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Dementia Care and Support Services

Reayrt Skyal (Ramsey), Sweetbriar (Douglas), Gansey and Langness (Port St Mary)

These three homes are spread across the island and offer the following support:

Residential Dementia Care Home, which provides care in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for people living with Dementia.

We provide:

  • Long Term Residential Care
  • Short term Care (Respite Care)
  • A Good Neighbour Service

We aim to:

  • Treat Service Users and their representatives in a manner that makes them feel valued and respected.
  • Meet Service Users physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs regardless of their gender, disability, race, culture or religion.
  • Provide the Service Users with a life that is as fulfilled as possible, giving them the opportunity to make their own choices and decisions, respecting their privacy and dignity and enabling them to live as independently as possible within a care home setting.

To achieve this, the home will ensure that with input from the Service User and their representatives, their needs are thoroughly assessed and individual support plans focusing on their likes, needs and abilities are developed.

Good Neighbour Scheme

This is a service which offers support to the families and carers of Service Users who have a diagnosis of Dementia or likely Dementia.

This scheme enables the family or carer to attend hospital appointments, go shopping or attend social functions, knowing that the service User will be looked after in a safe and supportive environment.

Thie Meanagh

Thie Meanagh is a specialist home which is designed to offer support to service users who have a diagnosis of dementia or is likely to have dementia, which has been confirmed by a professional from the Mental Health team.

It is an expectation that the service users coming into Thie Meanagh would benefit from a short term / transitional support in a safe and stimulating residential care setting.

We are unable to care for or support service users who have a high level of physical care needs and would require nursing care. 

Whilst placements within Thie Meanagh can be flexible, it is envisaged that the service user will move on within a three month period.

Services Offered by Thie Meanagh

  • Step Up
  • Step Down
  • Outreach service.
  • Emergency Support

Step Up:

Provides short term care and support for service users living in their own home or another residential care facility. These service uses will be presenting with behaviours which are deemed as challenging, but this is not at a level where admission to Mannanan Court would be more appropriate, so that the service user could receive clinical intervention, assessment or treatment under the mental health team.

Step Down:

When a service user has been treated in Mannanan Court, has recovered from the critical incident which led to admission but they are not quite ready to return to a community setting, either to their own home or another care facility, we can offer short term transitional support enabling them to adjust so that they can return home safely with the reduced risk of having to be readmitted to hospital

Emergency Respite Service: 

We can provide emergency respite support to service users who live at home but the informal care arrangements have broken down due to their carer being taken ill or when there is an environmental issue which puts the service user at risk.

Day Centres in Port St Mary, Douglas and Ramsey

In our day centres our aim is to provide service users with an opportunity to interact with others who have similar skills and abilities, enabling them to remain in their own homes and be an active member of the community for as long as possible.

We aim to

  • Create a friendly, welcoming and therapeutic day care environment.
  • Treat service users and their representatives in a manner that makes them feel valued and respected.
  • Empower the service users to make their own choices and decisions, respecting their right to privacy and dignity
  • Ensure that with input from the service user and their representatives, their needs are thoroughly assessed and individual support plans focusing on their likes, needs and abilities are developed.
  • Support families & carers of our services users, if necessary, directing them to other services such as mental health services

The day centres are open between the hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding bank holidays).

Transport is provided by Bus Vannin and is available for community clients who need to get to and from the day centre. If a service user requires transport this can be arranged via the day centre coordinator.

All of our services are accessed by contacting:

Adult Services Access Team

Telephone:+44 1624 686179

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