Domiciliary care offers people the opportunity to receive care in order to live independently at home. Otherwise know as ‘care at home’, domiciliary care in Bedfordshire provides support with household tasks, personal care, or trips outside the home. The aim is to maintain quality of life and independent living for those who need it.
All Francis House domiciliary care plans are created with clients and are tailored to their specific requirements. They include a risk assessment, and any acknowledged risks – such as falls – are re-assessed regularly.
As we get older, tasks that we may have taken for granted become more difficult to achieve easily. Asking for help as we reach this stage of life can be hard, which is where home care comes in. It’s an excellent way to provide professional support for loved ones, without them feeling that they are losing the independence they value.
The domiciliary care we offer is bespoke. It may comprise weekly or daily visits to help with light household tasks, shopping trips, social visits, or assistance with personal care. We also have a ‘sitting service’ available, which provides peace of mind that relatives with dementia are not left alone for any length of time.
If a client is resistant to accepting support, we find that an effective solution is to involve them in the kind of care they receive. Where people are active participants in determining their care, research shows that they:
Some of our domiciliary care clients have learning difficulties and wish to live independently in order to achieve the goals they set themselves. Our carers work alongside them in this aim. We can accompany clients to their work placement and provide cooking and cleaning at home. Or we can help people to attend social events safely.
The support we offer is always tailored to an individual’s needs and we always prioritise the meeting of personal aspirations.
The domiciliary care services offered by Francis House Homecare are designed to allow clients to live as they wish in their home. These are delivered by trained carers who have the experience and versatility to deliver a range of care and support to people with a variety of conditions. The personalised care services provided are subject to a care plan 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 as a provider offering consistently good service by the Care Quality Commission. As care givers working with vulnerable people, we take our responsibilities extremely seriously, and our aim is always to maintain and enhance the level of care we are able to offer across Bedfordshire.
Every Francis House care worker completes mandatory training when starting work with us. They are then required to take ongoing supplementary course every year. We offer specialist training in a number of areas, including PEG feeding, stoma care, autism, dementia, and managing challenging behaviour.