Birchwood House residents travel back to medieval times

Our residents and staff travelled back in time to enjoy a medieval themed summer party held within our 9 acres of picturesque, landscaped gardens on 30th June 2021. Staff pulled out all the stops to ensure our residents felt like they had stepped back in time for a unique and authentic experience. All team membersContinue reading “Birchwood House residents travel back to medieval times”

Choosing the right care home for a loved one

Finding the right care home for a loved one can be a stressful and challenging experience, and often one that people only do once or twice in their lifetime. The location of a care home is therefore critical for a number of reasons. Here we take you through some useful points to consider when choosingContinue reading “Choosing the right care home for a loved one”

Birchwood to host Summer Open Day in June

We are delighted to announce that Birchwood Care will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 26th June from 2 to 4pm. The Open Day will take place in our beautiful nine-acre gardens at Birchwood House in Speldhurst, on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells.  Birchwood Care is made up of our family-run residential house and ourContinue reading “Birchwood to host Summer Open Day in June”

Birchwood holds a fun-filled Mad Hatter’s tea party.

Bringing a sense of fun and magic for residents this Easter. The staff at Birchwood House held a quirky ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the residents of our Speldhurst care home, to bring a sense of fun and magic to all this Easter.  Following on from the success of the Winter Wonderland-themedContinue reading “Birchwood holds a fun-filled Mad Hatter’s tea party.”

Birchwood ‘a natural choice’ for Kathleen’s mum

Choosing a home for a loved one is a considered decision, but one that Kathleen Holmwood made with ease. Her mum, Eileen, had been using Birchwood Care Services, so when she needed further care Birchwood House was a natural choice. “Birchwood House is just so pleasant – both the staff and the surroundings,” said Kathleen.Continue reading “Birchwood ‘a natural choice’ for Kathleen’s mum”

The benefits of using the internet and modern technology

Since the arrival of Covid-19 and having to live through lockdown in the last 12 months, the reliance on the internet and technology has massively increased and become the norm. Staying in touch with friends and family using communication platforms like Zoom and Facetime has seen huge adoption, fast-tracking their way into our everyday lives.Continue reading “The benefits of using the internet and modern technology”

What care options are available for those in later life?

Families going through the emotional stress of placing a spouse or relative into care, often tell us they find the terminology confusing so this blog aims to help explain the different types of care available. Understandably, most elderly people want to live independently in their own home for as long as they can. But manyContinue reading “What care options are available for those in later life?”

The skills and attributes you need to be a good carer

The skills and attributes needed to be a good carer. Whether you’re looking for a good care provider or thinking of starting a career in care, it’s important to remember caring is all about people. As everyday humans, a carer needs to have a number of skills and attributes over and above those that canContinue reading “The skills and attributes you need to be a good carer”

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