Priory The Beeches Care Home

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About this location

The Beeches Care Home is located in the village of Aberdare, in the Cynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. Our home offers specialist nursing and dementia support for 45 adults, with 24-hour input from registered nurses. We can also offer end of life/palliative care and respite services.

Set in a residential area of Bethuel Street in Aberdare, the home provides residents with a convenient home in the heart of the local community. Our goal at The Beeches is to provide a homely safe environment where our residents can live a fulfilled life.

In addition to supporting adults with dementia, we can also assist those who have a range of other conditions, presentations and needs.

Services at a glance

There are a total of 45 bedrooms at the site. Of these:

All 45 have en-suite facilities
20 are on the ground floor

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1 Bethuel Street Aberdare Mid Glamorgan CF44 7HJ
This location is regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales.

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The Beeches is a modern, purpose-built home set on its own grounds, with accommodation split over two floors. In addition to the accommodation, the home has a range of communal areas for residents to enjoy, including:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Dining room
  • Communal bathroom

Residents also benefit from our spacious garden areas, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Wheelchair access

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as a lift to both floors, a variety of hoists, and a mobility-adapted minibus to support our residents with their travel needs.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms have been designed to provide maximum comfort to the people we support. The rooms are all furnished and homely, and can be personalised to individual tastes. Each bedroom has:

  • En-suite facilities
  • A fully furnished interior
  • TV point
  • Nurse call button
  • Wheelchair access

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at The Beeches has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as personal care, mobility, eating and drinking, accessing the community, and social opportunities.

In addition to our 24/7 nursing support, we also have close links with multidisciplinary professionals, who help us ensure the health and wellbeing of the people we support. We have frequent hairdresser visits, and regular visits from a GP and dentist. We also work with additional healthcare professionals, where required.


Everyone who lives at The Beeches has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community. This might include daily activities such as:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Music therapy
  • In-house and external entertainment
  • Exercise sessions
  • Reminiscence

Our team

Our support staff are highly experienced in supporting older people. Our in-house team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Clinical lead
  • Registered nurses
  • Senior care assistants
  • Care assistants
  • Activity co-ordinator
  • Housekeeping team
  • Administrators
  • Catering team
  • Domestic team
  • Maintenance person

Our team also receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. Our care team are supported by registered nurses on every shift, and they also receive specialist dementia training.

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


The Beeches in located in the town of Aberdare. Nearby local amenities include:

  • Shops
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Park
  • Hotel
  • Post office
  • Church
  • GP surgery
  • Music venue
  • Country park
  • Library
  • Church

Transport links

The Beeches also has excellent transport links, including:

  • Bus stops near the home with frequent local services
  • A convenient residential location just off the A4059
  • Aberdare train station, which is less than 0.5 miles away, offers rail connections across South Wales
  • Our own minibus

A message from our site leader

We are dedicated to providing high quality and safe care to your loved one, in a homely environment where you are welcome

The Beeches Care Home’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I have seen such a change in our loved one whilst living at the Beeches, this is down to the lovely care provided
Relative of person supported by The Beeches Care Home
I have been overwhelmed by the standard of care, along with everything else at this home. I never expected nursing homes to be like this. I've been impressed
Relative of person supported by The Beeches Care Home

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support family members to ensure our residents can attend home visits and events.

Can friends and families visit?

We have an open door policy on visiting and welcome visitors to the service.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

We will gather and review information on your loved one from you as part of the initial assessment and development of support plans. In addition, we will also meet with you quarterly to review the care provided. We can arrange more regular catch ups to ensure you are kept informed about your loved one’s support.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

We provide access to landline phones on both floors, but can also support your loved one with their own mobile phone, where required.

What type of things are families expected to provide, and what is provided by the home?

Bedrooms all come furnished, and our catering team will also supply residents with meals, drinks and snacks. Families are expected to provide personal items such as clothing, toiletries, and décor items to personalise their bedroom.

What are the bedrooms like?

All bedrooms are ready and furnished, however should you wish to bring personalised items in to the room please do discuss with us, and we will be happy to help.

Are external doors kept locked?

External doors are locked with a key code to ensure the safety of the people who live here. Everyone will be risk assessed individually to deem the security required for that person.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We have a catering team who develop weekly menus, which are reviewed in line with the seasons and also offer Welsh favourites. We provide three meals per day, and snacks and drinks in between.

How does laundry work?

Our dedicated laundry team will ensure that residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding. We have our own laundry facilities on-site, which our team will take care of on behalf of our residents.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

We may place restrictions on items where risks cannot be appropriately managed. Items will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, we cannot support live-in pets.

How do activities work?

We have an activities co-ordinator, who organises a variety of home activities. Our team will deliver bespoke activities, which are personalised to each resident’s individual hobbies and interests.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

We work closely with families and social workers to ensure that the care plans are developed collaboratively, and are person-centred. We will review these quarterly with families to ensure they are always kept up-to-date and reflect the individual’s needs.

What are the car parking facilities?

Our home has a car parking area at the front of the property.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated smoking area for residents outside. We do not permit smoking on the premises.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary, and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. We accept the following funding types: local authority funding, local authority funding and top up, NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding, and private/self-funding. Please note, referrals for NHS or local authority funded services must come from a referring organisation. We recommend contacting your local social care team to attain a referral.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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