Choosing a care home
Live-in care in Carmarthenshire might not be suited to everybody who lives there. Your loved one may not live in a house that is big enough to accomodate a home carer, or perhaps the idea of it just isn’t their cup of tea.
Even so, Elder would still like to help you make the best later life care choice for your loved one because despite the abundance of information out there, you might not have time to filter through it all.
That’s why we’ve summed up our top ten care home picks in Carmarthenshire to ensure that not only do you make the right choice for your family, but you don’t get flustered trying to piece it all together either.
The top care homes in Carmarthenshire
If you’re considering residential care for your parents or loved ones in Carmarthenshire, the following eight options may be worth considering.
Parc Wern Care Home
Parklands Road, Ammanford SA18 3TD
Situated in a semi-rural location, Parc Wern Care Home is a purpose-built care home catering for up to 59 guests, each with their own single room. With a separate dementia care unit, Parc Wern also offers convalescent and respite care.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s and mental health conditions.
Peniel House Care Home
Peniel, Carmarthen SA32 7HT
Situated in a village location in Peniel, within reach of Carmarthen, Peniel House offers residential, respite and palliative care to seniors over the age of 60. There are 28 single rooms, 4 of which have ensuite facilities.
Suitable for stroke.
Towy Castle Care Home
Uplands Arms, Uplands, Carmarthen SA32 8DY
Towy Castle Care Home is situated within a restored 18th Century country mansion. With 3 acres of grounds overlooking the Towy Estuary, Towy Castle offers residential, respite and day care to seniors over the age of 65, and has 50 single rooms and 5 shared rooms, each with ensuites.
Suitable for dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Erwhir Care Home
29/30 Longacre Road, Carmarthen SA31 1HL
Set within a residential area of Carmarthen, within reach of local amenities, Erwhir Care Home caters for up to 15 residents across 13 single rooms and 1 shared room, with 5 rooms having ensuite facilities.
Suitable for seniors over the age of 65.
Llys Newydd Care Home
Heol Lotwen, Capel Hendre, Ammanford SA18 3RP
Located in a residential area in Ammanford, Llys Newydd Care Home has views across the local countryside, with a number of rooms overlooking the gardens. There are 34 single rooms, 8 of which have ensuites.
Suitable for Alzheimer’s, stroke, sensory impairment.
Barchester Hafan-Y-Coed Care Home
Nightingale Court, Off Coedcae Road, Llanelli SA15 1HU
A purpose-built facility, Barchester Hafan-Y-Coed Care Home is located in a cul-de-sac in Llanelli, set in gardens which residents are free to explore. With 103 single rooms and 2 shared rooms, 103 of which have ensuites, Barchester Hafan-Y-Coed caters for residents over the age of 55.
Suitable for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, physical disability and sensory impairment.
Cartref Annwyl-Fan Care Home
Woodlands Park, Colonel Road, Betws, Ammanford SA18 2HW
Another purpose-built care facility, Cartref Annwyl-Fan is located in a semi-rural position towards the outskirts of Betwys, within reach of local amenities. With 60 single rooms and 5 shared rooms, 30 of which have ensuites, the home caters for seniors over the age of 65.
Suitable for dementia and physical disability.
Barchester Plas-y-Dderwen Care Home
Cilddewi Park, Johnstown, Carmarthen SA31 3HP
A purpose-built facility offering residential, respite, convalescent and palliative care to seniors over the age of 65, Barchester Plas-Y-Dderwen has 58 single rooms and 6 shared rooms, 58 of which have their own ensuite facilities.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, mental health conditions, physical disability, sensory impairment, cancer care and stroke.
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full time care isn’t easy and when there seems to be so many options, it might be overwhelming to know where to start.
At Elder, we are always on hand to offer the best impartial advice, every day between 8 am and 8 pm to help you decide on the best care solution for the your loved one.
Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors today.
Frequently asked questions
What services do care homes provide?
These homes can offer varying care levels depending on individual needs. Residential care covers elderly care and assisted living and residents are also often provided with opportunities to socialise with others, and to take part in group events.
Nursing care may also be provided so that people with specific needs, such as those who need dementia care, can be looked after in a safe environment.
Some residential care homes also offer day clubs or special group day trips. However, care homes often struggle to match the breadth of activities and level of tailored, one-to-one and 24-hour care that can be provided by a live-in care service.
Live-in care: can residents choose if they have a male or female carer?
If your loved one needs live-in care, you might have some questions about who exactly will be caring for him or her. If you have any concerns regarding the gender of your loved one’s carer, you shouldn’t.
The wishes of both you and your loved one will always be taken into consideration and every care will be taken to ensure your loved one is comfortable and relaxed around his or her carer.
Your loved one’s carer will be experienced and trained in gaining the trust of his or her clients, and will work hard to build a relationship.
Home care: how do I pay for it?
Organising home care for a loved one can be an incredibly stressful experience. We are here to make the process as straightforward and fast as possible, and to help you find all the answers you are looking for.
There are many ways to finance home care, and each case is different. Some clients will have savings that they can use to pay for live-in care, while others will be able to use their pension to fund their care. Another option popular among homeowners is equity release.
Please visit our Cost of Care guide to learn more about the options available to your loved one.
Dementia live-in care: what is it?
For people living with dementia, live-in care means that they do not have to face the increased anxiety and confusion that moving into a care home would involve.
Elder has specially trained staff who can provide dementia care in your loved one’s own home so you will know they are safe and looked after 24 hours a day.
Dementia is a progressive disease, and your loved one’s condition may change over time. Both their physical and mental abilities may decline, so Elder’s carers will review their individual care plan regularly and ensure that you know about any changes whenever necessary.
If you would like to find out more about how Elder can help you to help a loved one who is living with dementia, there is a wealth of information on the website. Contact our friendly care advisors for more information any day between 8am and 8pm.
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