Birch Abbey

Offering the warmest welcome to Birch Abbey care home, providing expert dementia care in the heart of Southport.

Our home is a well designed, purpose built home for those living with dementia who require residential care or nursing care. Providing continuity of care, our residents are able to settle into a true 'forever home'.


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Welcome to Birch Abbey

Birch Abbey care home is proud to provide the very best dementia care, Southport has to offer. We are able to care for 60 residents living with memory loss diseases such as dementia, who have residential and nursing care needs.

The home is thoughtfully designed and purpose built, arranged over 4 floors. Well established in the local area, our reputation for excellence brings many new residents from our local southport community and beyond.

Birch Abbey has large communal spaces on the ground floor. Lounges and dedicated dining rooms can be found on each floor of the home. With access to the patio, our bar is well used for social occasions and family visits, the library is a quieter area and the small tv lounge is decorated just as it would be at home.

Aiding in our innovative approach to dementia care in Southport, Birch Abbey is fitted with many recreational spaces such as a cafe, salon and shop. Visiting these spaces is integral to our person centred approach to dementia care.

All bedrooms are large, ensuite and beautifully decorated. We encourage our residents to personalise their own bedrooms, bringing items and belongings, to ensure that their rooms feel just like home.

The gardens are a real feature, hidden away at the back of the home there are large, well maintained gardens which area accessible for all.

The health, well-being and happiness of our residents, is always our number one priority. We provide care which ensures that residents feel as if they are in their own home. Familiar faces and familiar routine are key to this.

Offering both dementia residential and nursing care enables us to care for residents however their health and wellbeing might change.

All of our residents benefit from their own care plan, tailored specifically for them and their needs. Working closely with the resident and those that know them best, we want to learn as much about the individuals as possible. This allows us to build their care around not only their health needs, but their personal preferences, lifestyles and routines. Everything we do with and for a resident, is driven by this person centred approach to care.

Care can be provided on a one to one basis for those who require that extra personal support. The team members who deliver such care become to understand that residents needs and wishes very well.

The respite care we provide is ideal for those looking for extra care and support in a relaxing and homely environment - whether its following a recent illness, or to have a 'holiday stay' while a carer has a break. If you are considering a respite stay for someone you care for, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our professional and dedicated team share a passion for caring for people living with dementia and ensure their needs are met to the full.

All at Birch Abbey are trained in dementia awareness and person-centred care, with each member of our care team possessing the necessary skills and qualities to ensure that the delivery of care for those living with dementia, is kind and appropriate for the individual.

Dovehaven has a robust induction and ongoing training and development programme, to ensure all our colleagues have the skills and knowledge they need to provide care with confidence. Of course, our Home Manager and our Deputy Manager are always on hand to give support and advice to team members and family members alike.

The team at Birch Abbey are dedicated to ensuring that the home is a kind and safe place for residents to live. It is the staff that create a real 'family feel' to the home, with humour and conversation.

Residents at Birch Abbey have a variety of options at meal times, from the food that is on offer to where they wish to enjoy their meals.

Each floor of the home has a dedicated dining room, that residents can become familiar and comfortable with. Sharing meal times together is very much reminiscent of ‘family’ mealtimes, encouraging residents to feel settled and comfortable enough to enjoy their meals to the fullest.

The daily menu at Birch Abbey offers a variety of delicious, home cooked dishes. From breakfast and lunch to afternoon tea and dinner, our experienced chef ensures the menu is varied, seasonal and reflects residents preferences at all times.

At Birch Abbey, we understand the importance of nutrition for our residents with dementia. We offer a variety of tempting and easy-to-eat menu choices, ensuring all residents receive the nutrients they need.

Of course, there is a choice of refreshments available to residents, at all times. It is widely understood that it is as important for our residents who require dementia care, to drink enough fluid as well as to eat well.

At Birch Abbey we are able to care for those requiring dementia residential care or dementia nursing care.

Following a financial assessment should it be agreed that a placement would be funded by the local authority, we can confirm that the top up amount to the fees rate would be from £121 per week.

For those residents funding their own weekly fees the fee rates are from £1535 per week for dementia care.

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Birch Abbey, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD

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What people say

I am extremely satisfied with the overall decision I made to place my 90-year-old mother at Birch Abbey.
My number 1 priority was safety and that requisite has exceeded my expectations. The staff are excellent and we have a good relationship with them.

T H (Son of Resident)

My wife has been in Birch Abbey 2 yrs and 3 months. The manager and staff have been excellent.

B P (Husband of Resident)

I am extremely happy with the care my mother receives at Birch Abbey. The caregivers are thoughtful, kind and supportive with my mum and our family. When mum came to Birch Abbey, she didn’t want to be in a care home, so she was angry and argumentative with the staff. Now, mum is happy, calm and loving towards the staff and us. I would like to thank all the staff at Birch Abbey.

Rita J (Daughter of Resident)

Our mum chose well! My first visit was welcoming, warm and sincere. Staff are caring, patient, kind, they tick all the boxes!

S C (Daughter of Resident)

My husband’s social worker wanted me to visit you and my first impression was very good! I was so pleased for him to move there! Everyone has been so kind to our family and I feel at peace that he is being well looked after and he is happy. I know he is! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

S C (Wife of Resident)