Qualified nurses and care assistants provide residents with 24 hour skilled nursing care aimed at restoring health, well-being and promoting optimum independence. The care delivery is led by the resident and evidence based practice is used. Health promotion plays an active part in our service, enabling individuals to make their own decisions and choices concerning their own health care, its planning, delivery and monitoring.

Nurses at St Vincent’s Nursing Home

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Social Care

All residents have access to a wide variety of leisure and social activities including theatres, restaurants, shopping centres, holidays, mini-breaks and local community facilities. Family, friends and volunteers are valuable resources in this important aspect of a resident’s life.

There are in house activity coordinators who provide daily (Monday to Sunday) activities in one to one or in group settings as requested. Activities include yoga, pet therapy and reading sessions including history topics, culture, art and other general interests. More creative pastimes are also available with appropriate supervision including cookery, china painting and horticulture both indoors and in the gardens.

Residents who wish to use computers can also access broadband internet offering the facility to set up their own personal e-mail address if desired.

St Vincent’s is always celebrating and there are activities run around special calendar days such as Christmas, Easter and St George’s day. There is also an annual birthday fun day in the summer.

Social care at St Vincent’s Nursing Home

Social activities at St Vincent’s Nursing Home

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Nutritional needs

Our catering team work enthusiastically to provide a balanced diet for the varying needs of our residents. They aim to provide a healthy choice of ingredients using local outlets that source naturally reared produce and fresh fruit and vegetables.

All meals are freshly prepared in our own modern kitchen, providing a choice of menus which cater for all tastes and needs, particularly those requiring special diets. We welcome visitors to our residents and they are able to order meals and dine with their friends and family. To view a sample menu please click here.

Kitchen and dining facilities at St Vincent's Nursing Home

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Pastoral care

St Vincent’s chapel was consecrated in 2006 by His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor and the altar crucifix is the original stained glass from the original chapel.

Holy Mass is held daily at 11am.

A Christian spirit and focus underpins all we do and respects the multi-faith background of our staff and residents. Pastoral ministry is available from the community of sisters who support the home. They and the staff recognise and respect individual choice in fostering the spiritual life of residents.

Regular Christian services are held in the chapel throughout the year and opportunities are created for private prayer or times of quiet reflection. We have in residence a Roman Catholic chaplain priest and sister who is the pastoral assistant. We also have a visiting Anglican team and we welcome representatives of other faiths when requested by residents.

Sensitive personal support is on hand at critical times such as prior to and following the death of a resident. Families often choose to hold a funeral or memorial service here at the St Vincent’s Nursing Home. On these occasions we offer help in organising the funeral and preparing how the resident’s life is commemorated and celebrated, including hospitality after the ceremony. A ‘Book of Remembrance’ is also maintained and kept in the Chapel.

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Comments and compliments

Choosing a placement for a loved one is not an easy choice or decision and is not without its emotional impact. Below is just a selection of comments we have received from residents and visitors that might help you think about a visit to St Vincent’s Nursing Home.

‘I always find the staff friendly and helpful.’

‘The gardens are very well maintained and must be a joy for those able to sit outside. A very caring and well run Home.’

‘The staff are wonderfully kind and helpful at all times.’

‘The Home is truly in the premier division and the gardens are beautiful and the interior is always clean and inviting.’

‘The reception staff are always very friendly and helpful.’

‘We have a beautiful garden and one can have an enjoyable walk around the grounds and also enjoy sitting out on fine days.’

‘Most of our needs are catered for and staff are always ready to help us in every way.’

‘The whole atmosphere within the Home is excellent and provides an excellent service.’

‘The atmosphere in the Home is always welcoming and friendly regardless of the time of visit.’

‘One could not wish for more. Everyone is helpful, caring, calm, smiling and competent in what they do.’

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Complaints

St Vincent’s Nursing Home aims to continually achieve high standards and is always considering ways to improve its service, so we always welcome constructive comments. However if at any time you feel that we have not met the standard you expect then please let us know.

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‘The Home is very comfortable. The staff are always very pleasant, helpful and caring. The nurses do an excellent job together with good help from the doctors.’

‘The chapel is a great help to most residents and one can still continue to live a good spiritual life.’

‘Wonderful choice of menu and a well balanced diet. My father often comments on how he is enjoying the food.’

For further comments about St Vincent’s Nursing Home, visit Comments and compliments.

St Vincent’s Charitable Trust in Pinner is an independent not for profit charity and provides residential and nursing care for the elderly.
Registered Charity Number (1014889).