Park Gardens, Penygarn, Pontypool NP4 8DB
Plas-y-Garn is an elderly care facility that specialises in providing residential and dementia care for people aged 65 and over.
The home has three self-contained areas accommodating 26 dementia residents, (two of the dementia rooms are available for respite care) and eight residential residents made up of six reablement beds and two 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. 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.
The home looks to contribute to local community life in any way it can, to the benefit of those residents who wish to pursue a fully independent lifestyle. In-house events and outings are also popular amongst residents, including the weekly Zumba sessions.
Staff undergo specific dementia training to ensure each person is treated as an individual and their desires are understood and carried out.
Group: Hafod Care Association
Person in charge: June Clark (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Torfaen County Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 34 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age
Admission Information: Over 65 Years. Ages 55+.
Single Rooms: 32
Shared Rooms: 1
Rooms with ensuite WC: 1
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Independent Living Training • Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales* Report on Plas-y-Garn: click here
* Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Wales.
Plas-y-Garn has a Review Score of 8 (7.980)
The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Plas-y-Garn is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Plas-y-Garn in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.833 for Plas-y-Garn is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833
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 3.147 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Plas-y-Garn is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 6.8 positive Reviews (34 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 6.8 Target = 0.147
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Janet B (Daughter of Resident) on Monday 5 March 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Very fortunate my father has a place in Plas-y-Garn. The dedicated staff are caring and treat each resident warmly and considerate to each of their needs. They demonstrate a family atmosphere making it a home from home for residents and their families. Without their support, both myself and my father would be at a loss and our family are extremely grateful for their care.
How likely would you be to recommend Plas-y-Garn? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
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