Here at Birchwood Grange Care Home we love getting involved with our local community. So when the National Citizen Service (NCS) introduced themselves to us, we were delighted to invite them into our home to work on a project together. NCS is a three to four week experience for 15 – 17 year olds to help build…Read More
Birchwood Grange Care Home Harrow
Celebrating Our Diverse Elder Care Community
A Proudly Diverse Harrow Care Home
- Manager: Mark Bird
- Telephone: 020 8385 1115
- Features: Inspirational manager, total community involvement with accent on nature and world food
- Awards: Health Investor Care Provider of 2016 & LaingBuisson Residential Care Provider 2016
Birchwood Care Home on Preston Hill in Kenton, Harrow, is a thriving, multi-cultural home drawing residents of various cultural backgrounds from across north London. We are just a 5-minute walk from Preston Road tube station and close to the woods and open spaces of Fryent Country Park.
Our diversity is our strength, and our community is both strong and nourishing and the residents thrive on a high calibre of care and companionship. Birchwood Grange has well-grounded community links, and groups of all kinds come to visit us. Local schools, faith groups, voluntary organisations are all regularly coming through our doors. We see ourselves as an important part of our local community and our inclusive approach ensures that family members and friends are always kept informed and join in with us.
No one will forget the experience when approaching the home and seeing the amazing decorative and ornamental flowers and animals, all of which are the inspiration of Mark Bird, our energetic and popular Home Manager. He brings that ‘je ne sais quoi’ to Birchwood Grange with his inspired leadership and enthusiasm and it’s worth a visit just to meet up with him and hear about the home and the outstanding care he and his team provide.
To see what we get up to you might want to view our dedicated Facebook that is kept updated with all the activities and goings on in the home, or call our friendly manager, Mark Bird on 020 8385 1115.
Don’t Just Sit There!
Taking inspiration from our dynamic manager, our Activity Coordinators see to it that there is never a dull moment in our home and actively encourage everyone to be as in involved with life as they can be. Just have a look at our Facebook page to bear this out. If you were a resident here, you would be spoiled for choice. What would you choose?
• Serenity Tepee
• Lounge Garden
• Picnic Area
• Sensory Room
• Herb Garden
• Table Tennis Room
I’d go for all of them myself, but whatever the choice (and it’s a hard one) you can rest assured that the residents’ improved well-being is the yardstick by which we judge our success. Our programme of events is open to all relatives,and in fact our residents’ and relatives’ committee plays an active part in guiding the development of home life. And there is plenty going on outside the home too. Residents go up to London, to the local cafés and even make friends with the local firemen at the friendly neighbourhood fire station.
Latest Birchwood Grange stories
Birchwood Grange Care Home in Harrow is always full of fun, laughter and fantastic activities each day thanks to our dedicated team of staff. One particular individual, Helen Abbott, our talented and enthusiastic Well-being and Activities Co-ordinator, shone at the recent finals of the Great London Care Awards, stepping up to receive the 2017 Care…Read More
Well it looks like Birchwood Grange has done it again. This time they have managed to make Carehome.co.uk’s Top 20 list of care homes for the Greater London area in 2017 by attracting the verified testimonials of residents, family and friends…..and lots of them by the sounds of it! Carehome.co.uk is our industry’s leading review…Read More
Birchwood Grange Care Home in Kenton, Harrow is delighted to have received an overall rating of ‘Good’ from the care industries regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The recent unannounced inspection marked the home as ‘Outstanding’ in the category for Care, and Good in the remaining four categories for Safety, Effectiveness, Responsiveness and Leadership. Birchwood…Read More
Our very own Emilia from Birchwood Grange contributed to this small video project that Avery Healthcare were proud to support. The video captures the thoughts, and celebrates the lives of three centenarians. The video is both thoughtful and uplifting but dont take our word for it…watch it for yourself.Watch the video
So residents and the management team at Birchwood Grange have been a little busy recently. The home has always been innovative in its approach to managing dementia and they have their own unique way of doing things, led as they are by Mark Bird and his boundless energy and ideas. So with the help of…Read More
Last week at Birchwood Grange, one of Avery Healthcare’s Care Homes, had an array of special guests visit the home in anticipation of World Alzheimer’s Day on the 21st September. BBC Radio 4 presenter, Rob Bonnet, recorded some interviews with our residents Annie and Roger, Home Manager Mark Bird, and Ian from the BAT Foundation…Read More
Birchwood Grange’s Community Link With Preston Manor VI Form Written by Alison Wilding, Director 6th Form Progression & Enhancement I was invited to visit Birchwood by Helen Abbott last Spring with a view to arranging VI Form volunteers to work with the Activities Team. I was able to visit all areas of the care home…Read More
Thanks to John Strowbridge, co-founder of Avery Healthcare whose keen eye caught this moment of dance euphoria.Read More
Thoughtful & Diverse Food
To reflect our vibrant mix of residents and backgrounds, we offer a range of dining experiences, from spices from the east, amazing vegetarian dishes to the more traditional roast beef dinners and the like. We particularly enjoy our meals that are themed around special or noteworthy events; sometimes we even go so far as to put on a wine and cheese tasting evening. We aim to make our mealtimes as varied and interesting as possible, all the while maintaining excellent quality and sound nutrition. After all, we are what we eat.
We enjoy growing our own herbs with help from our residents, as it gives that extra touch to the food, but we don’t stop there. Residents like to get involved in the food preparation themselves, and having their input helps our culinary team understand what makes a successful meal. We are always keen to welcome friends and family to see what we’ve been cooking up.
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