Nursing home keeps spirits up with own pub

  1. a nursing home in ireland has hit on a cheering way to keep up the spirits of its elderly patients -- by providing its own pub...

    "we would say the whole social aspect of life does extend the years -- it means the patients aren't bored to death," rose mooney, assistant director of nursing told reuters.

    the pub, which opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. and charges normal bar prices, had also led to an increase in the number of visitors, she said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051114/...ghome_pub_dc_1
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 17, '05
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Cheers!
  4. by   land64shark
    Ya Gotta love it (and I don't even drink!):chuckle
  5. by   boopchick
    I think that's great!!
  6. by   mercyteapot
    I didn't have any luck with the link you provided. At the risk of seeming like a spoilsport, I have to ask, is someone monitoring patients for dangerous alcohol/meds interactions? Are members of the staff trained in handling raucous behavior run amok, like it so often does at bars and pubs? Is someone making sure that vulnerable populations aren't making financial or other decisions whilst under the influence? Could be the article addressed all these concerns... in which case, I'd say, bottoms up!
  7. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    Quote from tweety
    cheers!
    lol...i'm with ya 100% ~ cheers !
    moe
  8. by   babynurselsa
    I was just kinda wandering if they have a prepaid plan, like the prepaid burial plans?
    Like, if I start sending them $20 a week now...........
  9. by   CoffeeRTC
    I couldn't follow the link either. We have orders for alcohol prn. Haven't used it in years, but when we did we would hava a pharmacist review the meds first. For most it would just be one beer watching a football game.
    Come to think of it I do have a pt that drinks a beer every so often. Last weekend she asked for some chips too while watching the Steeler game.
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Great!
  11. by   SukiRN
    At the nursing home where I work, the Leisure/Activity department runs a Pub day every Saturday. Residents are provided with two drinks ( maximum), there's plenty of snacks and great entertainment as well! Families often come to attend and visit that day, everyone has a fabulous time! Our facility strives to cater to resident needs, I love working ther!

    SukiRN

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