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What is the Sylvia Richardson Care Facility?
Viewed 966 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
 The Sylvia Richardson Care Facility, is a Government-owned skilled nursing home, operated under the Ministry of Health and Seniors.  It is set on the former St. George's Secondary School site; in attractive, spacious grounds just outs... Read More
How does one get admitted into a long-term care home such a,s Lefroy House Care Community and Sylvia Richardson Care Facility?
Viewed 734 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
One should request a referral from their family doctor, to the Geriatric Assessment Planning and Placement Team (GAPP). A staff member from the Department of Community Health team, will come to their home to perform an assessment. Not every person re... Read More
What is your contact information & physical/mailing address at Syliva Richardson?
Viewed 729 times since Mon, Sep 9, 2013
The contact information for SRCF is 278-8770 (Reception) 535-8776 (Nurse Coordinator)  537-8775 (Environmental Coordinator).  Our mailing address is, #4, Old Military Road, St. George's, Bermuda GE 03. Read More
What are the rights of the residents of residential care/ nursing homes?
Viewed 712 times since Mon, Sep 16, 2013
The rights of residents in residential care homes and adult day care are acknowledged and protected by the Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes Act 1999, The Residential Care Homes Regulations 200, and Senior Abuse Register Act 2008. Read More
If an elder is reluctant to participate in an activity, how do you handle it?
Viewed 633 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
We respect their wishes, but try to encourage them. No one is forced to attend. We try to provide a range of activities. Read More
What are your residence plans and fees?
Viewed 629 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
The Day Care fee is, $25.00 per day.The Holiday Relief/Short-term Residency rate is $166.00 per night.The Long-term Care/Full-time care rate is $5,000.00 per month. Read More
Is Holiday Relief and Day Care covered by insurance?
Viewed 620 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
No, but an application can be made to the Department of Financial Assistance to see if one will qualify for the time-frame. Read More
What are your hours of operation at Sylvia Richardson?
Viewed 565 times since Mon, Sep 9, 2013
The facility is in operation 24 hours a day. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Read More
Can an elder have cable TV and a telephone in their room?
Viewed 555 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Yes, the rooms are cable and phone ready. The family can arrange service by contacting Cable Vision and BTC directly. The monthly bill will be sent to a responsible family member. Read More
Is financial support available to pay for fees?
Viewed 544 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Yes. You can make an application to, the Department of Financial Assistance. They will assess your loved one, to determine their eligibility for funding. Read More
Is there 24 hours nursing care at Sylivia Richardson?
Viewed 536 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
The facility provides 24 hour nursing care for elders. Read More
Is there a beverage service for elders during the day?
Viewed 532 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
A beverage cart consisting of both hot and cold beverages, is available between meals in the morning and afternoon. Water, tea and coffee are available at any time during the day. Read More
If placement is recommended by the GAPP team, howlong does it take for my loved one to get placed?
Viewed 525 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Wait time varies according to the individual nursing home. Some homes have many persons on their wait list and others have none, or very few. It is best to check with the administrator of each home. Read More
What types of activities do you offer?
Viewed 516 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
We offer a variety of group and individual activities based on the preferences of the elders. This includes: arts & crafts, animals, games, exercise, music, baking and community outings. The aim is to improve and maintain the physical, cognitive,... Read More
What are Day Care and Holiday / Respite Services and how can I access this service?
Viewed 511 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Bookings are made through the Nurse coordinator and are based on bed availability. The loved one will be required to present a letter from their GP and to book an appointment, for an on site assessment. At $25.00 per day, Day Care can cover up to 3 m... Read More
How do I know when I need to seek help for an elderly loved one?
Viewed 510 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
You'll know when your resources start becoming stretched and you, as a caregiver, start experiencing burn-out. You ideally should start exploring the options before this happens, since the process could be a lengthy one. Read More
Do you offer housekeeping services?
Viewed 495 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Housekeeping and laundry services are provided, which includes daily cleaning of: resident rooms, replenishment of fresh linens, towels and also all public spaces and laundering of clothes. Some elders or their family prefer to do their own personal ... Read More
What meals are available at SRCF?
Viewed 494 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
The SRCF offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner to the elders, with an option of private dining in the resident's room, outdoor dining areas, or general seating in the main dining room. Special dietary options can be accommodated, as prescribe... Read More
Once a person is admitted, can they keep the services of their own family doctor?
Viewed 491 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Yes. However, the Department of Health has a Doctor that visits every other week and provides medical services, to the elders if they choose. Read More
How can I access advice and resources in the community for an elderly person?
Viewed 489 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
There are independent agencies in the community that can provide servcies, depending on what you need such as, The National Offirce for Seniors & Physically Challenged at 278-6524. Obtaining a referral to the Government Community Health Services ... Read More
Are there any services provided by the Department of Health?
Viewed 484 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Yes. We have many services that are in conjunction with the Department of Health.  They are:PhysiotherapyOccupational TherapySpeech therapy NutritionDental Read More
Do you provide snacks?
Viewed 480 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Some basic snack items are available between meals. Families are encouraged to make use of the mini-fridges and microwaves available in most rooms and the common areas on each floor, to provide special treats for their loved ones. Read More
Do you provide transportation?
Viewed 476 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Yes. We have a wheelchair accessible vehicle and our handymen provide transport as requested, by the Nursing and Recreational staff, as part of the person's programme or, to meet their medical needs. For personal appointments and family related/... Read More
Do you offer evening activities and can family members attend?
Viewed 471 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
We do offer evening activities, at least once a month. Family members are welcome to attend. Read More
Do Sylvia Richardson offer services appropriate for all faiths and denominations?
Viewed 470 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Yes. We have Church groups that visit at least twice a week and monthly, such as Richard Allen AME, Salvation Army, Seventh-day Adventists and Radnor Raod Chrisitian Fellowship. Communion is offered monthly by St. Peter's Church. All are welcome... Read More
How secure is the facility?
Viewed 469 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
SRCF is monitored through the day by staff members on duty, with closed caption cameras surrounding the building.  Private security is on duty after normal business hours, weekends and holidays. The front door is electronically locked at 5:15PM ... Read More
What is the staff to elder ration, when they attend an outing or event?
Viewed 464 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
It depends on the elder's physical and mental functioning attending the outing. However, there is always at least one staff to two elders who require moderate to minimum assistance. Read More
How are relatives informed about the daily activities?
Viewed 462 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
An activity calendar is prepared monthly and is either e-mailed to family members or collected from the front desk reception. Read More
How do you plan elder’s activities at SRCF?
Viewed 434 times since Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Initial assessments are prepared for elders, when they are admitted. Also, we have a Residen Council that meet once a month to discuss what events/ activities they would like to include. Special outings are planned for the men and those with special ... Read More