Two thirds of people suffering with dementia in the UK are living at home, supported by family, friends and professional care services. It’s no longer the case that going into a residential home is the only option available to people with dementia. Rather than undergo the upheaval of a move into a care setting, many are choosing to stay in familiar surroundings with the support they need.
Francis House Homecare provides a range of care options for at home dementia care in Milton Keynes, supporting families who wish their loved ones to continue living independently.
We offer dementia sufferers support that is tailored to their needs. At Francis House Homecare we treat the person, rather than their symptoms and our experienced carers will combine conversation, activities, personal care, and light household duties.
Families often get in touch with Francis House Homecare when they feel that they need extra support. We understand how difficult it can be to introduce a professional carer into the family, and we’re always clear that we don’t want to take over. Our job is to support clients and their unpaid carers in whatever way they need.
One of the ways we can help families is to offer them advice on forward planning. Instead of dealing with each new symptom as it occurs, we suggest ways in which the home environment can be simply adapted in anticpation of future symptoms. We can also help with making home an easier place for our client to navigate and manage.
Unpaid carers do an amazing job, but it’s important that they feel able to take a break in order to replenish their energy. We’ve found that it can also benefit clients to have a new person in their lives occasionally.
Our live in service can be used as respite care, or as a long-term solution. Our carers are carefully matched to clients and are introduced gradually. So you can take a break and relax, knowing that your loved one is being professionally cared for whilst you’re away.
Francis House at home dementia care in Milton Keynes is delivered by trained carers who have the expertise and versatility to deliver care and support to people at all stages of dementia. The personalised care services provided are subject to an individual care plan assessment which includes a risk assessment.
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
We are recognised by the Care Quality Commission as a provider offering a consistently good service. We recognise that our clients with dementia are extremely vulnerable, and all Francis House Homecare staff are committed to providing care of a high standard via a professional relationship based on respect and trust.
Our care workers go through mandatory in-house training when they start work with us. Additionally, they are required to complete supplementary training each year. Specialist training is available, including stoma care, PEG feeding, dementia care, and managing challenging behaviour.