Wylesfield Care Home in Llandrindod Wells has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the top 20 care homes in Wales.

There are 1,102 homes in Wales, with the top 20 receiving an award from the UK’s leading reviews guide to care homes, carehome.co.uk.

The award is based on reviews of the care home written by their residents, as well as their friends and relatives.

The homes were rated on overall experience, facilities, care/support, cleanliness, treated with dignity, food and drink, staff, activities, management, safety/security, rooms and value for money.

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of carehome.co.uk, said: “We would like to congratulate Wylesfield Care Home on being a top 20 care home in Wales as their reviews show they provide an excellent standard of care. It is such an achievement to be named as a top rated care home by the residents who actually receive the care as well as their family and friends.

“Choosing a care home can be overwhelming and very time consuming for both the person going to live there as well as their family, so we hope our awards which are given to the highest rated homes will help to simplify the search.”

Netty Stedman, manager of Wylesfield Care Home, said: “Having worked here for more than a decade, I know first-hand how important it is to provide exemplary care for our residents.

“After being nominated for the ‘outstanding management’ award at the 2022 Shaw Star Awards, I’m delighted to see that Wylesfield has been listed as a top 20 care home, which is no less than our hardworking team deserve.”

There are nearly 17,000 care homes in the UK caring for around half a million people.

More than 12,000 of these care homes support older people aged 65 and over, with around half of these older people paying for their own care. The rest care for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues and are largely funded by their local authorities.

With 19 per cent of the UK population aged 65 years or older demand for care homes is set to grow.