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Staffing & Services

Staffing Complement

Manager/Person in Charge
Deputy Manager
Senior Care Worker
1 Chef Full Time
8 Part-time carers  
1 part-time Chef
1 Part- Time Office Administrator
(4 staff on FAS Community Employment Scheme working 19.5hrs each per week=WTE
2)
Minimum 2 Care workers Mon/Sun 9am – 9pm
Minimum 1 Care worker Mon/Sun 9pm – 8am.

Age-Range and Sex of Residents

There are 20 single bedrooms in the care unit. The age range catered for is 65 years
upwards.  (Any deviation from this age range would be recommended by the Manager
and approved by the Board of Management) The proportion of male to female will vary
over time as there is no specific allocation of rooms. Admissions are made according to
needs and availability of a room-not on gender.
Range of Needs

  • Long-term care for low dependency, for non-nursing personal and social care;
  • Short-term care for low dependency, for non-nursing personal and social care;
  • Respite care for non-nursing low dependency personal and social care needs for
    holidays and weekends
  • Day Care Thursday
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing on site as requested

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This last week has been the most stressful in the history of Mount Carmel for our residents and staff. Despite taking every possible precaution Coronavirus found its way into the Home resulting in a number of staff and residents testing positive despite all having received the vaccination. As has always been the case the staff rallied round with many working additional shifts to cover for their absent colleagues. We were blessed to have the services of our nurse and Dr Ryan. The offers of help from former staff to return in our hour of need and from townspeople to help in any way they could did much to raise the spirits in Mount Carmel House. The board would like to wish all residents and staff that tested positive a speedy recovery and to thank the manager and his staff for their monumental effort especially in the last fortnight. Unfortunately, there is still a big battle ahead. The board would also like to thank the HSE and HIQA for their great support and the caterers and agency staff who also gave us great assistance this month.