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Sylvia Richardson Care Facility

The Sylvia Richardson Care Facility is a government-owned, skilled nursing home, operated by the Ministry of Health, Seniors, and the Environment. It is set on the former St. George’s Secondary School site; in attractive, spacious grounds just outside the town of St. George’s. The facility can accommodate 43 residents and is within easy access to shops, and is on the public transport route.

The Sylvia Richardson Care Facility provides residential, nursing, and day care to seniors. Residents range from independent to semi-dependent. Services include:

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • personal care assistance
  • day care services
  • recreational therapy, activities and community outings
  • respite care
  • assisted living support.

Visiting hours are flexible between the hours of 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Additional services include:

  • physician
  • pharmacy
  • physiotherapy
  • dietrary and nutritionist
  • bloodwork
  • chiropody
  • laundry and housekeeping

Recreation and activities at Sylvia Richardson Care Facility

Group and individual activities are arranged on the preferences of the elders, but include:

  • animals
  • arts and crafts
  • baking
  • church services for all denominations
  • community outings
  • exercise
  • games
  • music

The aim is to improve and maintain the physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of our elders. Rooms at Sylvia Richardson include cable television.

Meals at the Sylvia Richardson Care Facility

The facility 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 prescribed by the nutritionist or doctor.

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.

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 additional snacks for their family members or loved ones.

Transportation services

Sylvia Richardson Care Facility has a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and provides transport as requested by the nursing and recreational staff, as part of the resident’s programme, or to meet their medical needs. For personal appointments and family related or social events, transportation should be provided by the family.

Holiday relief for caregivers and day care at Sylvia Richardson Care Facility

Holiday relief or respite care is a temporary stay service extended to caregivers who need or want a break for up to one month. All temporary stays should be arranged through the nurse coordinator and are based on bed availability.

The elder will be required to present a letter from their GP and to book an appointment for an on-site assessment.

Day care runs Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m., and not on public holidays.

How to place an elder at the Sylvia Richardson Care Facility

Families or community members who are interested in placing an elder at Lefroy House must first contact a doctor or community health worker. Elders must be referred by a physician to the Geriatric Assessment Planning and Placement (GAPP) Team at the hospital. Not every person referred to the GAPP team is recommended for nursing home placement.

A staff member from the Department of Community Health team will come to the elder’s home to perform an assessment. The GAPP team may recommend an elder be placed in a nursing home, rest home, or remain at home with additional home-care services.

There may be a wait time for all admissions.

Contact the Sylvia Richardson Care Facility

Telephone: (441) 298-8770
Email: agbrangman@gov.bm
Hours: 24 hours
Location:  4 Old Military Road, St. George’s GE03

Kindly call in advance for an appointment to ensure someone is available to assist you. For respite or day care services availability, contact the Nursing Coordinator at (441) 298-8770 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. For all other enquiries, please contact the Administrator (441) 298-8770 or agbrangman@gov.bm .

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