Salem Road, St Clears, Carmarthen SA33 4DH
This is a small residential home in a quiet town close to the Carmarthenshire / Pembrokeshire border, set on a country lane with expansive country views. It aims to provide a relaxed and homely environment whilst having all modern facilities. Local staff and good food are important.
Owner: Invicta Care Homes Ltd
Person in charge: Fiona Rees (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Carmarthenshire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 17 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Old Age
Admission Information: Open to private and publicly funded residents. Ages 65+.
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Welsh
Single Rooms: 13
Shared Rooms: 2
Rooms with ensuite WC: 2
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £550 – £585 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £480 – £500 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Y Garreg-Lwyd to find out the exact price for your requirements.)
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales* Report on Y Garreg-Lwyd: click here
* Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Wales.
The Review Score of 3.9 (maximum of 10) for Y Garreg-Lwyd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 3.9 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Y Garreg-Lwyd in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.
a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.
The Average Rating of 3.886 for Y Garreg-Lwyd is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 35 Ratings = 3.886
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'
The 5 points available are broken down as follows:
4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.
1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.
If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.
The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Y Garreg-Lwyd is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 3.4 positive Reviews (17 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 3.4 Target = 0
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Y Garreg-Lwyd has a Review Score of 3.9 (3.886) from 3 Reviews
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Roger H (Nephew of Resident) on Thursday 3 December 2015. Relates to October 2015.
My uncle appears happy and stable, he is well looked after, seems to enjoy the food, is comfortable and gets on well with the staff. I find the staff and management very approachable, pleasant and helpful and so in general I am happy about the care he is receiving. I would like to see the staff wear a small name tag to make it easier to remember who is who!
How likely would you be to recommend Y Garreg-Lwyd? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Graham B (Nephew of Resident) on Wednesday 4 November 2015. Relates to October 2015.
My aunt was a resident here for nearly seven years. She entered having already visited relatives and it was near her own family and friends. She knew many of the original staff and got on better with some than others. Having been a prominent member of many societies she did find times when she would be lonely. Activities to her taste were few and far between, but incontinence and aching limbs limited her confidence in leaving her room. She benefited from knowing other residents more mobile who visited her and of course several friends and relatives. Not being acquainted with many other care homes I am not qualified to really compare with other homes, but I believe overall she was reasonably content.
How likely would you be to recommend Y Garreg-Lwyd? Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Jeffrey L (Son of Resident) on Friday 23 October 2015.
My mother is very happy at Y Garreg-Lwyd which makes me happy. I am happy overall with the service and care. I feel a better choice of meals should be offered - a day in advance. The home needs in my mind to have more activities organised although I accept that with the ages of the residents many may not welcome activities.
How likely would you be to recommend Y Garreg-Lwyd? Likely
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