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 […]

Which Assisted Living Arrangement is Ideal near Glencoe, MN- Roommate or Solo?

When planning on moving into assisted living, you’re going to be facing several choices. First of all, you’re going to want to choose an assisted living facility that is conveniently located for you. Maybe you want to remain close to friends. Maybe you’d prefer to live closer to some of your family members.

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.

What is Sleep Apnea and Should Assisted Living near Winsted MN Be Aware?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people throughout the country. There is no age limit for this condition, as young and old people alike can be afflicted by it. For the elderly individual who suffers from sleep apnea is moving into assisted living, or has already settled in, is this something that the administrative staff at the assisted living facility should know about?

Why Does My Father with Parkinson’s Not Understand I Can’t Provide Senior Care for Him near Brownton MN?

My father was one of those strong, fiercely independent people throughout a majority of his younger life. When he was fifty-five, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and while he seemed to remain strong, we didn’t take the diagnosis so well. My mother did her best to care for him, especially during the later years, but when she passed away last month, it left my father without a personal home careprovider

Activities to Do with Mom at Her New Assisted Living Residence near Cokato MN

The big move to an assisted living facility can take a toll on mom. Things she used to enjoy taking charge of at home, such as cooking, gardening, etc., are no longer her responsibility. This could leave her feeling empty and like a stranger in her new home. You can help mom adjust to assisted living by doing activities together.

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 […]

Preparing a Move to Assisted Living near Dassel MN: How to Downsize?

When it comes time for seniors to move into an assisted living facility, many are devastated at the thought of leaving their home. Even though the facility may be nice, it still means a significant loss of space. Preparing a move to assisted living involves the process of downsizing.