Your questions answered about a care assessment

We understand a lot of different terms are used within the industry when it comes to home assessments and what is involved at each stage. We’ve provided some frequently asked questions to guide you through the initial stages involved in finding a home care provider.  The care assessment is an important step and it canContinue reading “Your questions answered about a care assessment”

Meet Mary, Domestic Support Worker at Birchwood.

Enabling people to retain their independence and stay in their own home is one of the aims of Birchwood Care Services. The team do this by offering personalised support packages, which may include domestic support. Mary is one of our Domestic Support Workers and spends her time visiting clients at home and assisting with householdContinue reading “Meet Mary, Domestic Support Worker at Birchwood.”

Meet Bethany – Care Co-ordinator at Birchwood.

Every day is different and rewarding, says Care Co-ordinator and Relief Supervisor Bethany, who has worked for Birchwood Care Services for just over a year. Bethany is one of the team that supports clients to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. She liaises with clients and carers, and enjoys buildingContinue reading “Meet Bethany – Care Co-ordinator at Birchwood.”

The Power Of Aromatherapy For The Elderly

The Power Of Aromatherapy For The Elderly. Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plants or essential oils to promote wellbeing through scent and has been used for centuries – it’s also known to improve sleep and digestion, as well as reduce stress, pain levels, anxiety, and depression. Elderly people can benefit from using it asContinue reading “The Power Of Aromatherapy For The Elderly”

Meet Holly, Co-ordinator at Birchwood Care Services.

Holly is one of three Care Co-ordinators at Birchwood Care Services and enjoys being part of a small team. She has worked for Birchwood Care for nearly four years alongside Manager Wendy and fellow co-ordinator, Beth. Most days Holly is in the office, but when she does go out in the community she says, “itContinue reading “Meet Holly, Co-ordinator at Birchwood Care Services.”

The benefits of using the internet and modern technology.

Since the arrival of Covid-19 and having to live through lockdown in the last 12 months, the reliance on the internet and technology has massively increased and become the norm. Staying in touch with friends and family using communication platforms like Zoom and Facetime has seen huge adoption, fast-tracking their way into our everyday lives.Continue reading “The benefits of using the internet and modern technology.”

What care options are available for those in later life?

Families going through the emotional stress of placing a spouse or relative into care, often tell us they find the terminology confusing so this blog aims to help explain the different types of care available. Understandably, most elderly people want to live independently in their own home for as long as they can. But manyContinue reading “What care options are available for those in later life?”

The skills and attributes you need to be a good carer

The skills and attributes needed to support others. Whether you’re looking for a good care provider or thinking of starting a career in care, it’s important to remember caring is all about people. As everyday humans, a carer needs to have a number of skills and attributes over and above those that can be learntContinue reading “The skills and attributes you need to be a good carer”

Birchwood Smiles helps residents and homecare clients

Maintaining well-being and trust between our staff, residents and clients. We’re delighted to kick off a new initiative to show the smiling faces of our staff behind their masks to help our residents and clients recognise their support and maintain positivity. Aptly named Birchwood Smiles, every team member will be wearing a lanyard around theirContinue reading “Birchwood Smiles helps residents and homecare clients”

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