Respite care for the elderly and how it supports the carer

Respite care is a short-term stay, often around one to two weeks, in a care home, such as Birchwood House, and is usually arranged to give a carer a holiday from their care-related duties.  These breaks can be planned or, in cases of emergency, unplanned or at short notice. This is particularly common when friends or family members are acting as a carer and allows them time to look after their own health and well-being.

Life as a Birchwood House Carer

As the UK population continues to age, care workers and care homes will continue to be in huge demand and we face significant challenges ensuring we are able to support a changing and ageing population to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Working at a care home involves a wide range of client care responsibilities – including washing, dressing and helping to providing emotional support or company, as well as helping elderly clients take part in leisure activities.

How Are We Dealing With Coronavirus at Birchwood House

The recent Covid-19 outbreak has caused many worldwide problems. Here at Birchwood House, the safety of our residents and staff is paramount. With the UK now moving into the delay phase of controlling the outbreak, we have taken the decision to, as a preventative measure, ask family members, visitors and friends to stop visiting the home until further notice.

Valentine’s Day At Birchwood House

Valentine’s Day At Birchwood House Here at Birchwood House, we love any excuse for a celebration and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Not only do we spend time putting up decorations and making the tables look special, Chef Pete also prepares a special meal and this year we’ll be enjoying a delicious feast of beef bourguignon withContinue reading “Valentine’s Day At Birchwood House”

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