Offering the safest and warmest of welcomes to new residents.
Dovehaven House is a home where there is much to see and do. Caring for those living with dementia, this 'home from home' offers everything and more. Uniquely enhanced with a hairdressers, a pub, a retro kitchen and a sensory room this home has a genuine sense of community.
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Welcome to Dovehaven House
Dovehaven House is a home full of surprises! It is a purpose built care home offering 'round the clock' care and support for 40 residents living with dementia, this home has many unique features.
Providing excellent professional, kind, residential memory care and support, this comfortable home welcomes those in need of a long term home as well as shorter respite stays.
Aside from the well decorated lounges and dining areas, on both floors, residents also enjoy the availability of a beautifully reconstructed retro hairdressers, a 1950's kitchen and a pub. The Dovehaven Arms is built as a 'local' might have been, in times gone past. Taking account of the upright piano, bar and dartboard this very popular social area could not be more authentic. Residents spend many happy hours activity hours here, enjoying morning coffees, Sunday lunches and evening socials.
With a lift to access the first floor, well decorated bedrooms are available, some ensuite, and enjoy the views of the countryside or the local residential area. We very much encourage our residents to personalise their own bedrooms with their own special items, to ensure that it feel 'just like home'.
Friends and family are welcome to visit at any time. We have a specially constructed 'visitor pod' so that we are able to facilitate safe family visiting, whatever current guidelines might be.
Dovehaven House supports and provides the best of residential care for residents living with dementia.
Our team is committed to providing person centred memory care and personal care to ensure residents maintain active and positive lifestyles and with support, be as independent as possible, for as long as possible. However, we also understand that care requirements will change and we are mindful to ensure those changing needs are identified.
All of our residents enjoy their own care plan, tailored specifically for them. This allows us to build care delivery around their preferences, lifestyles and routines. Everything we do is driven by this genuinely caring person centred approach, working together with friends and family to ensure the care experience is as expected and most importantly, helping residents stay healthy, happy and safe.
The respite care we provide is ideal for those looking for extra personal care and support in a relaxing and homely environment - whether it's following a recent illness or in need of time away from their own home. Should you be looking for respite care, please do not hesitate to contact us.
All who live with us are encouraged to take part in the many daily activities that are offered in the home. Our activity coordinator is dedicated to ensuring that residents activities are designed to engage people's attention and interest. Being engaged in meaningful activities ensures residents feel comfortable, safe and 'at home' enough to be able to relax and have fun and enjoy the company of others, as friends.
All Dovehaven care homes use 'Oomph! On Demand' to support resident exercise, hobbies, themed days and personal interests.
Home Manager Dan Blaney, leads our well trained care team who are well practised in delivering sensitive and understanding memory care; always ensuring such professional tailor made care reflects a resident's needs and choices.
All staff are trained in dementia awareness and person-centred care. Each member of our care team possesses the necessary skills and qualities to ensure that the delivery of care for those living with dementia, is kind and appropriate for them. Everyone, no matter their job role, is committed to providing the best possible care in a patient and respectful manner.
Dovehaven have a robust induction and ongoing training for all team members to ensure that they have all of the skills and knowledge they need to provide expert dementia care, with confidence. Of course, our Home Manager and our Deputy Manager are always on hand to give support and advice to team members and family members alike.
The team at Dovehaven House are dedicated to ensuring that the home is a kind and safe place for residents to live and that all of the residents needs are met.
Our dining rooms always enjoy the friendliest of atmospheres and all mealtimes are happy, sociable occasions. With our dining tables always set as they should be for mealtimes, our residents enjoy the best of dining experiences making them feel very much ‘at home’.
The daily menu includes old favourites like pies, roasts and sticky toffee pudding and is packed with quality, seasonal and nutritious ingredients. Created by chefs, with the reassurance that dietitians oversee the menu preparation, we guarantee our meals are as nourishing as they are appealing and delicious. Our menu is varied, tempting and reflects residents preferences. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our menu choices are available, in the most appropriately palatable way, for all needs. Our meal choices are sure to tempt even the smallest appetite, so that we can be sure nutritional needs can be met for every resident.
We also enjoy hosting various food related events throughout the year. There is no doubt that the fun of a themed event, which is reflected in the menu of the day, gives our residents the opportunity to eat some very enjoyable traditional meals but also try something a little different.
Of course, there is a choice of refreshments available to residents, at all times. It is as important for our residents to drink enough fluid as well as to eat well. Homemade scones and cakes are available daily from the kitchen and residents very much enjoy having afternoon tea!
In addition to mealtimes, drinks, fruit, snacks and suppers are freely available for all to enjoy.
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What people say
Excellent staff management and amazing care. My husband is very settled and comfortable in this home! He is always looking smart and well presented. Would not hesitate in recommending Dovehaven House to anyone
Wow, what can I say? The new Pod is amazing, and I can’t praise all the staff enough for what they do, to make each visit with my mum a great experience. Big shout out to team Dovehaven, keep up the excellent work you all do.
I was very anxious about my mum going into care, and Dovehaven House has exceeded all my expectations. The management and staff have been wonderful, they have been responsive to all my questions and any concerns I’ve had, and they have succeeded in getting mum settled in her new home. I can’t thank everyone enough!
Staff excellent and very caring – all very friendly and welcoming. Great activities for residents weekly. Always put the needs of residents at the top of everything they do. Great choice of food and plenty of cakes!