Birch House supports people with Asperger’s, autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, spina bifida and hydrocephalus, as well as speech impairments and behaviours that challenge. We also support those with moderate to profound and multiple learning disabilities.
The home is situated in Peterculter, also known as Culter, and is situated eight miles from Aberdeen and Banchory both of which offer a good selection of shops and leisure options. Nearby are the castles of Crathes and Balmoral, the latter being the royal residence of the Queen when she visits Scotland.
Birch House is a modern building that contains six single rooms, three en-suite rooms and two flats with their own lounge and kitchen. The bedrooms provide a high standard of accommodation for those who want privacy but also like the interaction that comes with shared facilities. Whatever room is chosen they are all very well adapted and can meet a wide variety of personal needs.
Our open-plan dining area and lounge allows for social interaction, whilst providing space for those residents who want to be by themselves. The sensory garden provides a relaxing external environment that helps residents to relax and take a step back from the main activities of Birch House.
Our care team is on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year and staff are dedicated to delivering care with kindness.
To ensure we continue to provide the best standards of care and support to our residents, we recruit and train only the best staff.
Whilst they receive a variety of on-going training to ensure their skills remain up-to-date, the dedication and skills of the care team make it a home in which to live life to the full.
At Birch House we want our residents to live a full and varied life. We have an excellent relationship with Create Aberdeen and our residents attend their weekday activity sessions. We welcome a range of visitors into Birch House who both entertain and motivate our residents. They include: The Puppet Gang; an Elvis impersonator; a karaoke host, Music for Hospitals and the Cat’s Pyjamas.
Residents celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, on which the whole house gets involved. Birch House hosts events for Halloween and Christmas; which includes fancy dress costumes and decorating the house up.
There is a wide range of group activities that residents can choose to take part in including baking and cookery, plus creative arts and crafts. We also ensure that residents spend time on personal interests in one-to-one sessions.
Residents enjoy getting out in the local community by going for walks, shopping, seeing a movie at the cinema and attending college.
All residents have access to the services of a hairdresser, reflexologist and physiotherapist; this is to help them achieve a positive balance between having an active life and the need to relax.
Everything we do at Birch House is focused on the needs and wishes of our residents. All residents have very detailed support plans, including their likes and dislikes. Team members refer to these plans on a regular basis because it ensures we meet the needs of the individual at all times.
Activities are chosen by following the same process. An individual’s likes and dislikes are made known and slowly new activities are trialled and either added or removed from their plan.
Birch House provides meals of a high standard and we are proud to prepare them onsite by our well-trained team using fresh produce from local suppliers and retailers. We provide a flexible menu that can be adapted to different needs and tastes.
If you would like more information about our care home or have any questions, please feel free to contact us either via the yellow ‘view phone number’ button above or the yellow ‘contact us’ button below.
We would be delighted to offer you advice or arrange an informal visit to our care home so you can meet our residents and team and see first-hand the excellent services and facilities we have to offer.