Philosophy of care
The sisters and staff adopt a simple and direct philosophy of care which is based on the awareness that each individual has the right to be loved, listened to, understood and respected. Promotion of holistic well-being is of primary importance. We provide care and support during all stages of illness so that each person can live as fully as possible. We believe that it is important that the sick and handicapped are kept at the centre of everyone’s lives and are not forgotten by society. The sick teach us that weakness is an integral part of human living and that suffering can be embraced with no loss of dignity. Without their presence, we might be tempted to think of health, strength and power as the ultimate values to be pursued in life. ‘We begin by imagining that we are giving to them; we end by realising that they have enriched us’ (Pope John Paul II).
As a Catholic religious community involved in healthcare, we seek to respect and value life in all its stages. We welcome the work being done in this regard by the Care not Killing Alliance.
The beautiful situation of Boarbank Hall, facing south and overlooking Humphrey Head and the wide expanse of Morecambe Bay, helps to provide a peaceful and attractive environment for recovery. Our accommodation consists of 25 single room and one twin room, each comfortably furnished and equipped with a bed-side nurse call system, a television and a telephone point. There are also two lounges facing the Bay and leading out into extensive gardens.
The Nursing Home is registered with South Cumbria Health Authority to provide post-operative care, medical care, care of the frail elderly, care of the terminally ill and respite care. Local people receiving care are attended regularly by their own GPs. Other people will be registered with a local doctor during their stay with us. Other services are provided by visiting dentists, chiropodists and opticians, and physiotherapy is available to all who need it. Meals are provided to suit all dietary requirements. A mini-bus is available for outings and to transport patients to nearby events.
A chapel is attached to the Nursing Home. Services are held daily and individuals may attend as they wish. Ministers of various denominations visit regularly. The spiritual needs of patients and relatives are always respected.