Templemichael Glebe, Co.Longford ♦  Email: laurellodgelongford@eircom.net ♦ Tel:(043)3348033

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I enquire about admission to Laurel Lodge Nursing Home?

For admission requests please contact us via phone on 043-3348033 or via email: laurellodgelongford@eircom.net

What are the visiting hours at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home?

There are no set visiting times at the Home and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time throughout the day.
For privacy and security reasons we would ask visitors to refrain from visiting between 10pm at night and 10am in the morning. However, if someone is ill there is no restriction on visiting unless there is a specific request from the resident. The wishes of each resident regarding receiving visitors will be respected and will be monitored by the nurse in charge. Children must be supervised at all times.

What should I bring with me when admitted?

Clothing and footwear

Personal toiletries

Equipment or aids that you require for your daily living

Personal effects e.g. photos, small items of furniture, ornaments etc.

Please highlight any other queries or items at assessment with the Director of Nursing.

Can I bring personal furniture and belongings with me to the nursing home?

Yes, once the item fits your room and comply with our health and safety regulations, residents are encouraged to bring in personal items of furniture to personalise their surroundings making their stay more pleasurable and comfortable. We unfortunately due to Health & Safety regulations cannot allow any electrical items.

Can you cater for special dietary needs?

We cater for everyone and our top class catering team can provide a varied and healthy menu choice for our residents, including those on restricted or special diets. Please make us aware of your dietary needs at the pre-admission assessment.

How secure is the nursing home for patients?

A number of CCTV cameras have also been situated in some of the public areas inside the nursing home to ensure the safety and security of our residents.
In special nursing units a door code is needed to gain outside access.

Can my family doctor visit me at the nursing home?

Your family doctor may continue to care for you, visiting you in the Home as necessary. If you have moved outside your doctor’s area it may be necessary for you to register with another GP. If this is necessary, we will discuss the matter fully with you and/or your family.

Is information within the nursing home kept confidential?

All information obtained by the Home in the process of delivering a residents care is deemed strictly confidential.

Confidential information will not be passed on to any others who are not responsible for the care of the resident. All staff are aware of our confidentiality policy and are required to sign a Confidentiality Statement prior to being employed in the Home.

Are children allowed to visit the nursing home?

At Laurel Lodge, we welcome all your family and friends, we have beautiful grounds and gardens with seating areas and indoor facilities for you to spend with your loved ones. Children are of course allowed under the supervision of an adult.