Care Home Category: Residential

Gwernllwyn Care Home is situated in the village of Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire. Although a rural area, it is well served by major road systems and is conveniently close to the M4. The towns of Llanelli, Carmarthen and Llandeilo are less than a 30-minute drive away and are easily accessible. The village has a variety of Supermarkets, convenience stores, shops, eateries, coffee shops, pharmacies and a post office and some interesting local attractions. Gwernllwyn Care Home provides residential care for men and women. At Gwernllwyn we can accommodate no more than forty-one (41) persons. Up to 41 places for people aged 60 years and over requiring personal care. Up to 21 places within the 41 for people ages 60 years and over living with dementia requiring personal care and 1 place for a person aged 55 years and over requiring personal care. Our first floor is known as Ty Pilipala which is home to individuals living with dementia. Butterflies represent endurance, change, hope and have a powerful representation of life and its transformation, whatever the stage. Gwernllwyn Care Home aims to provide a service which supports individuals to achieve the best possible outcomes in respect of their individual needs. We do this by providing a care and support service which meets the assessed needs in a way that the individual prefers. We also risk assess and mitigate, as far as possible, any risks associated with meeting the assessed needs. Our overall aim is to support individuals to be as independent as they are able to and wish to be, for as long as possible. We offer long term, respite and day care. At Gwernllwyn, we understand that individual’s needs change and fluctuate, therefore, we adopt a flexible approach to the support that we offer and accept that continuous review of needs is essential to support peoples changing needs. We are proud to practice person-centred care at Gwernllwyn. This approach will always be the foundation of the care we provide. What we do is dependent on each individuals’ preferences, needs and wishes, which empowers individuals to take control and make them the expert in their own lives. We ensure that each person’s preferences, needs and values guide decisions, to provide care that is respectful and responsive. Vision Our Vision is for Gwernllwyn to be a positive choice for older people, and for our Care Home to be recognised and respected for its outstanding practice that has positive outcomes for all those we care for. Ethos We realise that moving to a new house is a major life-change, which is why we have created a ‘home from home’ where each individual is affirmed, feels valued and respected and is given the support and encouragement to become all that they can be and to live their lives with meaning and purpose. Values We believe that people’s value and individuality should not diminish as a result of their increased need for support. We aspire to: Work with integrity. To be open and accessible. To listen beyond the words. To be professional in all that we do. To look to the future, adapt and remain relevant. Aims We aim to provide and maintain homely, first class accommodation. To recruit, train and maintain staff so that individuals can enjoy skilled continuity of care that will enable them to achieve their optimum state of health and wellbeing. Care Objectives To provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment that recognises the need for personal fulfilment. To recognise the uniqueness of individuals and treat them with dignity and respect at all times. To respect individual requirement for privacy at all times and treat all information relating to individuals in a confidential manner. To respond, sensitively, to individuals physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs. To listen to and support individuals to express their wishes. To respect and encourage the right of all individuals to independence. To enable individuals to develop meaningful relationships with staff and experience warmth and attachment. To create a living environment that is collaborative, supportive and empowering, thereby upholding the human and citizenship rights of all who live, work and visit here.    
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