The Most Scrumptious Chocolate Pear Pudding

The Most Scrumptious Chocolate Pear Pudding Our delicious Chocolate Pear Pudding recipe is a delightful indulgence. It is a perfect blend of rich cocoa and juicy pears that will enchant your taste buds with every spoonful. Ingredients 200g butter, plus extra for greasing 300g golden caster sugar 4 large eggs 75g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 410g can pear halves inContinue reading “The Most Scrumptious Chocolate Pear Pudding”

Why is continence care important for care homes

Why is continence care important for care homes Continence care can become more relevant with age as incontinence is something that many people experience as they grow older. While this can be a cause of embarrassment for residents, our friendly and experienced team are trained to understand why this happens, and how to best help residentsContinue reading “Why is continence care important for care homes”

Bringing festive joy into our care home

Bringing festive joy into our care home As November transitioned into December, the Birchwood House team continued to create a warm and festive home environment for residents. At a time of year when people and communities come together and connect over the holiday season, we have been especially focused on helping our residents feel engagedContinue reading “Bringing festive joy into our care home”

Introducing our new lifestyle lead: Elizabeth Penman-Green

Introducing our new Lifestyle Lead: Elizabeth Penman-Green Elizabeth, known as Lizzie, brings a fun, enthusiastic energy and a wide smile to the team. As Lifestyle Lead, her role includes planning activities to help Birchwood House residents live the best day-to-day experience – one of her favourite sayings is “don’t count the days, make the daysContinue reading “Introducing our new lifestyle lead: Elizabeth Penman-Green”

Pasta Bolognese with Rocket and Parmesan

Pasta Bolognese with Rocket and Parmesan Delicious and bursting with nutritious ingredients, this month, chef John Anthony has cooked up a warm and hearty dish of pasta bolognese served with rocket and parmesan. It smelled delicious, looked delicious, and judging by all the empty plates at the end of it, tasted delicious too! Read onContinue reading “Pasta Bolognese with Rocket and Parmesan”

Living with the seasons in care homes

Living with the seasons in care homes Care homes play a vital role in helping residents to experience the beauty and benefits of every season. By understanding the impact of each unique season on residents’ health and wellbeing and implementing thoughtful strategies, we can create a warm and nurturing environment that enhances their quality ofContinue reading “Living with the seasons in care homes”

Proactive fall prevention in care homes

Proactive fall prevention in care homes  For mature adults, small accidents like tripping on carpet or slipping in the shower can have a much bigger impact. Falls can lead to broken bones and incur serious or long-term health problems. The NHS report that one third of people over 65 – and half of people overContinue reading “Proactive fall prevention in care homes”

Poached Pears in Red Wine

Poached Pears in Red Wine Perfectly poached pears, served in the finest of red wine, Chef John Anthony has served yet another French delight to our residents at Birchwood House. Inspired by BBC Good Foods, you can follow the recipe below to recreate this culinary delight yourself. Ingredients 1 vanilla pod 1 bottle red wineContinue reading “Poached Pears in Red Wine”

Celebrating Good Care Month at Birchwood House

Celebrating Good Care Month at Birchwood House “Good Care Month” encourages the care community to take a moment to appreciate the heroes behind community care and wellbeing. It was founded by the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association and is a great reminder of the compassionate people whose work sits at the heart of Birchwood House. TheContinue reading “Celebrating Good Care Month at Birchwood House”

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