Scoonie House

Leven, Fife, KY8 4DP

Melanie MacDonald

Care Home Manager

Benefitting from a central, yet tranquil, location in the heart of the seaside village of Leven, Scoonie House is a charming Victorian home sympathetically converted to provide residential care for up to 36 elderly ladies and gentlemen.

  • Beautiful location near to the coast
  • The highest standards of care
  • An excellent reputation
  • Residential care – short and long term packages
  • Friendly dedicated staff team
  • Facilities to accommodate couples

Scoonie House & Grounds

Scoonie House care & nursing home in Fife really enjoys the best of both worlds – it is close to all the shops and amenities of Leven village centre, yet lies within a haven of mature trees and parkland. The quality of our home’s location is echoed when one steps inside. Residents’ bedrooms and communal areas are decorated and furnished to the highest standards. Our dedicated staff team work closely with residents, their families and loved ones, to ensure that each person’s care needs are understood and met. Just as importantly, our Activities Coordinator takes the time to learn about each person’s life history, working with that individual to ensure they are able to live as active a life as they wish.

What we offer

The home offers a full range of residential care support, including trial stays, short stay and convalescent care, as well as long-term care. Residents are encouraged to bring important personal possessions to personalise their rooms.

Visiting

Scoonie House operates an open visiting policy, where residents and loved ones may visit at convenient times.

Accreditation

As the Home Manager at Scoonie House, I have a qualified nursing background and lead my care team to provide the highest standards of care. I also ensure that every member of our team receives the ongoing training they need to deliver the best care possible.

Our home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission, with both ISO9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation.

Care Facilities

To promote optimum health in our residents, a personalised nutrition plan is created for each individual, with specific dietary needs taken into account.
We offer reminiscence therapy to give residents an opportunity to recall and share happy memories. This is an enjoyable social activity, which can increase confidence and self esteem.
Our trusted and well-liked visiting physiotherapist is available to treat and advise our residents.
Our local, assigned GP is able to visit our site to treat and advise any of our residents.
A visiting occupational therapist ensures each resident's particular needs are met in our facility.
The regular team of visiting nurses are able to provide guidance, support and treatment to our residents.
Residents can relax in our tidy and clean environment, without lifting a finger, thanks to our dedicated daily cleaning service team.
Our laundry is handled in-house, meaning residents do not have the hassle of washing and drying clothing and linen themselves.
Trained dementia care staff are on hand to support our residents and ensure their time with us is spent safely and positively.
We are proud to hold Hospitality Assured Accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to outstanding service and resident care.
Our excellence in performance and efficiency is recognised through our ISO 9001 Accreditation.
Our dedicated Internal Quality Assurance Team ensure our accreditations are maintained and these high standards are reflected across the facility.
Once we have reviewed the results of the pre-admission assessment, Individual Care Plans are carefully created and a detailed approach to every resident's care is formulised.
Telephone and face to face advice is available to any resident with bladder or bowel concerns. Patients do not need to be incontinent to receive this information.
Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

Room Facilities

Residents can use en-suite facilities with added peace of mind with an emergency call point.
We provide step-free, non-slip showers, which are safe and convenient for our residents.
For sanitary reasons and convenience, residents are provided with their own personal basin.
An en-suite WC and basin is provided for the convenience of our residents.
Private bathroom and shower facilities are offered to all residents, so they don't have the inconvenience of sharing, or waiting to use the washroom.
Our bathrooms are fitted with automatic lights, which are serviced on a regular basis.
For added safety and peace of mind, secure grab rails have been fitted in washrooms.
The ultimate in luxury, our divan beds provide a good night's sleep as well as plenty of storage for residents.
Residents can enjoy cross ventilation, improved daylight and a range of views, thanks to our double aspect bedrooms.
Secluded patios provide a private space for residents to enjoy the gardens.
Lowered cill heights mean seated residents have an unobstructed view of our outside spaces.
Residents and guests can enjoy peace of mind in the sanctuary of our secure patio area.
Clean, well-maintained furniture can be provided for residents to enjoy their own fully-furnished bedroom without the hassle of sourcing and moving in appropriate furniture.
Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture to personalise their space and create their own homely environment.
Window limiters ensure residents are safe and secure at all times, whilst still allowing fresh air into the rooms.
Private documents and cherished belongings can be kept secure in each resident's individual safe.
Residents can relax and sleep easy, knowing their rooms are fitted with reliable, professionally-fitted locks. These recommended locks are safe and appropriate for our residents.
Bright walls and high contrast carpets are used throughout our facility to help residents find their way around the building.
To reduce anxiety and support patients' independent living skills, we have installed toilets which are visible from the bed.
Classic fixtures and fittings, such as traditional taps, bath plugs and light switches have been introduced to the facility to help reduce confusion.

