Tan-Yr-Allt House Nursing Home is a 16 bed care home which is registered with CSSIW and various Local Health Boards and Social Services.
Our Registration Category allows us to care for:
Persons aged 40 years and above with dementia / mental infirmity requiring nursing care
Tan-Yr-Allt House provides 16 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 Ana Castro, an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse. Our staffing team consists of Registered Mental Health Nurses, Learning Disability Nurses, General Nurses and experienced NVQ 2 & 3 qualified Care Staff. Additionally we employ full time qualified Occupational Therapists 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 CPI 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 currently holds the Investors in People Silver award, 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 encourage life-long learning and all care staff are required to attain at least NVQ 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 NVQ awards in their areas of work, or outside courses, thus creating a diverse knowledge base and talent within our organisation.