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55 Alexandra Road


Profile Strength
Very Good 84%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Gavin Trerise is The 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.

Take a tour of Birch Abbey, part of the Dovehaven family of care homes.
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 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.

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)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age

Admission Category Support For
Profession Masons, Retired Actors, Retired Advertising Executives, Retired Civil Service, Retired Clergy, Retired Entertainers, Retired Medical, Retired Military, Retired Musicians, Retired Police, Retired Professionals, Retired Teachers.
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Catholic, Judaism, Methodist.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
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.

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Our Photos


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
Telephone Point.

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
Gavin Trerise
Gavin Trerise
The Home Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £875.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £875.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Sefton
Region North West
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

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More
Report Published 5th February 2021
Registration Date 7th July 2018
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 and Respite care.
Birch Abbey has 60 rooms.
Birch Abbey is owned by Dovehaven Care Homes.
No. Birch Abbey does not 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.
Gavin Trerise is the manager of Birch Abbey.

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