about zoar

Welcomed to Zoar Residential Home

The meaning of the name 'Zoar' or 'Soar' in Welsh is refuge, a place of protection and sanctuary. Zoar is situated on the site of the former Zoar Chapel which has been a dominant feature of the Clydach Vale landscape since 1831. The home is set in landscaped grounds offering breathtaking views over the valley and within close proximity of all local amenities, i.e. post office, shops, public house, bus stops etc.

The building itself has naturally undergone total restructural works internally, but still retains much of the original character by utilising the natural stonework of the existing chapel building.

The Accommodation

The accommodation provided is of generous proportions and is set on four levels, the lower ground floor incorporating a spacious dining room and gives access to the rear gardens.

The ground floor, together with the first and second floors, provide the residents accommodation comprising of three double and twenty seven single rooms all of which have en-suite facility and emergency nurse call points. Comfortable, cosy lounges for recreation, are sited on each floor to ensure the best of home comforts with lift access provided to service all areas of the home..

The Caring Staff

Zoar aims to provide care for elderly persons of both sexes, active or infirm, physically disabled and those who suffer from a functional disability.

All staff members are suitably qualified and experienced in this field, and day and night care assistants are available to assist residents with personal, individual care as and when required.

Provision of Care

Basically, our philosophy is to encourage residents independence, to live a normal life as close as possible to the life they were leading prior to arriving at Zoar, whist providing unobtrusive care and recognising the clients right to privacy. All aspects of the residents personal affairs are treated in the stricktest of confidence.

Visiting

We operate an open visiting policy for family members and friends, and should the client wish, visitors are encouraged to participate in the care of the resident.

The building itself has naturally undergone total restructural works internally, but still retains much of the original character by utilising the natural stonework of the existing chapel building.

Catering

The well experienced catering staff provide delicious 'home cooked' meals which are both nutritionally balanced and appetising. Special diets are catered for and our policy is to cater for the likes and dislikes of the individuals or people in our care.


At Zoar we are able to provide both long term and respite care, or short term care over a specific period.

There is a visiting hairdresser, chiropodist, optician, dentist and community nurses, and with respect to a general practitioner, this can as far as possible, be serviced by the clients existing contact.

Clients spiritual needs are respected and contact with respective churches and chapels etc., encouraged and maintained wherever possible.

For further information regarding the conditions and terms for residency at Zoar Residential Home please get in touch.