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This now comes under the auspices of the Ministry for Health, the Environment, Energy and Climate Change.
The Physiotherapy Team takes a multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with a broad range of disorders in an attempt to slow down the potential risk of deterioration as a result of the ageing process and to enhance individual quality of life. The aim of the team is to enhance the quality of residents’ lives by helping to alleviate their physical ailments, maximising their potential and helping to reduce their level of dependency on others.
Activities are both a vital and integral part of daily routine within Elderly Residential Services. The Activities Department Programme includes Arts and Crafts, Music, Board Games, Sewing, Bingo, Outings and Baking Sale of Goods is held twice yearly, with items produced by the residents, the proceeds of which go toward funding future projects and replenishing of stock for the Department. Outings are enjoyed by many residents, as are the bingo sessions, both of which are arranged and funded by the Friends of Mount Alvernia.
Elderly Care Services Snoezelen Room, situated at Mount Alvernia contains a variety of therapeutic equipment aimed at stimulating the user’s primary senses and provides the opportunity for individuals to merely relax and enjoy the surroundings. The equipping of the Snoezelen Room at Mount Alvernia was made possible by the exceptional generosity of many kind donations and fund raising event proceeds, for which the Elderly Care Services and residents remain eternally grateful.
Mealtimes are considered to be the highlight of the day in Residential Services and the Catering Department takes great pride in the food they prepare and serve, with the aim of pleasing residents; all dietary needs can be catered for. Residents are asked to participate in an annual survey where they are able to put forward their ideas for new Menus. The Jewish Home is unique in that it is the only residential facility in Gibraltar which provides kosher meals, that meets the dietary laws of the Jewish Faith.
Hairdressing There is an in-house hairdressing facility at Mount Alvernia which is subsidised by the Friends of Mount Alvernia. This means that residents pay only a small charge for this service, which proves to be very popular. The purpose built hairdressing salon is located on the Ground Floor at Mount Alvernia which enables residents to enjoy the luxury of relaxing and having their hair styled in the ‘comfort of their own home’.
Health Health Professionals take part in a range of services provided and Residential Care Services seek to arrange for the appropriate professionals to meet all the health needs of the residents and these include: - Regular GP/Chiropodist visits - Access to Dental/Optical/Audiology Services - Access to the Mental Health Team - Liaison with St. Bernard’s Hospital.