Asher is a 17 bedded home which offers treatment, person-centred, and residential nursing care to men and women with enduring mental health issues. We specialise in the treatment and care of individuals with diverse mental health problems.
Our admission policy is flexible and open-ended. We accept people with a range of mental health problems but the policy is also inclusive of accompanying conditions such as physical disability (e.g. limited mobility), and physical health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, incontinence, and later stage recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.
Each person’s individual needs and preferred ways of living are assessed prior to admission. The service user is encouraged to fully participate in the formulation of their personalized care plans. These are key comprehensive documents that give as much emphasis to issues of resident ownership, independence, identity and everyday choices and preferences, as it does to psychiatric and physical health issues.
We offer a quality of life to the resident’s maximum level of functioning, promoting inclusion.
Our aims are to work with service users, families, external professionals and advocates in building a safe, secure, person centred, homely and friendly environment in which residents have an optimal level of control over their own lives and care.
Asher Nursing Home’s Registered Manager is Kirsty Craig who has many years experience of working within this sector. She is supported by a Deputy Manager and a team of registered mental nurses and health care assistants. Care staff are on duty 24 hours a day. There is also a team of ancillary staff who ensure Asher is maintained to the very best standard of tidiness and cleanliness.