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”

Win a harvest vegetable hamper

Would you like to be a winner? We’re giving away a Harvest Vegetable Hamper with the October issue of Birchwood Care. We get all our fresh fruit and vegetables from Pembury Greengrocers in Pembury, so we have partnered with our local supplier to offer you this great prize. Harvest festivals are traditionally held to celebrateContinue reading “Win a harvest vegetable hamper”

Forget a siesta as residents fiesta Mexican style

Residents at Birchwood House joined in the fun Last week we held a Mexican-themed party, complete with sombreros, ponchos and a live mariachi band for the residents and staff.   Residents and staff went ‘loco’ in true Mexican style and joined in with the fun with themed party games, food, and drinks on offer to all.   The beautiful gardens ofContinue reading “Forget a siesta as residents fiesta Mexican style”

Looking after historic Birchwood House is Ian’s role

After 30 years in the building industry, Ian can turn his hand to many types of work. Which is a good job as he is in charge of our maintenance at Birchwood House. Ian gets called upon to sort out plumbing, electrics and also does decorating and many other jobs that are needed to keepContinue reading “Looking after historic Birchwood House is Ian’s role”

Respite care for the elderly and how it supports the carer

A quick reference guide to respite care 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.Continue reading “Respite care for the elderly and how it supports the carer”

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”