ELDERLY MENTALLY INFIRM (EMI) SERVICES
There are 3 long stay areas and three day centres within Elderly Mentally Infirm (EMI) services.
These are located in Thie Meanagh, (Douglas) Reayrt Skyal (Ramsey) and Gansey Unit which is situated within Southlands Resource Centre.
These facilities offer long and short term care for older people who live with functional and/or organic illnesses
Conditions such as Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar affective disorder, are known as functional illnesses. Dementia which is often mistaken for a mental illness, is in fact a physical condition and is known as an “organic illness”. The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.
People can present with behaviours such as aggression, wandering, agitation and noisiness, to name but a few. When these behaviours become consistent and extreme and the individual cannot be managed in another area, such as residential or nursing homes, referral to our unit would most likely be appropriate.
EMI services also offer drop in facility for clients when Carers have special appointments e.g. Hospital appointments, under the “Good Neighbour Scheme” Adjacent to each long stay unit is a day centre. These can cater for up to 15 Clients per day.
Although the primary function of the day centres is to offer services for clients who live in the community, residents from the long stay units are welcome to attend depending on availability.
We will make every effort to meet the individual’s physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs regardless of sex, race, culture and religion.
Thie Meanagh is situated in Manor Woods, Farmhill, Douglas. This consists of a residential EMI unit and 1 day care centre. These units will cater for people who live in the Douglas and Western areas of the Island.
- Unit 1 - Telephone (01624) 686727/5
- Day Centre - Telephone (01624) 686728/9
Gansey Unit is based within Southlands Resource centre and will cater for the needs of people who live in the South of the Island.
- Gansey Unit (Residential Area) - Telephone (01624) 831825/831810
- Gansey Day Centre - Telephone (01624) 831811
Reayrt Skyal is located in Ramsey and will cater for the needs of the people living in the North of Island. This home also has a long stay unit and a day centre:
- Reayrt Skyal Long stay unit - (01624) 686730/31
- Reayrt Skyal Day Centre - (01624) 686750
What do I do if I want to access care?
Referrals into the service cannot be made directly from an individual or their family but can come from:-
- Mental Health elderly admission area.
- Older peoples Mental Health Service. (Community Team)
- Social Work Team.
- Learning disabilities
- Private sector care homes (day care only)
- Social Services Older people’s homes (day care only)
An individual will need to be assessed prior to being accepted so that level of need can be determined.
The good neighbour service offers services for individuals known to Mental Health services, Older peoples social work teams or learning disabilities teams.
How much will it cost?
The charge for care in residential units is in line with Government Costs, information can be given on request. It is reviewed every year. You may be entitled to financial help, you should discuss this with your social worker before you enter the home.
For information relating to staff development and opportunities, please visit the link here
Can be obtained from contacting any of the staff in the area listed above or by contacting the Manager for EMI services on (01624) 686724
There is a brochure available for each area which will advise you of what you can expect if you access any of the EMI areas.
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