The difference between care homes and retirement villages

The difference between a care home and a retirement village As many adults enter the later stages of their life, they often need either extra care, help and support and want to be around those in a similar situation or position to them from an age and health perspective. Our country’s ageing population is increasingContinue reading “The difference between care homes and retirement villages”

Looking after our care home residents during Coronavirus

Looking after our care home residents during Coronavirus The current Covid-19 Pandemic has caused an enormous disruption to every day life, and has had significant ramifications for care homes in particular. Suddenly the way we look after our residents has changed dramatically and here at Birchwood House we have done everything we can to dealContinue reading “Looking after our care home residents during Coronavirus”

An Introduction to Claire – Deputy Manager of Birchwood House

An Introduction to Claire – Deputy Manager of Birchwood House I’ve worked in the care industry for 21 years.  I was recommended by a friend who also came for a job at Birchwood having worked together at another care home. I’ve now been here for 5 years and never looked back. My first impression ofContinue reading “An Introduction to Claire – Deputy Manager of Birchwood House”

Is A Care Home Or Assisted Living More Appropriate?

Is A Care Home Or Assisted Living More Appropriate? There are a number of signs to look out for in an elderly friend or relative that may signal to it being an appropriate time for additional care. There are many different options depending on each individual’s circumstance – including homecare (which our friends at Birchwood CareContinue reading “Is A Care Home Or Assisted Living More Appropriate?”