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The Beeches Residential Care Home in Birmingham

Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 5NJ
Dementia care
Residential care
Respite care

When you ask what makes this such a special care home, the resounding answer is always that the residents have direct involvement in every single aspect of life here. No decision is made without their input and this is embedded into the very culture of The Beeches.

Manager Michelle Pilgrim is passionate about supporting her residents to remain as independent as they can be. This means enabling them to make the choices they would have had before moving from their homes across Birmingham into a residential care home. When recruiting new staff some of the residents will sit on the interview panel, asking their own questions and ultimately helping to make the final decision.

Residents are involved in decisions about absolutely everything, from the colour scheme if parts of the home are being redecorated to new areas they would like to see created. Recently some of the residents said they would like a new area to take their loved ones and visitors, outside of the main lounge. With this in mind, a pop-up coffee shop was created, with comfortable seating and café style tables. There is a cake of the day which is freshly baked by the chef. Whether a coffee cake or a traditional Victoria sponge, the plate is always cleared! The residents also wanted a cinema room, so we have created a new area where they love to watch a movie matinee with popcorn!

Celebrating and respecting individuality

Respecting our residents as individuals is an essential part of life at The Beeches. One resident who is originally from the Caribbean was keen to see some traditional cuisine, which was an important part of their culture on the menu. Now the chef makes everything from goat curry to a spiced sweet bun served with cheese. This dish very quickly became a firm favourite with other residents across the home. Also very popular are dishes with yam and sweet potatoes.

Residents at The Beeches are very much involved in the menus. They review them on a monthly basis and the chef will make changes to reflect their preferences, ensuring alternative dishes are equal in nutritional value.

Sometimes the residents love to have fish and chips from a shop in Northfield, Birmingham. They like to eat it out of paper the way it should be, so our staff take time to individually wrap every single portion!

Outside the care home, there is a sensory garden which was created with the help of students from the National Citizen Service, who work with us annually on a special project to benefit the residents. The area has a fish pond, a vegetable patch where we are currently growing spring onions, carrots and potatoes, as well as beautiful flower beds which our residents and their loved ones maintain.

The families of our residents, both those receiving residential and dementia care, are very much part of The Beeches. They are encouraged to treat the home as they would have treated their parents’ home before they moved here. For example, they visit whenever they like, get involved in activities and every aspect of life in the home and most importantly, help themselves to a cup of tea and a slice of cake! They often join us for our quiz evenings, which can get very competitive, as well as our cheese and wine evenings.

Other popular visitors are student paramedics from Birmingham City University, who come to The Beeches for work experience placements. We even have toddlers from the local nursery in Northfield who come and teach our residents Spanish!

The home can also provide end of life care should that time come, meaning that someone who is in hospital is able to return to The Beeches. Our team work closely with local district nurses to ensure we are able to meet their changing needs at every step.

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Stories from the home

Exterior of The Beeches care home

Sensory garden

Our sensory garden was created for the benefit of our residents especially those living with dementia by the NCS.

Residents bedroom at The Beeches care home

Key features

Our home boasts en-suite bedrooms, a cinema room and café area.

Christmas cake

Tony's festive bake-off

Wow!  We came second in the Sanctuary Care Christmas cake competition thanks to Tony's baking skills.

Sanctuary Care residents making cakes

More cakes!

There's quite a theme of cake baking at The Beeches.  Not to mention all the other activities we take part in every day.

Facilities at this home

Accommodation

  • Cafe coffee shop
  • Cinema room
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Coffee mornings
  • Light exercise
  • Live entertainment
  • Movies
  • Quizzes

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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Address

Frankley Beeches Road
Northfield, Birmingham
West Midlands
B31 5NJ
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