Tautenay Ward (formerly Sarnia)
- This is an 8 bedded assessment and admission ward for older adults with mental health issues. Tautenay Ward offers 24 hour inpatient specialist mental health assessment and care for service users with an acute or functional mental health issue. It is based at the new Oberlands building. A high proportion of admissions are dementia related. Following a period of assessment, service users may be able go back home with some added support or alternatively a long term care placement may be explored and arranged.
Duchess of Kent House
- The Duchess of Kent offers residential placements to cater for older adults with mental health conditions which may mean they need care and support for complex or challenging behaviour. This includes, but is not limited to, dementia. The service is not suitable for those with significant physical or mobility difficulties. There are 26 beds available, 2 of which are reserved for short-break care placements. This is where someone comes in temporarily to have a break from living at home, or to give the family or friend that cares for them a break, or both. This service is running close to capacity. Whilst the service is mostly funded by HSC, residents pay a fee equivalent to the Long-term Care Insurance co-payment (further information about the operation of the Long-term Care Insurance Scheme is available from the download on this page and by following this link).
- This is a 19 bedded ward. This ward is specifically focused on supporting people with complex behaviour associated with mental health conditions (especially dementia) which may restrict disabled people from accessing nursing or residential homes in the private sector.
- This is an 18 bedded ward providing support for people with more advanced dementia and associated nursing care needs. The multi-disciplinary team also specialise in meeting the palliative care needs of frail older adults. Average occupancy for both these wards is high with the service usually running at or near capacity. Whilst the service is mostly funded by Health and Social Care, residents pay a fee equivalent to the Long-term Care Insurance co-payment (further information is provided about the Long-term Care Insurance Scheme in the download on this page and by following this link).
Engagement (Activity Support)
- This service employs a team of engagement nurses who work within the day and inpatient services. They work together with individuals to ensure that activities are structured to reflect their interests, maintain their relationships with the wider community and retain their skills.