Garthowen is located in the beautiful countryside of rural West Wales and only a short drive from Cardigan Bay, Llandysul town and the beautiful seaside resort of New Quay, Honey Farm and Teifi Steam Railway. The home is registered with CSSIW for 8 service users with age ranges from 51 to 90 years and we are able to provide care and support to individuals with learning disabilities. All the homes facilities are easily accessible for those who have mobility issues; therefore Garthowen is ideal for service users with physical disabilities who wish to maintain their independence as much as possible. . The home works in partnership with other health and social care professionals to ensure the best standard of care is provided in a place service users call home.
- Dementia care
- End of life/palliative care
- Learning disabilities in older persons
- Therapeutic activities such as gentle aerobics, aromatherapy, art and craft
- Full entertainment programme and regular planned trips to place of interest in the community
The home provides a full needs and risk assessment for each individual which is completed by a trained member of staff. Support planning is individually tailored to provide person centred support, including personal care assistance, social integration, independent living skills and community support. Continuity of care and consistency of support is managed by an experienced service manager and team. The home works in partnership with health and social care professionals to ensure the service user has access to specialist expertise as required, such as psychiatry, behavioural management, and occupational therapy in an outcome focused approach. There is excellent access to the primary care teams in the area including speech therapy, community nurses, and occupational health. The service is managed by an experienced service manager who is able to access specialist expertise as required
Our Services Offered
The home has waking staff 24 hours a day and provides a specialist service to male and female adults with physical and learning disabilities and associated complex disorders including dementia, epilepsy, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour. Due to an increase in the number of older people we now provide care and support for, it is essential to offer the support they require to stay in their own homes when requiring palliative care. The home works with health care professionals and the nurse response team and where palliative care is needed we ensure that service users care needs are assessed and met through our partnership working. The support with end of life is provided in a sensitive manner to ensure the service user is made as comfortable as possible, ensuring dignity, privacy and respect is maintained until the end. During this period of time the home calls on the community to support the service user in line with their wishes, the local vicar may come to visit the service users and their family. Families may visit for long periods of time and at unsociable hours; professionals can often be called out in any 24 hour period. The staff team at the home ensure that the care and support the home provides is done sensitively and professionally. They continue to manage the day to day running of the home catering for all other service user needs, but they ensure that the last days or hours of a services user are met with privacy, dignity and respect.
About the Property
Garthowen is an attractive, spacious detached country house situated in its own grounds surrounded by woodlands and fields. The home is set at the end of a private driveway away from the main road offering a secure and safe environment. The tranquil setting offers a relaxing outdoor space where service users can enjoy the surrounding countryside in the safety of their own garden. The garden has wide paths and the outdoor seating area is easily accessed by wheelchair users. The garden has various designated areas to accommodate service users interests, service users keep chickens and there is also a greenhouse for service users to grow their own plants.
The home has eight spacious singly occupied rooms that are situated over two floors and decorated to each service user’s personal preference. The bedrooms at the front of the property overlook woodland and offer relaxing views. The bedrooms to the side of the building have views of the lawns and garden decking area. Each room has suitable furnishings and service users are encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own choice of decor and furniture. The rooms have as standard, central heating, wash hand basins, TV aerial points and telephone points if requested. There are various bathrooms and wet rooms situated on both floors, which have the relevant facilities with specialist shower chairs to ensure that any transfers are done with the utmost care and dignity. Garthowen is equipped with aids, hoists and a shaft lift to support those who have physical difficulties and an intensive training program is in place for all staff members and updated as required.
Service Manager: Llinos Griffiths
Telephone: 01545 590 469
Locality Manager: Andrea Williams
Address: Garthowen, Rhydowen, Nr Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4UD