Clients and their families often decide that arranging for care in the familiar environment of the home is preferable to the upheaval of moving to alternative accommodation. Recent research shows that 97% of older people would prefer to be cared for in their own home, and nearly three-quarters asked considered living independently to be important to them.
Francis House Homecare is often asked if remaining at home is a viable option for people requiring constant care. It most certainly is, and we have been offering 24-hour care at home in Bedfordshire for over a decade, now. With the support of our carers, our clients are able to maintain their independence whilst being professionally cared for.
24-hour care involves the support of a team of carers, and it’s an ideal solution for people who require regular attention at all hours of the day and night. With a trained carer on-hand, clients are safe from harm, and feel supported at all times. And clients’ families have peace of mind that their loved one is being professionally cared for at all times.
Francis House carers are professionals who are trained to deal with dementia, challenging behaviour, and complex mental health issues. They will monitor medications, symptoms, mood, sleep patterns and diet. Equally important. They provide conversation, companionship, shared activities, and regular outdoor exercise.
Francis House Homecare creates bespoke care packages designed to meet the needs of each individual client. We’ll begin by carrying out a care assessment, which includes a risk assessment, in order to determine the care package required.
24-hour care at home can also be used to provide a short-term respite care for family members or friends who are looking after a loved one full-time. Knowing that your loved one is receiving constant care and attention by a professional team means that you can enjoy your break and return re-energised.
Francis House 24-hour home care services are designed to support the safety and well-being of clients in their own home. All our services are provided by specialist carers who are trained and have the experience to be able to deliver care in the home environment.
Personal care and grooming
Help with getting ready for the day or retiring to bed
Care during the night
Laundry and cleaning tasks
Monitoring of nutritional intake
Specialist feeding through PEG
Social outings and companionship
The Care Quality Commission recognises the care delivered by Francis House to be of a consistently good quality. All our carers are trained and experienced, enabling them to deliver high-quality care for clients across Bedfordshire, based on empathy, compassion and respect.
Our specialist care workers receive ongoing training in dementia care, managing challenging behaviour, and complex mental health care.