Lower Park Gardens, Pontypool, NP4 8DB.
Plas-y-Garn provides residential accommodation for 34 older persons both male and female aged 65 and over. The home is not registered to provide nursing care. Plas-y-Garn has three self-contained areas accommodating 26 dementia residents, (2 of the dementia rooms are available for respite care) and 8 residential residents made up of 6 reablement beds and 2 general residential respite beds.
Three of the units consist of a lounge, dining/kitchen area, bathroom with bath hoists, two toilets and eight single bedrooms, which residents are able to lock if desired.
All residents' individual accommodation is fitted with a wardrobe, lockable chest of drawers, bed, bedside cabinet and sink unit as standard. Each room has a light fitting located over the bed, a vanity mirror and a ceiling light with dimmer. Central heating is available in each room. Power points and aerial sockets are located in each room.
All bedrooms are fitted with room call systems and each resident can be given a neck pendant if they feel the need to wear one.
Plas-y-Garn is staffed 24 hours a day by a well motivated, trained team, who confidently will assist to meet the care needs of all who stay here. Staff at Plas-y-Garn enable residents to maximise their abilities and reen_main in control of their lives, through having help to meet any of their needs beyond just basic care.
A specially named member of staff will also assist in shopping with, or on behalf of a resident, liasing with family and friends and in some instances, with consent, act as advocate for a resident. A special relationship can develop between this staff member and the resident which reinforces that living at Plas-y-Garn can be a very positive choice.
Meals provided at the Home are of a consistently high standard and a wide choice of food is available at each meal time, ranging from hot food to salads and snacks. Menus reflect seasonal trends and special diets. The wishes and requests of residents are catered for in a creative and appealing way, along with cultural and ethnic cuisine as needed.
Plas-y-Garn can arrange visits from doctors, nurses, chiropody services, dentists, solicitors, hairdressers and beauticians.
Church services of most denominations can be attended locally (transport arrangements can be made) also a visit by a faith representative to Plas-y-Garn can be arranged.
A wide range of leisure activities both within and outside of Plas-y-Garn takes place for residents. Each year trips are organised to places of interest as reflected by the wishes of the residents.
Within Plas-y-Garn there is a regular programme of planned activities available to all residents, these include social evenings, quiz nights, sing alongs, barbecues, reminiscence sessions by trained staff and interest groups. Local artistes also visit.
Torfaen 's mobile library service visits fortnightly with a good selection of books, videos and tapes. Sensory impairment needs are also catered for.
What the residents say about Plas-y-garn:
"I am very happy here."
"My hearing is very bad but the staff are very patient with me."
"Very comfortable, and the staff are really friendly".
What the relatives say about Plas-y-garn:
"The home is very welcoming, clean and staff very helpful."
"The father has now been at Plas-y-garn for 6 months and is well cared-for and content. This vindicates our choice of home and is testament to the staff and the care they give. We are very happy with the current situation and look forward to continuing to work with June Clark and the staff to ensure my father's wellbeing."
Contacting Plas y Garn
June Clark, Registered Home Manager: (01495) 757708