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Our Services | Learning Disabilities | Leeds | Benedicts Nursing Service

Benedicts Nursing Service

Benedicts is a large detached house situated in a secluded residential area. The service is within a short walk of all the facilities of Wetherby town centre.

Service Description

The house stands in private, well stocked gardens with ramped access for wheelchair users. Accommodation for people is in twelve single and four twin bedrooms, with a variety of spacious communal sitting rooms and activity rooms, including a Snoozelan room. All the bedrooms, sitting rooms, bathrooms and toilets are equipped with ceiling tracking for use with hoists to enable the safe moving and handling of people. The home has a lift to enable access to the first floor bedrooms. Downstairs there are 5 single bedrooms with access to the garden.

Aims and Objectives of the Service

Benedicts is a 20 bedded nursing home with special provision for people with a learning disability, whose overriding need is for specialist health care intervention.

Nursing staff are trained in learning disabilities and general nursing and are supported by a team of carers providing a high standard of holistic care 24 hours per day.

Each client has a health and social care plan which is implemented through person centred approaches.

Nursing and care staff are trained in end of life care and the home is registered for 3 palliative care beds.

The home specialises in Dementia care and all staff receive ongoing training to be able to deliver the highest standard of care.

What does the Service offer

Alongside their nursing care needs, clients are encouraged and supported in making informed choices, in using community resources and being involved in the community.

A Leisure and Recreational Coordinator works with the clients on a 1 to 1 basis and doing group work.

Clients can work on their IT skills by using a specially adapted computer which is service user friendly.

The home has a Snoozlan which is available to all clients.

Clients can enjoy outings, holidays, hydrotherapy.

The Leisure & Recreational coordinator has a programme of activities and each client has a personal diary containing information about the clients' social needs.

Who should be referred to this service?

Clients with Learning Disabilities

Who can refer?

Social workers

Care Managers

Relatives

Contact Details

Nursing Home Manager:    Carol Ellis

Email:         carol@st-annes.org.uk