Welcome to Dounemount Care Home
You'll find Dounemount Care Home in the old fishing community of Macduff, Aberdeenshire.
Here our trained team of care assistants and ancillary staff combines to provide a comfortable, safe and enjoyable environment for each person living here.
Care is planned and served according to need, and at different levels - permanent, respite, nursing and residential.
Our old property is full of interesting features and has been tastefully modernised and adapted to purpose. Our extensive gardens have been upgraded to provide more areas for residents to enjoy the fresh air. Inside, many rooms have lovely views towards the River Deveron.
Our newer annexe is purpose-built and offers comfortable en-suite rooms, mostly also with pleasing views.
Life at Dounemount Care Home
We have an activities coordinator who arranges a wide variety of interesting goings-on, such as concerts, and also individual pastimes and diversions.
Dedicated kitchen staff ensure all people living here enjoy carefully balanced, nutritious meals and snacks as required.
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained. Why not arrange a visit and we'll talk you through the facilities and activities on offer at Dounemount Care Home?
Mum was always very happy at Dounemount and always appreciated the care you gave her with such good humour.
It brought me comfort to see that she had many occasions when she had fun, laughter and enjoyed life.
I just wanted to thank you and your staff team for the care and attention given to John in the short time he spent at Dounemount, we very much appreciate this.
The staff at Dounemount were always friendly and helpful. I know that she enjoyed her stay whilst she was able to be up. I was impressed with the standard of nursing care once she became unable to get up.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Dounemount Care Home whether they...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Dounemount Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Dounemount Care Home in Macduff. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
25 Mar 2017
Animal lovers at Dounemount Care Home in Macduff enjoyed settling down to watch Crufts, so much so they were really disheartened when the competition finished.
Cue the care team to the rescue.
Kay Robertson, Home Manager, explained: “The team all decided to bring their dogs to Dounemount to cheer up the residents. We don’t know who was more excited the residents or their four legged friends. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing and having cuddles. It was definitely a special experience for everyone.”
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
16 Mar 2017
Dounemount Care Home in Macduff has achieved 100% satisfaction rating for its quality of care in a national survey of people living in care homes. The home also scored 100% for residents saying they are happy living there.
The independent confidential survey was conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI for “Your Care Rating”.
Dounemount Care Home, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, also achieved almost 99%, with 986 points out of a possible 1,000, around the theme of the quality of life for people living in the home.
The home scored just over 95%, or 952 points from a possible 1,000, for its overall performance rating, which is derived from four core themes: staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a say and the quality of life being experienced by the respondent.
It achieved the maximum possible 100% rating for being safe and secure and for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect.
It scored 100% among respondents for the choice of meals offered and for the quality of food served. It also scored 100% for offering activities for residents to take part in if they want.
John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Scotland, who run the home, said: "All the care team are delighted that in this independent national survey the residents at Dounemount rated the home so highly.
"The survey outcome corresponds with the responses we have had directly from residents, their relatives and care professionals who are able to give us instant feedback on a day to day basis about any aspect of care quality, by using iPads placed in the home with a touch-screen questionnaire linked to purpose designed software. This has been recording a 100% overall customer satisfaction rating.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Dounemount Care Home in Macduff, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
Gellymill Street , Macduff, Banff, AB45 3QL