Welcome to Scoonie House

Leven, Fife

Charming care home in the heart of a seaside community

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Key Information

We make sure each resident experiences care that's as unique as they are. Which is why we offer a range of care types and duration.

Things you need to know

The types of care we provide

Living well with Dementia

We are proud to be the only care home group to have our own unique award-winning dementia training ‘My World’ which is accredited by City and Guilds. It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, in addition to addressing clinical aspects of care.

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Daily life

Keeping things personal

At Scoonie House

The lovely surroundings at Scoonie House are matched by the standard of care our team brings residents. We love learning as much as we can about the people we care for, so your loved one’s time is tailored to their individual needs, interests and preferences. This can be as small as knowing when they like to wake up, to how they like their tea, and everything in between.

We give as much independence as possible, letting individuals choose how to run the home and if they prefer dinner in front of the TV, or even dusting their own room, we’ll make it happen. Just as putting their own stamp on their bedroom, we’ll help them to personalise it with the things they love.

Keep doing what you love

At Scoonie House, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy – from the craft room to the hair salon, our packed schedule of events and activities, to picnics in the gardens. And if residents prefer to spend one-on-one time with a member of the team, they can read the paper, pop to the shops or have a pint in the local pub. We have strong connections with the Leven community, many of our residents invite them to join in our activities or even run their own here.

Meet the Manager

Melanie MacDonald

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!

Testimonials

Families we’re helping

What customers say

Independent Reviews

Scottish Care Inspectorate

Scoonie House Care Home
Inspection date: 30th June 2020

- How good is our care and support during the COVID-19 pandemic? 4 - Good
Click here to view the inspection report

Carehome.co.uk Reviews

Customer Satisfaction Score

87%

Based on an independent survey completed by our resident's friends and family.

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Directions

  • Address
    Windygates Road
    Leven, Fife
    KY8 4DP
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    Local Area
    • The nearest bus stop is Banbeath Road, less than a ten-minute walk away.
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Any questions?
Call us free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Last year we helped over 5,000 families find the right care with free advice on anything from funding care to finding the right home and moving in.

We can help with advice on paying for care and how funding works. We can check availability in all of our homes and send you the latest brochure. If you'd like to meet our Home Manager, we'll book an appointment at a time to suit you.

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