Abbeyfield House

Care Home



1 Kilwinning Road
North Ayrshire
KA12 8RR
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01294 279019


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Abbeyfield House Irvine provides care and support for those who need long term help with dressing, walking, general care and social stimulation. We aim to provide physical and emotional support in a family atmosphere whether the need is for residential or nursing care. Independence and privacy of residents is respected at all times, which has resulted in our policy of allowing the furnishing of bedrooms with their own belongings.

The house is a two-storey extended family home with a single floor wing to the front and provides a total of 26 beds. Four of the larger rooms can accommodate two beds. All rooms have en-suite facilities with showers and the main bathroom has a hospital style bath with a hoist for the very frail.

We have a state of the art laundry system, which not only cleans gently but also kill viruses and super-bugs and the main lounge and dining room has a ventilation system, which keeps the air fresh and odour free.

A well-kept garden is available to all residents; this incorporates a sheltered patio and a secure and sunny inner garden.

Care at Abbeyfield Irvine

We are able to provide physical and mental care on an individual basis. Needs range from residential care - prompting with minimal assistance, to providing full nursing care – residents who require to have all their needs met by staff. Hospital admission is only when hospital treatment is necessary.

By being able to provide a full range of care, residents are able to remain with us until the end of their life. The care being provided is by trained staff who residents know and trust.

This house is managed by Abbeyfield Irvine & District.

Key features

  • Activities room

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

Life at the house

DancingWe have a full-time Activities Team who have a wide experience of physical, mental and social stimulation. They are highly qualified in the care field with a wealth of practical experience. In addition to this they continually strive to increase their knowledge by attending training courses and visiting other units. The enthusiasm is such that everyone becomes involved in activities and outings.

Group activities include coffee afternoons, word searches and quizzes and sing-a-longs.  In addition to these practical groups are encouraged, needlework, baking, flower arranging and gardening are among the activities provided.  We are of course aware that not everyone wishes to participate in group activities so time is set aside for one-to-one sessions.

Our philosophy in Abbeyfield is to encourage residents to retain or regain their community links and so visits to the library, shops etc. feature in our day-to-day activities. The proximity of the town centre to the house means that, weather permitting, residents can walk to the shops.

A typical week:


• Monday moan (newspaper review)
• Sports round up (internet)
• Music & movement (action songs)
• Mens group with Carrie
• Ladies after lunch with Heather (baking, jewellery making etc)


• Quick quiz
• Weekly price review (internet)
• Music & movement (using props)
• Tuesday tasting
• Reflections group


• Wednesday wordwheel
• Walk down memory lane (internet)
• Music & movement (wii)
• Life story work
• Internet club for all


• Crossword
• Music & movement (chairbased exercise dvd)
• Art therapy session (Karina)
• Scrapbooking
• Pet therapy
• Arts & crafts


• Friday fun
• Funny stories
• Joke session
• Karaoke singalong/dance along
• Games afternoon - dominos, plays your cards right, ten pin bowling


• Conversation group
• Hangman
• Outing for coffee & browse shops (to town)


• Sunday morning fellowship (hymns, inspirational stories & quotes)
• Abbeyfield Allsorts shop
• Movie matinee
• 1-1 quiet time with residents who are not wanting to watch the film

KitchenAll the food we use in Abbeyfield Irvine is locally sourced from reputable butchers, mongers and produce retailers.

The shopping is completed once a week and our in-house chefs prepare and cook three fresh meals daily for our residents to enjoy.

Abbeyfield Irvine runs on a three-week menu rota which has been created and put together by members of our in-house trained nutritionist colleagues to ensure our residents have plenty of food variety and are given a healthy balanced nutritional diet.

As well as the everyday menus, we cater celebrated events such as Burns day, Australia Day, Diwalli, Christmas and many more events, offering our residents the opportunity to expand their taste buds and try new things.

Abbeyfield Irvine can cater for the individual if a resident family member or friend brings food into the house our chefs will happily prepare and cook the foods for your loved one.



Contact the house

01294 279019

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