Blaenos House Nursing Home

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Blaenos House Nursing Home
llandovery
Dyfed
SA20 0EP

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £900.00
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Meet The Manager

Jessica is Home Manager at Blaenos House Nursing Home.

I am a qualified nurse and have been nursing for 14 years. I have an extensive clinical background of both NHS and Social care settings. I have been a care home manager for 6 years and am passionate and dedicated to my role. I have two children and enjoy spending my spare time exploring both locally and further afield, cooking and reading.

Jessica

Within walking distance of the pretty historic market town of Llandovery, and on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Blaenos House Nursing Home is one of the only homes in West Wales caring for those living with dementia.

The house is a former convent, and originally the Home of the Order of Carmelite Nuns.  Today, you’ll find nods to the nuns’ traditions and history throughout the extensive gardens. The home has impressive views across the Welsh countryside, and is close to local amenities, railway station and attractions in the surrounding area such as the Norman Llandovery Castle, Llandovery Museum & Visitor Gateway and the spectacular circular walk of Gwenffrwd-Dinas Nature Reserve

Blaenos House Nursing Home cares for a maximum of 38 residents living with dementia and/or requiring nursing care on a short or long-term basis. Most of our team members read and speak Welsh as their first language.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Mixed Dementias.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

Blaenos House Nursing Home cares for a maximum of 38 residents living with dementia and/or requiring nursing care on a short or long-term basis. Most of our team members read and speak Welsh as their first language.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Electronic Visitor Register, Individual Heating Controls.

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Description

Blaenos House Nursing Home has 34 bedrooms over two floors. Almost every room overlooks the garden and the surrounding Welsh scenery, and every one includes 24-hour call button and/or floor sensor mat.

For our dementia and memory care residents, the home-from-home feeling is crucial. We comfortably furnish every room, but we invite your loved one to bring their own belongings. That way, their bedroom feels recognisable, comforting, and personal.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 38
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 10

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Description

At Blaenos House, we support your loved one with residential dementia care, simple and complex dementia nursing care, and respite stays. As well as specialised memory care, we also provide our residents with comfort and companionship. Most residents are Welsh and many of our staff, from care-givers to housekeepers, speak Welsh fluently.

We understand caring for loved ones living with memory loss can be upsetting. Our trained and qualified team are here to support you too, updating you whenever you need them to with compassion and empathy. You can also rest assured in our 24/7 electronic care system, which records and updates all your loved one’s care 24/7.


Our Team
Jessica
Jessica
Home Manager

I am a qualified nurse and have been nursing for 14 years. I have an extensive clinical background of both NHS and Social care settings. I have been a care home manager for 6 years and am passionate and dedicated to my role. I have two children and enjoy spending my spare time exploring both locally and further afield, cooking and reading.

Adrian
Adrian
Clinical Lead

Having worked for several years in similar roles, my knowledge and experience helps to guide families through what can be a very difficult time in their lives.  I’m very passionate about nursing and always strive to provide exceptional standards of care in the safest of environments.

Ivy
Ivy
Activities Co-ordinator

The best part of my role is seeing the positive impact I have on residents’ daily lives and seeing them smile and enjoying themselves gives me great job satisfaction. I provide different activities every day for the residents to get involved with and can often be heard leading the communal singing heartily accompanied by the residents who thoroughly enjoy reminiscing and singing the songs of yesteryear.

Dai
Dai
Maintenance Manager

I have worked at Blaenos House for the past for 14 years and have the privilege of looking after this beautiful home and extensive gardens. I get tremendous pleasure from making the home as welcoming and comfortable as possible for the residents and can’t wait for the newly created dementia walkway to bloom with all the seasonal flowers that have been planted.

Dawn
Dawn
Head Chef

I came to Blaenos House in 2018 as a kitchen assistant/ cook and was quickly promoted to Chef. The provision of good nutrition is so important when catering for residents living with dementia and I  apply all of my skills and knowledge to provide appetising daily menus which allow residents to choose what they prefer whilst still ensuring their daily nutritional requirements are being met. According to residents and colleagues, my speciality is in the baking department, and I’m told my freshly baked cakes are legendry!

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £900.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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Our Menu Pink tick icon Bleanos-House-Sample-Menu.pdf
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Activities Are So Important

Routine and regularity help our residents to feel at home. Our dedicated in-house activities co-ordinator plans both outdoor and indoor activities to suit your loved one, based on personal preferences and individual needs.  Activities include stone painting, dexterity and flexibility exercises using balloons, bowling, singalong, quizzes, reminiscing and recollection of the past, hand massages and producing homemade chutneys and jams.

For our green-fingered residents, Blaenos House Nursing Home boasts extensive gardens for pottering and planting. If your loved one prefers to relax in the fresh air, they can enjoy our secure, carefully maintained gardens and patios or the warmth of the conservatory.


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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Blaenos House Nursing Home
llandovery
Dyfed
SA20 0EP

Regulator: Care Inspectorate - Wales

Category Rating
Read More https://careinspectorate.wales/sites/default/files/inspection-reports/00010178-vbnr_c_10092021_e.pdf
Report Published 10th September 2021
Registration Date 31st May 2019
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Blaenos House Nursing Home

Blaenos House Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Blaenos House Nursing Home has 38 rooms.
Prices for Blaenos House Nursing Home start from £900.00 per week.
Blaenos House Nursing Home is owned by Ashberry Healthcare.
Yes. Blaenos House Nursing Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Blaenos House Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Blaenos House Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Blaenos House Nursing Home comes under Carmarthenshire.
Blaenos House Nursing Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Blaenos House Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Jessica is the manager of Blaenos House Nursing Home.

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