Sing-a-long lunch date for Birch Green

We were recently welcomed back to the local Toby Carvery for the popular Helping Hands lunch get together.

 

Residents took the opportunity to meet up with old friends and also made some new ones.

 

After a delicious, warming stew followed by chocolate cake and cream we had a singalong with George.

 

Lots of dancing and plenty of fun was had before we made our way back home, we do really enjoy these lunches and we always look forward to the next one.


  

To view more photos on our Facebook page click HERE


 

We’re back! Children return to Birch Green Care Home

Excited smiles lit up the faces of our residents when the children from St James’ Primary School returned back to Birch Green Care Home.

Following their previous visit, a friendship has formed between residents and the schoolchildren who couldn’t wait to get back to see us.  

Heidi made a card for Vincent which read ‘you are a good singer’ and he couldn’t have been happier to receive it.  

Gill Seddon, Activities co-ordinator at Birch Green, said: “We had another fun filled day with the children and they greeted us, saying: ‘we’re back’. They ran in so excited to see everyone. 

“It’s such a therapeutic and beneficial experience for everyone involved. The children and the residents thoroughly enjoy themselves and are all tired out once the visit is over.”   

Year One teacher, Shelley Lee, said: “We made cards together in readiness for give a friend a card day next week and Heidi wanted to make one for Vincent as she loves his singing and for Mo because she makes her laugh with her glove puppet.”

 


 

To view a short video of the visit click HERE

To view more photographs of St. James visiting Birch Green Care Home  on our Facebook page click HERE


 

Care home links up with surgery

Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale has committed to a new collaborative working scheme with a local GP surgery to enhance the services it offers.

 

The scheme means that residents at Birch Green receive regular visits from nurses and doctors as part of the enhanced care home scheme with Beacon Primary Care practice which covers the area.

 

The partnership includes regular case reviews and "ward rounds" by senior clinicians to review care, joint training and update sessions which all helps to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and address current problems.

 

Vicky Sudworth, General Manager of Birch Green, said: “Care of the elderly can be complex and this scheme means we have regular checks from qualified clinicians which can prevent an admission to hospital being necessary and provide a wider care service with qualified clinical support when we need it.”

 

The GP surgery has full electronic access to medical records at Birch Green which makes its network available with the surgery providing IT hardware. This means safer prescribing, no paperwork, instant access to results and less lost information.

 

Other features of the service being planned include video consultation, shared roles between the practice and care homes, online medical record access and wider integration and real time advice with hospital specialists, mental health team and social services.

 

Birch Green Care Home was recently assessed by representatives from Healthwatch Lancashire to gather the views of residents, staff and relatives on standards of care and services and gave it the highest rating of Green possible in its traffic light system.

 

It follows a rating from the industry assessors Care Quality Commission which awarded the home a ‘good’ rating, with inspectors making particular note of the commitment of staff.


 

Sensory room at Birch Green

Did you know that Birch Green Care Home has a great sensory and relaxation room?

It's an extremely popular location for our ladies and gentlemen, and occasionally staff team to go and relax together in tranquil surroundings. 

The sensory room is full of beautiful colours and you can listen to the rather calming sounds of the outdoors and nature.

There’s also plenty to do to help keep our residents fingers and minds stimulated.

If you would like to find out more about our sensory room please ask a member of our Lifestyle team.

 


  To view more photographs on our Facebook page click HERE


 

 

Venepuncture training for staff at Birch Green

Qualified nurses and a number of trainee assistant practitioners recently took part in a fully interactive venepuncture training session at Birch Green Care Home.

The procedure is most commonly used for the purpose of blood sampling and is widely performed by nursing and medical staff in a variety of areas such as clinical and diagnostic aid and in-patient management.

The training covered many different aspects including legal and professional considerations for venepuncture, the safe handling of sharps and safe systems of work incorporating infection control and looking at potential complications that could arise from venepuncture.

Mike Lakins, Head of Learning and Development for Springhill Care Group said: “All course attendees had the opportunity to put their theoretical learning into simulated practice.

“As with all clinical training a series of competencies are mandatory following the training day and only when all these are achieved and organisational guidelines and protocols are fully satisfied, will staff be deemed as fully competent.

“It is a rigorous process but one that was enjoyed by the course participants.”


 

Opt-in to receive our care group newsletters & communications

Contact Us

Contact: Victoria Sudworth, Registered Manager

Birch Green Care Home
Ivydale, Birch Green
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 6RS

Tel: 01695 50916
Fax: 01695 51301
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call Us: 01695 50916

JOIN US

Care Homes & Services

 

Click HERE for Birch Green Care Home’s individual survey results on yourcarerating.org


 

Review us HERE on carehome.co.uk  


 


 

 

Cookies help us improve our website and make them more user friendly, so you get a better experience. For the full details please read our Cookie Policy. You ok with our use of cookies? To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive plugin by www.channeldigital.co.uk