Dovehaven Nursing Home is a 40 bedded home caring for older people who require nursing care. We provide an excellent level of care in a friendly atmosphere and can offer both long term residential care and short term respite care.
All our residents have their care needs assessed prior to admission in order to develop a regularly reviewed care plan. We treat all of our residents as individuals and cater for their needs accordingly whilst preserving their privacy and dignity.
Located in the traditional Victorian town of Southport, Dovehaven Nursing Home is in a quiet and relaxing location, outside of the town centre close to the marina. Southport is a large retirement town and is ideally suited for older people requiring nursing care.
Dovehaven Nursing Home provides a professional but caring environment for all of our residents. The home consists of two fully refurbished Victorian houses linked with a connecting extension to create a single large building.
Dovehaven Nursing Home offers excellent facilities to make sure that our residents are looked after to the highest standard and to make their stay with us happy and comfortable. The home has an experienced hairdresser visit on a weekly basis. We also have the services of a visiting chiropodist on a regular basis. These services are not included but are offered at an affordable cost. We also have access to an NHS dentist and also a local optician both of which offer a domiciliary service to the home.
Our cooks serve a wide range of delicious and nutritious home cooked meals and are able to cater for any special diets or meal requirements. We have an open visiting policy and encourage friends and family to visit at anytime. Visitors are also welcome to join the residents for a meal in the dining room or the resident’s own room if they wish.
Our specially adapted minibus is used for regular resident outings and can also be used for pickups, hospital visits and to assist with the initial move to Dovehaven.
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
Dovehaven Nursing Home is an example of a more progressive, open minded approach to residential care. Our residents are respected as individuals and we do our best to cater for their every need. We recognise that the necessity of moving into a nursing home and requiring help with personal tasks can feel like a loss of independence. We therefore do our best to ensure that this transition takes place with as little stress as possible.
We value our fully trained and friendly staff as our greatest asset, which is why we have excellent staff retention levels ensuring continuity of care for our residents, which enable special relationships to be formed between carers and residents. We provide 24 hour nurse coverage with additional trained nurse cover during the day. Dovehaven Nursing Home has also developed good support relationships with GPs and social workers in the local area.
Our quality trained staff will be on hand to help to support our residents in a manner that is both professional and unobtrusive, promoting independence as well as a sense of well-being and security. Our philosophy states that attention to detail makes the difference and our staff are trained, as well as prepared, to go the extra mile. All residents are treated as individuals and our focus will be on what they can do for themselves, and not what they are no longer capable of.
Dovehaven Nursing Home
9 – 11 Alexandra Road
Southport PR9 0NB
Tel: 01704 530 121
Fax: 01704 536 540