2017 Christmas Party with Our Valued Birchwood House Employees

A special thanks to our dedicated employees who go above and beyond everyday to make our Birchwood House residents and family members  feel welcome and happy. 

Open House at the Birchwood House (Fun, Music & Food)

Our first outdoor Open House picnic event brought people from in and around Hutchinson, MN., to enjoy a variety of tunes from the Jim’s Brewers band. Many of those at the Open House were Parkinson’s Support Group members who remained after their monthly 4th Wed of the month 2:00 pm meeting to enjoy music and […]

Hutchinson MN Parkinson’s Support Group Meets at the Birchwood House

The Hutchinson, MN Parkinson’s Support Group meeting is held regularly at 2:00 pm on the last Wednesday of every month at the Birchwood House. This past meeting on July 30th included an Education Session with guest speaker MS. Rose Wichman, PT and Manager at he Struther’s Center in Golden Valley who presented on Treatment Options […]

Is It Time for Your Loved One to Move to Assisted Living in Hutchinson MN?

After your last visit with your mom, you left reluctantly with an uneasy, concerned feeling. Things were not as she had indicated on the phone. You know the thought of leaving her home will be devastating but you feel it will be the safest and healthiest option for your loved one. There are signs that a family member or caregiver can look for to tell if it is time for your loved one to move to assisted living.

Matter of Balance Training – Birchwood House

Matter of Balance Training is scheduled for May 12th and May 19th at the Birchwood House for 5 members (Therapists, RN’s and HHA’s) of Prairie River Home Care who will participate in a two day Train the Trainer program to become Matter of Balance Leaders. After completion of this initial Train the Trainer program, the […]

Helping Your Loved One Understand that Assisted Living in Hutchinson MN is just a New Beginning!

Getting to the stage in life when a loved one has to leave the comfort of the home they have known most of their life can be stressful and feel like the end of the world to some seniors. There are ways to make the process easier for your loved one and help them cope with the move to assisted living.

Assisted Living: How an Assisted Living Facility in Hutchinson MN Can Help Your Senior Stay Healthy!

As your elderly loved one starts to see their health declining, and they are not able to do the things that they were once able to, they may start to feel depressed. With all of the things weighing them down, it can be difficult to convince them that they must stay active and healthy. Assisted living can help your elderly loved one stay healthy for many years by helping them follow some of the simple health guidelines listed below.

Family Caregivers and Others Who Care Deeply About Their Loved Ones

There is a wonderful book available that was written by Ms. Susan Gangsei called “The Light in the Middle of the Tunnel”.  The book was written as a tribute to the many caregivers who shared their personal stories with Susan about caring for their family member or loved one who had the serious disease conditions […]

Closer to You or Closer to Their Friends: Assisted Living in Chaska MN : Considerations

One of the biggest questions that some families face when they are trying to determine the best-assisted living facility for an elderly loved one is location. When it comes to assisted living, there are plenty of places to choose from across the country. Almost in every county, and every community you’re going to find plenty of assisted living facilities.

Prairie River Participates in Huntington’s Disease Support Walks

Team Prairie River Home Care was involved in the MN Huntington’s Disease Society Association (HDSA) Team Walk on Saturday June 15th at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.  The goal of this walk was to raise $5,000 for Huntington’s research and show support for those affected and their families.  There were several different information stations along the $5,000 […]