Birch House Care Home

9 - 12 Brighton Court
Brighton Place
Peterculter
Aberdeenshire
AB14 0UG

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Tel: 01224 734400

Care Provider: Sanctuary Care (Wellcare) 2 Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Residential.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Not Yet Rated
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Meet The Manager

Patricia Hutchison is Care Home Manager at Birch House Care Home.

The home is in a picturesque area of Peterculter. The location gives residents the best of both worlds, because the countryside is on our doorstep, but the home is also only eight miles from Aberdeen city centre.  

With just eight residents, ranging in age from 45 to 75, the care home really does feel like an extended family. Many of the staff have been at the home for years, with deputy manager Lynne Hunter having worked here for 18 years! These familiar faces give comfort and peace of mind to our residents and their loved ones, many of whom are elderly parents.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Palliative.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Minimum Age
18

Our Building and Facilities

Birch House is a modern purpose-built home situated in a quiet residential area of Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

It is registered as a care home to provide care for up to eight adults with learning disabilities. The service
comprises of two separate flats with single bedrooms, complete with en suite, lounge and kitchen. The main flat has six bedrooms all with washing facilities and communal bathrooms. There is a lounge/diner and kitchen in the main flat. There is also a communal sensory garden to the back of the home for everyone to enjoy.



Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Charity

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Minibus.

Our Garden
Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Communal Patio.

Brochures
zSanctuary Care Brochure - July 2018.pdf

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Description

The service comprises of two separate flats with single bedrooms, complete with en suite, lounge and kitchen. The main flat has six bedrooms all with washing facilities and communal bathrooms.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 8

Type Of Room
Single Room, Flat.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm.

Our Photos
Description

With just eight residents, ranging in age from 45 to 75, the care home really does feel like an extended family. Many of the staff have been at the home for years, with deputy manager Lynne Hunter having worked here for 18 years! These familiar faces give comfort and peace of mind to our residents and their loved ones, many of whom are elderly parents. 


The Importance Of Meal Times

Forget everything you think you might know about care home food (conjuring up images of school-like dinners and over-boiled vegetables!)

At Sanctuary Care we recognise meal times have always been a focus for residents in our homes which is why we invest in fantastic chefs and catering staff who can deliver delicious, nutritious menus and create an enjoyable dining experience for our residents. Some of our residents enjoy getting involved in the preparation and serving of food!

We encourage meal-times where residents can eat together and socialise in a relaxing environment but understand that residents may wish to enjoy food when they and where choose to have it.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

Menu
EXAMPLE MENUS.pdf
Activities Are So Important

The team at Birch House is passionate about doing everything we possibly can to enrich our residents’ lives with activities and experiences that make them feel fulfilled and happy. Their interests and the things they like to spend their time doing vary as widely as their needs. From watching magicians and musicians to handling owls, snakes and spiders, our residents are often really brave about trying new and adventurous things.

We have some exciting ideas planned for the future, including rides in horse drawn carriages and even beach buggies, which will be amazing for our residents as many of them are in wheelchairs.

The team at Birch House supports the residents to be actively involved in the community outside their care home. With our own minibus, trips to SensationALL in Aberdeen give them the opportunity to socialise with people from other care homes in the area and try new activities. We also work closely with Create Aberdeen, which provides arts and performance activities specifically aimed at people with additional support needs and learning disabilities.

With the help of the team at Birch House, one of our residents enjoys regular work placements in a bakery which has been set up especially for people with learning disabilities. Other residents have successfully completed adult education courses. Doing things like this is wonderful for their self-esteem and confidence.

Some of the residents really enjoy visits from a therapist who comes to the care home each week for one-to-one Reiki and reflexology sessions.  As some of our residents have very complex physical needs, these sessions are really beneficial for their wellbeing. There is also a state-of-the-art snoezelen room at the home, which is a relaxing space for residents to experience multi-sensory stimulation with special lighting effects, sounds and tactile equipment.

Outside the home many of the residents like to spend time in the patio gardens, which are a really tranquil space filled with bright colours, beautiful flowers and aromatic herbs, which are all wonderful for stimulating the senses.


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Activities At Home
Excursions, Birthday Celebrations.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

9 - 12 Brighton Court
Brighton Place
Peterculter
Aberdeenshire
AB14 0UG

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Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby, Car Park on-site, Ferry.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

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