At SENIOR CARE KASKÁDY, we help those whose age and state of health require round-the-clock care. We offer our clients long-term accommodation with professional nursing and social care and a wide range of extra services, ranging from full board to hobby activities.
It is our intention to build an establishment which will far exceed the Slovak standard in the provision of social services to the elderly, by its services, the attitude of its staff, living conditions, leisure time activities and by its external environment. Our motto “The comfort of home at any age” expresses our promise to build a “home” for our clients, with everything required to give them a happy and high-quality life.
Our care home
The SENIOR CARE KASKÁDY care home is run by the not-for-profit organisation “Služby pre seniorov” with its headquarters in Šala. The care home opened on December 1st 2014. It was co-financed by the European Union from the ERDF and by the state budget of the Slovak Republic. SENIOR CARE KASKÁDY is a member of the Tolerance group, which has been providing a wide range of social services for the elderly for twelve years, in several establishments of varying natures.
SENIOR CARE KASKÁDY is located in pleasant surroundings in the Kaskády recreational area, next to the Kráľová reservoir, just on the other side of a small wood.
The home’s surroundings offer opportunities for relaxing walks along the dam, fishing or boat trips.
The Kaskády recreational area is adjacent, with its hotel and courts for sports and leisure activities.
The town of Galanta is just 3 kilometres away, and the towns of Šaľa and Sereď are also close by. The SENIOR CARE KASKÁDY lies 60 km from Bratislava and is accessible from the D1 motorway, followed by the R1 express road, turning off at the Galanta exit.
The brand-new three-storey building has been built with generous proportions and has full wheelchair access.
On the ground floor, clients can use the large day room, gym, chapel, hydrotherapy and other rooms for therapies and services.
To the left of the ground floor, there are rooms for intensive care, an isolation unit and a doctor’s surgery.
Behind the reception lies the visiting room with its outdoor terrace.
The first and second storey have an identical layout. As well as rooms for clients, each floor has a nurses’ room, a dining room, a day room, some easy chairs and three kitchenettes for clients.
The home is surrounded by a large garden for relaxing and social activities.
The home has 26 twin-bedded and 24 single-bedded rooms with a balcony. Each room has its own disabled-access bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet.
The rooms are fully furnished with everything the client needs in the home. The furnishings include:
- Electric adjustable beds with a barrier and anti-bedsore mattresses,
- a special bedside table which makes eating easier for bedridden clients,
- a separate wardrobe and chest of drawers for each client,
- table and chairs,
- sockets for TV, radio, telephone and internet,
- convectors, which as well as providing heating, also cool down the air in the summer months.
The whole building is equipped with a nurse-client alarm system by Medicall.
This system enables the client to call a carer at any time.
There are three alarm buttons in the room, one by the bed and two in the bathroom.
There is also an alarm unit in the room by the door for use by staff.
There is an alarm light above every door which also helps staff provide a faster service for clients.
The nurses’ room has the main alarm unit showing the client’s call, that is the room number, and if the alarm button by the bed was pressed, it also shows the client’s name. When a client call, the unit also emits an auditory signal.
The call to the main unit is only cancelled when the staff checks in in the room of the calling client. This ensures that the staff on call does pay a visit to the room after every call by a client, and deals with his/her request.
At Senior Care Kaskády, we work with the Cygnus computer system for client care.
Our home’s staff has access to the relevant information on the client, depending on their role.
The basic objective is an individual approach to the client. An individual care plan is drawn up for each person, including records of the diagnoses, targets set and steps to meet the targets which are detailed in the nursing plan.
All actions carried out by staff are recorded in the client’s room using a portable mini-terminal. This information is then transferred into a computer where it is added to the client’s documentation. This can be consulted at any time by the staff, doctor or relatives.
The computer system also includes a precise summary of client payments, records of financial and material items deposited, and a record of extra services and payments for medication.
It also has many other functions which enable the staff to provide care to our clients in an efficient, simple and effective manner.
The computer system ensure that at any moment, the relevant care home employee knows what care is to be provided to which specific client.