Welcome to Bargoed Care Home
We are very proud of our homely and welcoming atmosphere at Bargoed Care Home in Mid Glamorgan.
Residents can pursue their hobbies in a number of communal and quiet lounges. These are perfect for relaxing and socialising and are great places to invite friends and families when they visit.
At Bargoed Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Bargoed Care Home
Our activities programme is tailored to residents' preferences, and we have a full and varied calendar. Professional entertainers visit regularly and there is always something going on, from quizzes to musical events.
We schedule regular trips to local places of interest, such as the library, park and museum, and we invite friends and family to join in at our special meal nights.
This establishment is extremely well run with exemplary care given by all of the staff. The manager, Mrs Yvonne Marsh has been superb in her consideration of not only my mother but my family and me. All complaints have been dealt with swiftly and fairly and always with an amicable solution. Christmas 2013 saw my whole family invited to Christmas dinner with Mum who is unable now to leave her room. A buffet was provided for meat eaters and vegetarians and with mum there it was a memory to cherish. The atmosphere in the care home is always warm and friendly. It is a pleasure to visit a real 'home from home'.
The care home manager Mrs Yvonne Marsh, has a professional attitude toward running the home, through commitment to all residents, their families and the care home staff. Everyone involved gives the best of care to our mother, so we are confident she is comfortable and settled.
This is a personal care home. Residents are cared for personally and know by their carers. It's very clean friendly and caring. Staff are always keen to help and support. There is a calm atmosphere and all residents seem very happy.
My nan has been there for five years now and it's thanks to their care that she will be 100 years old on Saturday. Yvonne and the team have assured this is a very special occasion for her and us.
Thanks from the whole family to Yvonne and her Team
The care home are always helpful, understanding, caring and do a variety of activities for the residents. The staff treat the residents withy dignity.
My aunt is now in her eighth year at Bargoed Care Home. When she entered Bargoed Care Home she was in very poor health and her outlook was poor. Eight years she is physically much improved and she is still in residence and in her 99th year! She has dementia and is totally dependent on others for her day-to-day care and wellbeing. The staff are amazing - they treat my aunt with the very greatest respect and dignity. They always go the extra mile. When we visit we are always greeted in the most friendly way and however busy they are they always find time to discuss my aunt and generally make us welcome. Yvonne, the Manager, has turned the Home around. Her office door is always open and nothing is to much for her. This attitude filters down through every member of staff. The care is excellent, the home is clean and very well-run. I could not recommend the home more highly.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Bargoed Care Home...
Bargoed Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Bargoed Care Home in Bargoed. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
23 May 2016
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”
Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.
Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers page.
18 May 2016
Everyone at Cherry Trees Care Home in Barnsley have been very busy.
Firstly some happy news to report. The lost canary, which was found in the home’s garden, has been reunited with its owners. The owners were thrilled to have the canary back and thanked everyone at Cherry Trees for taking such good care for it.
The home’s resident budgie has moved into the cage previously occupied by the canary as it had more room.
The home had the distinct smell of Brasso last week, as some of the residents took part in a spring clean. As well as creating a beautiful finish on the ornaments, the Brasso brought back memories and lots of fascinating tales from the residents.
After the spring clean, the ladies at Cherry Trees were treated to a pampering session in the salon, which involved hand massages and manicures. Meanwhile, the gentlemen were outside planting the bedding plants to inject some colour into the home’s garden.
Residents have made the most of the glorious weather, by taking time out to relax in the garden. For those that wanted to be a little more active, they had a friendly bowling competition.
Pauline Mountford, Home Manager, said: “It’s been a very busy few weeks here at Cherry Trees. The weeks have been filed with smiles and laughter as everyone has had lots of fun doing different things. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather sticking around so we can do more things with the residents outside.”
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies available on our careers section.
12 May 2016
Over the recent months we have seen a number of graduation ceremonies held for Care Assistants who have qualified as Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs for short).
The Care Assistants go through an intense 12 week programme, to learn a range of news skills to help the nurses in the homes.
This programme wouldn’t be as successful as it is, without the dedication and support from our nurses, who mentor the care assistants through the process.
Below Laura explains why she volunteered to be a CHAP mentor and what it’s meant for her.
Laura is a Registered Nurse and has been a CHAP mentor for a number of years.
At a recent graduation ceremony, Laura watched as the three care assistants she’d mentored over the past 12 weeks, graduated to become fully fledged CHAPs.
Laura told us: “Being a mentor is a really intense but rewarding job. You have to shoe horn a lot of training into a short space of time, but to be able to reap the benefits, both as a nurse and in the home is a fantastic achievement. It’s also great for the residents, because it means, where necessary they can spend more time with the nurse. This way we get to know the residents a lot more in depth, this wouldn’t be possible is it wasn’t for the CHAPs.
“Being a mentor has also taught me a few things about myself, and enabled me to develop in ways I didn’t think it would. I’ve built up additional skills and gained more confidence which will help me throughout my career.
“I would encourage any of my nursing colleagues who aren’t already mentors, to definitely give it a go. No two days are ever the same. You get to pass on your knowledge to someone eager to learn. You’re both working towards the same goal, and that’s providing the best possible care for residents. I can’t wait to see who my next student will be.”
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Care Home Manager
Hoel Fargoed, Bargoed, CF81 8PQ