A GROUP of Japanese health care professionals recently visited Moorehall Lodge Drogheda to learn more about its unique model of care.
The visit was organised by CIE Tours International who approached Moorehall Lodge to see if they could facilitate the group.
"We were delighted to welcome the Japanese visitors, who were touring health facilities in Dublin, and were especially pleased that we were the only nursing home on their itinerary," said Sean McCoy, Director, Moorehall Lodge Drogheda.
"They had done some research into our care and were particularly interested in our Butterfly Project for people with dementia.
"They were also very interested in the design of the building and what influenced the approach taken."
Moorehall Lodge Drogheda, like its sister facility in Ardee, is built on a household model which means that each household – Newgrange, Rosnaree, Mellifont and Millmount – has its own front door, kitchen, living room and dining room all contained within a single building.
"Each house has its own dedicated staff with private and shared public areas and residents and staff are always at home with their environment and each other," said Sean.
Moorehall Lodge Drogheda features reproductions of old Drogheda shop fronts, and local photographic memories throughout the facility.