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Life at Doonbank House

At Doonbank House Care Home we believe in creating a true home-from-home environment: our dedicated staff are delighted to cater for your every need. We've highlighted some key information below on life at Doonbank House - however, if you would like any further information please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Cuisine

We pride ourselves on the high standard of appetising meals served, all prepared from fresh produce by our qualified catering staff. 

Good, nutritious food and drink are very important in keeping and improving your health.  Our staff will soon get to know your food preferences and any dietary needs which are recorded in your personal care plan.  Menus are displayed daily and offer an extensive choice for each meal with a selection of home baking served daily. 

Our breakfast, two course lunch, two course dinner, high tea and home baking, combine to offer a splendid variety of choice.

Meals are served in our dining room. Beverages and snacks are served throughout the day in the lounge areas.  Room service is also available.

Entertainment 

Entertainment appealing to a wide variety of taste is provided regularly.  There is a comprehensive daily programme of activities which are held within the Home and Doonbank House has strong links with the local community.  Concerts are held regularly including Christmas, Easter, St Andrew's Day and other memorable occasions, not forgetting our national bard, Robert Burns.

Birthdays are celebrated and you will receive a complimentary birthday cake.  Private functions can also be arranged.

To add to the various services and activities already mentioned the Home has our own mini bus to take residents out, which is fully equipped to accommodate residents in wheelchairs.  Our entertainments Recreational Therapist is responsible for planning and directing most recreational activities. 

Hairdressing

A qualified resident hairdresser visits the home weekly.  Prices for this service are displayed on the notice board.  You are free to have a hairdresser of your choice to visit the home or you may prefer to attend a local hairdressing salon.

Library

We have a variety of reading material available within the Home but residents also enjoy visiting our local village library which offers a wider selection.

Newspapers & Journals

A wide selection of newspapers and journals are delivered to the home daily.  Arrangements can also be made to have your own newspaper or journal delivered.

Mail

Incoming letters and parcels are delivered daily.  Residents who are unable to post their own mail should discuss alternative arrangements with the Head of Care.

Telephones

If you require a telephone in your own room, arrangements can be made for a separate line to be installed.

Visitors

We welcome visitors at any time of the day.  For reasons of security, it is helpful to know if any visitors are expected after 9pm.

Laundry

Personal items of clothing are laundered and returned to your room from our own in-house laundry.  It is important that all clothing is marked clearly with your name prior to admission.  Clothing should be able to be machine washed and tumble dried.

Smoking

The Care Home accepts without reservation the overwhelming evidence that smoking is a major cause of preventable illness and death, and that the adverse effects of smoking fall not only those who themselves smoke but also on non-smokers who are exposed in their working and domestic environments to the smoke of others.  Therefore the Doonbank House has specific designated internal and external smoking areas.