Tan-Yr-Allt Lodge Nursing Home
Alltwen Hill, Pontardawe

26 bedrooms

Tan-Yr-Allt Lodge Nursing Home
16 Alltwen Hill

Tan-Yr-Allt Lodge Nursing Home is a 26-bed care home which is registered with CIW and various Local Health Boards and Social Services.

Our Registration Category allows us to care for:

  • Persons aged 18 years and above with an acquired brain injury requiring nursing care
  • Persons aged 18 and above with dementia / mental infirmity requiring nursing care
  • Persons aged 18 and above with a learning disability who have a primary diagnosis of acquired brain injury and / or dementia / mental infirmity requiring nursing care
  • Persons aged 18 years and above with a mental illness (functional) who have a primary diagnosis of acquired brain injury and / or dementia / mental infirmity requiring nursing care

Tan-Yr-Allt Lodge provides 26 single en-suite bedrooms that are fully furnished, as stated in each individual Service User’s contract. Service Users are encouraged to bring their own items of personal belongings for their rooms, subject to the items complying with fire and safety regulations. There are spacious living, recreational and dining areas for relaxing, activities and entertainment. We also provide additional quiet living space, and outdoor areas, and are in the process of developing our sensory gardens which will include raised flower beds, a vegetable plot and ample seating areas.

The Service is managed by Dawn Ranft, experienced RGN Manager awaiting CIW registration. Dawn is supported by four unit lead nurses.

Our staffing team consists of Registered Mental Health Nurses, Learning Disability Nurses, General Nurses and experienced QCF 2 & 3 qualified Care Staff. Additionally we employ full time qualified Occupational Therapists and activities staff and a Consultant Psychologist who inputs into the care of all our Service Users on a sessional basis.

The home has an excellent working relationship with visiting professionals, including the local Consultant Psychiatrist and the MDT members, dentist, optician, chiropodist, tissue viability nurses, palliative care teams, speech therapist, dieticians and other professionals.

In delivering the service, we also have the benefit of:

Driver / Carer
Qualified chefs and supporting kitchen staff
Domestic staff
Maintenance staff
Human Resources staff

We have additional training facilities in Swansea and have a continual rolling rota for staff training. This includes induction training for all new staff, and annual refresher training for all other staff. Training is on-going and includes all mandatory training, such as fire training, health and safety, customer care training and effective management of complaints, 7 session dementia care training package including person centred care, fundamentals of care with dignity, neuro-rehab training by qualified O/T, communication and assertion skills, hand washing and food hygiene, infection control, basic first aid including CPR, SoVA, Company Policies and Procedures including equality and diversity, DoLS and MCA awareness, O/T, and importance of daily activities for stimulation by O/T staff. There is additional training on manual handling and de-escalation/and management of acting out individuals via the Positive Behaviour Support training package. These specialised training packages are delivered by our own in-house trainers.

We also actively train and supervise staff ‘on-the-job’ which we feel enhances the initial and refresher training and is an invaluable way to train all our staff.

The home was presented with the Investors in People Silver award in 2014, this serves as a quality indicator and bench mark for all staff to work towards, which ultimately impacts on the level of quality provided to our Service Users. We are delighted to have achieved such a prestigious award.

We encourage life-long learning and all care staff are required to attain at least QCF Care Level 2. Nurses are also encouraged to attain further qualifications and attend courses as part of their CPD progression and development. We additionally encourage further progression and development of all our ancillary support staff, either through QCF awards in their areas of work, or outside courses, thus creating a diverse knowledge base and talent within our organisation.

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