The month of February is often associated with the holiday that marks its midpoint – Valentine’s Day – and the extra day that marks its end in a Leap Year. In the spirit of these occasions, we’re delving into how compassion, companionship and connection are central to home care and the well-being of our community, and considering how home care can help make a difference in your loved one’s life.
As we all navigate the post-holiday season, many individuals experience a decline in mood commonly known as the “January blues.”
The importance of home care during the holiday season New statistics from Age UK show just how difficult and lonely this Christmas will be for older people in the UK. 2.3 million mature adults wish that they had someone to spend time with during Christmas time, and 1.6 million report Christmas Day to be theContinue reading “The importance of home care during the holiday season “
The weekend of November 11 marked the annual Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday memorial in the UK and Commonwealth. Birchwood Care Services joined the nation in honouring members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty during the First World War and beyond.
Protecting health and wellbeing in home care At Birchwood Care Services, the health and wellbeing of our clients is at the forefront of our service delivery. This is especially important for vulnerable members of our community such as the elderly or immunocompromised, who may be more susceptible to hygiene and health scares and require extraContinue reading “Protecting health and wellbeing in home care”
The Care Workers Charity (CWC) is an important industry body with the objective of supporting current and former care workers. As part of this mission, the CWC is running its annual Professional Care Workers Awareness Week for the sixth year this month.
Helping mature adults in the pursuit of joy Happiness is a funny thing. Like joy, it can be found and nurtured in many different ways, and often look or feel different for everyone. As a provider of care services, it’s a point of practice for the Birchwood Care Services team to also help clients withContinue reading “How care support can help find happiness later in life”
Good Care Month 2023: Honouring the Heart of Home Care As summer blooms across the UK this July, Birchwood Care Services joins the nation in celebrating the compassion and dedication that defines home care. Founded by the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, “Good Care Month” encourages the sector to take a moment to appreciate the heroesContinue reading “Good Care Month 2023: Honouring the Heart of Home Care “
Championing inclusivity and diversity in later life care Comfort, pride, and dignity are all fundamental parts of caregiving. At Birchwood Care Services, it is paramount that everyone feels comfortable and confident, from service providers to service receivers. Pride month has given us an opportunity to reflect on how we support our LGBTQ+ community and reinforceContinue reading “Championing inclusivity and diversity in later life care”
Don’t put off today what could empower your tomorrow Dementia Action Week serves as a powerful reminder that early intervention and proactive diagnosis are essential for individuals living with dementia. From May 12-16, the Alzheimer’s Society is running a campaign to encourage people to act on dementia and demystify common barriers to seeking a diagnosis. There hasContinue reading “Dementia Action Week”