Returning home after a stroke is a significant milestone in the recovery process. Once settled in familiar surroundings, patients still have quite a journey to travel before they arrive at a full recovery. The after-effects of a stroke can be severe and long-lasting, requiring care and patience.
Francis House Homecare provides after stroke care for Bedfordshire clients. Our trained carers offer rehabilitation support for people managing difficulties with a speech impairment, swallowing or loss of muscle control. Other after effects can include fatigue, memory loss, depression and difficulty with communication.
A stroke can happen at any age, which is why every after stroke care plan is tailored individually to our clients. For some people all that’s needed is a light-touch hourly care service. For older people on their own, live-in care may be necessary for a while. Whatever your individual needs, Francis House after stroke care can provide the ideal solution.
The goal of after stroke care at home is to support Bedfordshire clients and help them regain their independence. The professional care we provide is designed to manage anxiety and build confidence gradually. We carry out a risk assessments of the home environment, and monitor any changes required as recovery progresses.
We offer the a range of after stroke care services including:
Francis House is one of the leading providers of home care services in Bedfordshire, and we have a great reputation, built over 20 years.
We’re committed to person-centred care in all the work we do. This means that clients and their families are invited to collaborate in the creation of their care plan. Research into this approach shows that patients who have input in the management of their care demonstrate more confidence in their recovery, and experience a greater sense of well-being.
Our Care Quality Commission report recognises Francis House Homecare to be providers of a consistently good service. This demonstrates our commitment to taking our responsibilities as care givers seriously, and providing high quality personalised care for everyone we work with.
All the staff at Francis House Homecare complete mandatory initial training, and then ongoing supplementary courses throughout the year. Specialist training may include: managing challenging behaviour, stoma care, dementia, autism, PEG feeding. We also provide training for Positive Behaviour Support planning, and specific mental health conditions.