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South Beach House

South Beach House

Location
South Beach House is a large detached house on the Ardrossan sea front commanding spectacular views of the Isle of Arran.

Local shops are only a ten-minute walk away and there is a regular bus and train service, literally on the doorstep.
 
Accommodation
South Beach House provides caring services for both individuals in very comfortable surroundings.

In each of the rooms there is double-glazing, central heating and many of the rooms have en-suite facilities. There is a call button service in each bedroom 24 hours a day.

There are two lounges, a main activity lounge and a  television lounge in which to relax and enjoy the company of other’s.
 
There is also a conservatory which seats twelve people and a summerhouse in the garden.

Catering

The dining room is spacious and comfortable with the cooks catering for all tastes and special dietary requirements.   In particular, service users and visitors alike enjoy the home baking.  Meal times are flexible and catering arrangements can be adjusted to suit individual needs. This includes any special requests which our cooks will happily make.

Our motto in the Kitchen is "Open All Hours"

There is a small kitchen situated on the ground floor of the house for the use of service users, families and friends.

Services

Aims & Objectives
To care for older people in an environment that enables the individual to be involved in their care, making decisions, whilst providing the warmth and comfort of a safe and caring environment.

Individual Care Plan
Each and every person has the right to have dignity, choice, independence and a sense of fulfilment and sense of achievement. We aim for this when discussing and planning care plans with the individual.
 
Family Involvement
An open door policy is operated in South Beach House and visitors are welcome at any time.   Families are important to the home and are actively encouraged to be involved in the care of their relative, to whatever degree they feel able.

Community Involvement
Service users are encouraged to continue with all activities they had previously been involved in within the community and staff are available to assist.

Facilities
Other Services include: An activity co-ordinator,  a wide range of interactive activities, hair salon, chiropody service, optical service, dental service, daily worship, public lounges, private rooms, access to kitchen, wheelchair and disabled access.
 
Management & Staffing

Management
There is a service manager, a deputy manager  and three senior care workers plus staff who have been chosen for their qualities of care and warmth. All our staff receive a high standard of training and are encouraged and supported in undertaking vocational qualifications.

Staff
South Beach House provides a warm and friendly atmosphere and all the benefits of independent living with the support of well-trained staff.

Admission Procedure

Criteria
South Beach House caters for the needs of older people who are unable to remain in their own home.

Costs
Care home fees are reviewed annually, please contact the home and the staff will be happy to give more information.

Hairdressing costs: Wash & set or Blowdry - £5

                                 Cut wash/ set / Blowdry - £6

                                 Perms - £13

                                 Gents cut - £3

Chiropody Costs: Ayrshire Healthy living enterprise - £12

                          Private - £20 

Referrals Procedure
We accept admissions from Social Work Departments and from individuals who are in a position to pay for their own care.

Additional Information

Activities
There is a varied social programme available to all service users on a daily basis.   Some are on a one-to-one basis; others in-group activities.   We have a mini bus, with regular outings to local places of interest.

During the Guild season the Home has regular meetings arranged by South Beach House Guild.

Daily devotions take place and one of the local ministers attends on a Sunday afternoon to take a service. You will be welcome to attend these, but under no obligation to do so.

Please contact the Service Manager if you would like help in reading and understanding this information.

 

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Contact Details

Margaret Cassidy
South Beach House
7 South Crescent Road
Ardrossan, Ayrshire
KA22 8DU
01294 468234
01294 604223

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