Tips for keeping the elderly safe during extreme heat

Tips for keeping the elderly safe during extreme heat 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.   And after staying at homeContinue reading “Tips for keeping the elderly safe during extreme heat”

An unprecedented year in the life of a care home

Reflections on an unprecedented year in the life of a care home 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. As the daylight hours get shorter and the outside temperaturesContinue reading “An unprecedented year in the life of a care home”

Harvest Hoedown extravaganza

Birchwood House hosts Harvest Hoedown extravaganza 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. Birchwood House has been locked down since before the start of the pandemic to keep residents safe. The Hoedown was arrangedContinue reading “Harvest Hoedown extravaganza”

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words 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. As well asContinue reading “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”

What’s The Difference Between Assisted Living and Homecare?

What’s The Difference Between Assisted Living and Homecare? This 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 homecareContinue reading “What’s The Difference Between Assisted Living and Homecare?”

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