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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Karen McGrady is Home Manager at Birch Abbey.

Birch Abbey is a special place, full of very special people. From the wonderful individuals and families who use our services to our remarkable, highly gifted, passionate and loving team members. Birch Abbey is a new style of care centre founded on our own vision for what people and what their families living with dementia really need.

It’s about supporting friends and family too, supporting everyone to get on with life as best as possible despite the challenges of our family’s health.

The key to this is creating new services and more flexible services from a single team. We are doing this by providing Dementia care, Dementia Nursing care and Dementia Palliative care in one place and all from our wonderful team.

Keeping faces familiar and building real relationships. Getting rid of the chopping and changing between different providers of different services and ensuring that if Birch Abbey becomes your home you will not need to move just because your needs change.

The other key element is that Birch Abbey services are available for short respite periods or on a longer residency basis. So all all options are available to meet your needs now and in the future.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter.
Nursing Specialisms Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We are complying with all government guidelines around safe visiting protocols to keep our residents and their families and friends safe. From testing to PPE, we have everything in place to ensure essential regular visits for all. 

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Covid-19 Emergency Support Framework
The regulatory body has assessed care providers on their ability to manage four key areas during the pandemic.  Click here to download their assessment.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Our care home has WiFi in some of our residents’ rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Our care home has mobile phone signal in some of our residents’ rooms.

Telephone for external calling

No, our care home does not provide a telephone in residents’ rooms.

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LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

Built over 3 floors, Birch Abbey boasts a spacious garden and has en-suite in all bedrooms

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Bistro, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Coffee Shop, Library, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Solar Panel Heating.

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All rooms at Birch Abbey are beautifully decorated and there are several bathrooms and toilets suitable for the residents needs on each floor. There is a lounge and dining room and a spacious garden

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities

Our Photos

Our qualified and experienced care staff are on hand 24 hours a day to provide a high standard of care and they are a highly trained and dedicated team who specialise in care of older people.

Our Team
Karen McGrady
Karen McGrady
Home Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £875.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £895.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £875.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Sefton
Region North West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our catering team are on hand every day to ensure that the nutritional requirements of all our residents are met, with all special diets catered for. Our chefs come and meet all our residents to discuss meal choices, likes and dislikes.

We Serve Food At
All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

As a part of your living arrangement, you will be supported with basic and physical activities of daily living to live as ordinary life as possible, suited to your abilities.

Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Flower Arranging, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park.

55 Alexandra Road

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 18th January 2021
Last rated 5th February 2021

5th February 2021

12th September 2019

Registration Date 7th July 2018
Service Provider Mark Jonathan Gilbert and Luke William Gilbert, PR9 0NB
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Birch Abbey

Birch Abbey was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in February 2021.
Birch Abbey provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Birch Abbey has 60 rooms.
Birch Abbey is owned by Dovehaven Care Homes.
Yes. Birch Abbey does offer Residential care.
Yes. Birch Abbey does offer Respite care.
Yes. Birch Abbey does provide care for people with Dementia.
Birch Abbey accepts Local Authority clients.
Karen McGrady is the manager of Birch Abbey.

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