Cruz Garza – Director of Nutritional Services and Part Time Business Office Assistant.

I started working at Birchwood in January of 2003 and enjoy being part of the Birchwood team.  Creating new menu options for the residents and giving them new menu choices is sometimes a challenge but at the same time is a positive experience.  Spending mornings in the Business office helping the residents with their money and processing payables adds variety to my workday. You can contact me at with any questions or concerns.

Vicki Skarin, RDN – Dietitian

I’ve been a consultant dietitian at Birchwood since 1991.  Birchwood is a great place to work because of the dedication to quality service for our residents and their families.  I enjoy helping learn more about healthy food choices and the positive impact that has on their lives.  When I’m not working I like to read, cook and work in my garden. You can contact me at with any questions or concerns.


At Birchwood Care Home, we realize that good nutrition is important for good health. Menus and snacks are planned under the direction of a registered dietitian. Our dietary staff is pleased to accommodate special needs for therapeutic diets or personal preferences. Attractive, nutritionally balanced meals are served cafeteria style three times a day in the dining room. Dietary staff demonstrates their creativity by preparing special meals for holidays as well as for theme parties and ethnic dinners that are held throughout the year.

Your family is invited to dine with you at any time. Arrangements can be made with the dietary department.