Welcome to Havencourt Care Home

You'll find Havencourt in the picturesque town of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.

Here our team of registered nurses and well trained carers and senior carers provides care to suit individual needs, in the range from day care to dementia and palliative care.

Havencourt has a ground floor dementia-care unit, with the upper floor housing people who are frail and elderly. We have several lounges and spacious dining rooms, and a small garden and patio area.

Bedrooms have en-suites and great safety systems, and we love residents to personalise these spaces to make them more homely.

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Life at Havencourt Care Home

A carer and a resident

My Mother-in-Law, stayed for 3 months at Havencourt in Stonehaven. We were very impressed by the standard of care she received. In particular the staff were friendly, professional, dedicated and conscientious. They provided care of a very high level. They were compassionate and we couldn't fault them.

Judith Jack, Resident / Service User at Havencourt Care Home

The resident had lived independently until into his late nineties, quite suddenly realizing that he needed much more living support. The family, in discussion with his doctor and social services, recommend Havencourt as a respite provider, leaving the resident to decide if he would like to stay at Havencourt, or look further for long term care.

It took very little time for him to decide to select Havencourt as the long term care home. Havencourt fulfilled his desire for warmth, company and hot food, three things that we all take for granted, but sadly miss if informal help from friends and family can no longer meet the need, much as they wished to help him maintain his independence.

The staff were excellent, he loved the food and enjoyed mixing with other residents at mealtimes when he wanted to. He told family members that he regretted he hadn't moved into Havencourt sooner.

The staff were always kind to my father in law and helpful to us.

The home had a pleasant environment, morale of staff and residents seemed to be very good.

Douglas Kyne, Son-in-law of Resident/Service User at Havencourt Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Havencourt Care Home whether they...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Specialist care

Havencourt Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news

intermediate care HSJ guides

24 Apr 2017

As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.

The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.

With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.

In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.

You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides


24 Apr 2017

Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Havencourt Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them during a harbour and sea themed party on Tuesday 11th April 2017 which was even attended by Stuart the Lobster.

John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons in Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Bristol and South West England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk


30 Mar 2017

The team at Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven came together to celebrate three colleagues qualification success, as they’ve continued to develop in their professional career.

Sarah-Ann Craig and Lavinia Pirnuta have both successfully completed a 12 week course which has resulted in them qualifying as Senior Nurse Care Assistants, meaning they can help the nurses in Havencourt complete some of their tasks. Iwona Lutchman also completed her Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2, which is also a fantastic achievement.

Sylvia Nicoll, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in the Grampian area, said: “I want to congratulate these three ladies on all of their hard work and dedication. The new skills they’ve learnt will have a huge impact not only on their careers but also for the people they care for. Well done again ladies.”

Rhona McGregor, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of Sarah-Ann, Lavinia and Iwona. They’ve worked really hard and thoroughly deserve this recognition. Well done ladies. I know the residents are looking forward to seeing you putting your new skills into practice.”

Are you looking for a care home in Stonehaven? Havencourt offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.

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Care Home Manager

Rhona McGregor

Woodcot Gardens, Forest Road, Stonehaven, AB39 2ZH

01569 767877

01569 767815

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