Many of our clients want to live independently in their own home for as long as they can. It is for this reason they choose us as the home care service we provide in and around the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks areas helps facilitate this.
Here in Britain, we are simply not used to high temperatures we sometimes experience during the summer – and while heatwaves are enjoyable for some, for the elderly they can be especially dangerous – often because we are not prepared.
Owner of Birchwood House and Care Services, Niral Patel, provides his personal reflections on the last 9 months of 2020 and how he continues to be optimistic in the run up to Christmas.
Birchwood House enjoyed a socially-distanced harvest festival in its grounds on Wednesday 9th September, for all staff and residents. Sealed food was donated to benefit the local community.
We have absolutely fantastic staff here at Birchwood Care Services. Our staff develop a close relationship with our clients and find their jobs extremely satisfying and rewarding. If you are looking at a career in home care but don’t know where to start then hopefully this article gives some more insight!
For the elderly living at home alone, our home care service can offer invaluable support but they can also have periods of loneliness. We have spoken previously about how to stay living independently at home for longer, but one key area is keeping happy! So here are some tips for the elderly to stay happy!
e have spoken before about top tips for fall proofing your home and this really can have a significant impact as falls will often be a key contributor to needing more round the clock care as they can have serious implications for the elderly depending on the severity.
I’ve worked in the industry for 25 years and have been at Birchwood for over 10 years.
We know that, in general, exercising our creative inner selves enhances quality of life and nurtures overall well-being but studies in art therapy confirm that creative, artistic pursuits can provide older adults especially with multiple benefits, having a positive effect on the mind, soul – even the body.
is a question we’re often asked and let’s face it, finding the right care for an elderly loved one can be an emotional and stressful process. Getting it right is absolutely crucial, so it’s important to start by recognising the differences between assisted living and home care services which is something we offer here at Birchwood Care Services.