Self care and wellbeing at Birchwood House

Self care and wellbeing at Birchwood House ‘Self care’ is a buzzword that is frequently used today, especially amongst many millennials. But what does it mean, how does it apply to elderly people – and how do we approach it here at Birchwood House? According to World Health Organisation (WHO), self care is “what people do forContinue reading “Self care and wellbeing at Birchwood House”

Caring for residents with dementia

Caring for residents with dementia Dementia is the leading cause of disability and dependency among the elderly.  Globally, the numbers of people living with dementia will increase from 50 million, in 2018, to 152 million in 2050. That’s an increase of 204%. Dementia is a collective name for progressive brain syndromes – there are over 100, including includeContinue reading “Caring for residents with dementia”

Healthy eating and nutrition at Birchwood House

Healthy eating and nutrition at Birchwood House At Birchwood House, we understand that good nutrition plays a vital, protective role in a number of age-related conditions including cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline and can help to protect oral and dental health, and bone and joint health in later life. We also know that it’s notContinue reading “Healthy eating and nutrition at Birchwood House”

When is it time to think about a care home for loved ones?

When is it time to think about a care home for loved ones? Watching loved ones struggle with the effects of old age can be devastating. While we can help by offering informal care in the home – cooking meals, grocery shopping, and general housekeeping – the reality is that caring for an ageing parentContinue reading “When is it time to think about a care home for loved ones?”

What’s the difference between a care home and a nursing home

What’s the difference between a care home and a nursing home? Finding the right residential care home for an elderly loved one can be an emotional and stressful process; getting it right is crucial. Understanding the options available so you can find the best care is a good start, but it’s important to start byContinue reading “What’s the difference between a care home and a nursing home”

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