Amberglen has a separate Clinic run by a trained sister. It is attached to the Care Centre and is easily accessible for cottage residents who require blood pressure, pulse or weight checks. They can also seek health assessment and advice from the sister. This is a free service. For wound care, injections, blood sugar testing or medication ordering and dispensing, there may be a small charge for items used. Residents are encouraged to drop in for a consultation on any medical matter of concern. There is an attractive waiting room with wheelchair access.
Residents’ medical records are filed at the Clinic. New residents are visited to give them information about the care facilities at Amberglen.
This is a twenty-four-hour emergency call-out facility. Each cottage is linked by telephone to the Care Centre. A sister will visit the cottage to assess the problem before taking any further action. There is a small fee charged for specific call-out visits.
There are two trained sisters working in Cottage Care. They regularly monitor and visit residents who are ill or frail, and if necessary, report their progress to distant families. They are there to offer support, compassion and understanding. One of the sisters, will visit any residents who have been admitted to local hospitals and will make follow-up visits after they return home, for which there is no charge. Our sisters have a close relationship with a resident’s doctor with regard to advice and assistance when required.
The Cottage Care sisters also undertake post-bereavement visits and offer counselling if required.
A dementia support group meets monthly to help spouses deal with coping skills.