Bod Hyfryd Care Home

Northop Road


Tel: 01352 381169

Care Provider: Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Not Yet Rated
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Meet The Manager

Sarah Butler is General Manager at Bod Hyfryd Care Home.

I qualified as an RGN in 2010 after studying at the University of Plymouth and have worked in a variety of adult care settings, where I found that my passion in life is working with older people, and particularly people living with dementia. I became a Registered Manager in 2014, after previously being a Head of Care and a Deputy Manager at other care homes.

As well having experience working with the elderly, including those with dementia, I have also discovered a great passion for helping to provide an excellent standard of care through the techniques I have acquired since I first began working in this sector back in 2012.

Sarah Butler

At Bod Hyfryd Care Home, we provide first-class 24-hour nursing care, alongside specialist care for those living with dementia. Our highly qualified and attentive team focus on providing person-centred care and use tailored care plans based on the needs of each resident. Essential to our homely feel is the enhanced relationship of trust we build with residents and their loved ones.

Our Memory Lane Community provides stimulation and first-class care for those living with dementia in a homely yet secure environment. We feel learning about residents' life stories and then undertaking reminiscence work helps us to connect on a personal level and enhances the overall care package we can deliver.

Day-to-day life at Bod Hyfryd is a lovely experience with plenty of well-planned activities. Nestled on the edge of the Clwydian Fells, our gardens enjoy unrivalled views across the Welsh countryside and are a great place to wander and relax. Our team of passionate chefs work to ensure residents can choose from a wide selection of dishes each meal time. Menus are designed to be not only nutritionally well-balanced, but also tantalising and mouth-watering.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Elderly Frail.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Choosing the right care home for a loved one or yourself is a very important decision, and here at Bod Hyfryd we are here to help you make the decision. Bod Hyfryd offers Nursing Dementia care and General Nursing care for people aged over 65.

Our home is purpose built and is situated on a local bus route which allows easy access to the home. We have a number of single occupancy rooms within the home as well as some double rooms for loved ones who wish to stay together.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Minibus, Assisted Bathroom, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Vegetable Plot, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Communal Patio.

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Our accommodation facilities include:

  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
  • Room with garden views
  • Secure access to building
  • Smoke detectors
  • Thermostatic radiators

Type Of Room
Single Room, Double Room, Shared Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished, Step Free Access, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Secure Access, Alarm.

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We strive to make life at Barchester care homes as stimulating and fulfilling as possible and are committed to ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.

From carers and nurses to activities co-ordinators and chefs, our compassionate staff are all trained to use a person-centred approach and spend time getting to know every individual in order to learn what they like and what is important to them.

Our Carers
Julie Moulsdale
Julie Moulsdale
Deputy Manager

I have worked in the independent sector for over 25 years in senior management roles, which are both challenging, but highly rewarding. I am an advocate of a person-centred care approach, which involves tailoring a person's care to their interests, abilities, history and personality, with the involvement of family and loved ones in the care planning process. I have a wealth of clinical experience, including with palliative care and dementia care.

Portia Taylor
Portia Taylor

My name is Portia and I am the Administrator here at Bod Hyfryd. I have been employed at Barchester since 2014 and joined our sister home, Rhiwlas in 2018, before moving to Bod Hyfryd in 2019. I have various hobbies, including arts and photography, and a love for all animals.

Sian Crimes
Sian Crimes
Activities Coordinator

I have worked in both the care sector and education sector over the two decades whilst raising 4 children.

I have been at Bod Hyfryd since 2017, starting as care assistant, and I am very excited to now be the Activities Coordinator.

My aim is to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to take part in person-centred activities and to establish good links and work closely with a variety of local groups within our community to expand our activities programme.

Laura Rogers
Laura Rogers
Head Chef

I've been working at Bod Hyfryd since October 2008. I started as a part-time Kitchen Assistant while studying Business Studies at the University of Chester. After I graduated, I realised that office work wasn't really for me and that I preferred working in the kitchen and the home.

I moved up to the position of Second Chef and, after a few years, was promoted to Head Chef. All my training has been in-house and I have learned a lot on the job. I obtained an NVQ Level 3 in Hospitality, Management and Leadership whilst working full time in 2017. It was challenging, but also very interesting and beneficial to me in my role.

The best part of my job is seeing residents enjoying their food at mealtimes and gaining their feedback. I love to bake and like to try out new ideas for cakes and pastries. 

Ian Bellis
Ian Bellis
Maintenance Manager

I have a building industry background; I worked as a bricklayer for 37 years before joining Bod Hyfryd in August 2008. The work here is interesting because every day there is something completely unexpected to do as well as the routine maintenance.

Natalie Boyd
Natalie Boyd
Head of Housekeeping

I’ve been working at Bod Hyfryd since 2016. I have worked within the care sector for many years in a number of different roles. I enjoy the sense of pride I feel when the home is presented at its best and knowing the residents are living within a clean and tidy environment.

The Importance Of Meal Times

At Bod Hyfryd the catering team pride ourselves in serving nutritious and delicious food, considering all our residents preferences. Residents and their families are consulted daily to gain feedback on their experiences to ensure we always provide the best service possible. 

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish.  To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops.  Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation.  The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

The mental, physical and emotional welfare of our residents is of paramount importance to our staff at Bod Hyfryd. 

Every resident is seen, if possible, daily and we try to include as many residents as possible in our activities from bowls to baking, craft to exercise and chatting, to hand or foot massage. Everyone has a daily activities plan, a weekly plan and a monthly one. These are created specifically for that person, often from their life history and by talking to the family and resident. 

We have entertainers in at least once a month and if possible more often. We also have various trips out on the mini bus including trips to Chester Zoo, Lady Diana boat trip down the River, garden centre visits or even to Art Galleries and beaches. We understand that not all residents are outgoing, so for the quieter people, we respect their wishes but often find when they see what we are doing the come and join in.

People achieve things they think they will never do again and to see the smile on their faces makes each day very special.

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Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Painting, Pet Therapy, Crafts, Board Games, Exercise Class, Word Games, Excursions, Animal Petting, 1 to 1 Activities, Dancing, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Garden Centre.

Northop Road

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Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Shops, Restaurant, Pub.

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