Indoor Facilities

Our simple to use nurse call system allows residents access to a qualified nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our friendly receptionist is on hand to answer any queries throughout the working week.
We offer full use of our modern hair salon, staffed by qualified stylists, to all residents.
Being able to enjoy great food is one of the simple pleasures in life. We offer a quiet, private area for residents to enjoy their meals.
An engaging activity room, where residents can take part in group activities or enjoy a game of cards or dominoes, is available for use.
Every bathroom has been designed to make it easier to use for our residents' specific needs.
Residents can enjoy the luxury of a warm shower in their own safe, assisted shower room.
A modern, spacious and regularly serviced lift is available for use to all residents and visitors.
Friendly, fully qualified nurses are on-hand throughout the day and night to assist with our residents' needs.
A special quiet lounge is available for guests and visitors to relax and unwind in, free from the distractions of televisions, radios or loud conversations.
A room where all our residents can keep up to date with their favourite soaps and take pleasure in watching shows and films with their friends.
A bright and airy conservatory is the perfect environment for residents to enjoy views of the garden.
Residents can relax with a book and a cool drink on our outdoor terrace, complete with comfortable furniture.
Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals.
Residents have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.
Having the option of making your own cup of tea in a self serve kitchenette is a simple, but important choice we are proud to offer our residents.
Regardless of the time of day, our residents will not go hungry, thanks to our round the clock snack menu, offering healthy and filling food choices.
Our popular themed food events are a great talking point amongst our residents and add a touch of fun and variety to mealtimes.
A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste.
Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.
We offer a wide range of external trips, to the seaside, shopping centres, National Trust sites and other local areas of interest.
We help residents create memory boxes, filled with items such as photographs or tickets, to help stimulate happy memories from the past.
Convenient handrails have been fitted around our centre to aid mobility.
Gently sloped floors and wide access routes make our centre wholly wheelchair accessible.
Safe, modern hoists are used by our trained staff to make activities such as getting into bed easy and comfortable for residents.
Cats and dogs are welcome in our centre, providing friendship and a special kind of therapy to our residents.
Our fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and sprinkler systems are serviced bi-annually by an external provider to ensure they are fully functioning and safe.
Our themed reminiscence lounge encourages residents to recall fond memories of times gone by.
No dead ends – interest is created in the area to help avoid confusion and distress
Our experienced and trained head chef creates a huge choice of meals to suit every palate.
Our in-house laundry team ensure every resident's laundry needs are catered for, so they don't have to worry about washing clothing or bedding.
Wonky shelves, dripping taps and a host of other odd jobs can be fixed quickly and efficiently by our friendly in-house handyman.
Residents can always experience bright, airy rooms and an unobstructed view of the outside world, thanks to our visiting window cleaners.
Our well-loved visiting library service allows residents to enjoy all manner of reading and audio books, free of charge.
Residents are able to worship and practise their own religion in our facility, with the support of our visiting multi-faith clergy.
Gentle, relaxing ambient music helps maintain a calm and welcoming environment for our residents.
An independent care fee planning advisory service is available to all residents, providing unbiased information and guidance.
Independent living is supported in our facility and our in-house shop caters for all our residents' needs, offering snacks, magazines and toiletries.
A range of daily newspapers are offered to our residents, so they can keep up to date with local and international news.

Outdoor Facilities

We offer a safe place for friends and family to park their car whilst visiting loved ones.
Our relaxing green spaces mean there is always somewhere to go for residents looking for peace or wanting some light exercise.
Residents are encouraged to explore our state of the art sensory garden, where they can experience the calming influence of the flowers and greenery.
Our beautifully designed landscaped garden houses a range of plants, trees and shrubs, providing scenic surroundings for all our residents.
We have several greenhouses onsite for residents to grow their own produce, should they choose to.
Gardening is an enjoyable activity for many of our residents, and we offer raised beds for residents to plant their own flowers and shrubs.
Residents can plant and manage their own vegetables in our mature vegetable garden.
We are conveniently located near a bus stop, offering easy access for visitors and residents using the local transport facilities.
Friends and family arriving by bus can enjoy the complete convenience of a bus stop on our doorstep.
Our listed building is full of grandeur and steeped in history, providing a beautiful, traditional home for our residents.
Our new build development provides all the mod cons you would expect from a modern complex, including secure accessibility and comfortably heated rooms.
The smooth contours and fresh, electric feel of an urban environment make this a place full of energy and life.
Our countryside location means we offer a natural, healthy space for our residents to unwind and relax in.
A regular and comfortable minibus service is offered to residents wanting to explore local towns and visitor centres.
Residents can enjoy the tranquillity and peace of our extensive gardens, which are fully secure and regularly risk assessed.
Friends and family are able to visit loved ones at any time they choose. We offer 100% visiting time flexibility.

Manager's Profile

I’m responsible for the day-to-day running of Scoonie House Care Home. I oversees all activities within the home and ensure the quality of the service and care provided exceeds the standards set by the regulators, The Scottish Care Inspectorate.

I ensure that residents have the chance to participate in the every day running of the home, to make sure that they get what they need here, and to help us ascertain what is important to each resident.

I enjoy developing ways to promote my residents’ rights and responsibilities, providing information and support not only to the residents but also to their families and my Care Team too. I try to arrange stimulating activities, and encourage residents to get involved to help foster a sense of independence. I also create opportunities for residents to contribute to the local community and access local services, to make sure they have a sense of freedom and belonging.

I particularly enjoy completing the range of daily tasks that are expected of me, and spending time with so many different kinds of people. I understand the importance of developing my own personal learning on a daily basis. With over sixteen years’ experience at Scoonie, I feel I have the qualifications and experience to look after my residents to the best of my ability. I also holds various certificates, including SVQ Assessor Line 1 and 2, Intermediate Food & Hygiene, as well as Managerial Qualifications.

I’m a member of the PVG Disclosure Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Adults). A Disclosure is a document containing impartial and confidential criminal history information held by the police and government departments which can be used by employers to make safer recruitment decisions. Our aim is to deliver an accurate and responsive disclosure service that enhances the safety of our residents.

My knowledge and understanding of the home and our residents is aided by the amount of time I have been here, and I am proud of what I have achieved at Scoonie House. One of my biggest achievements outside of work was not only being present at my niece’s birth, but actually participating in the occasion; I was the first person to hold my niece, after helping to deliver her on the sitting room floor!

Melanie MacDonald

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Our Address

Windygates Road
Leven
Fife
KY8 4DP

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call 0808 223 5534

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