Domiciliary care provides support to people who wish to live independently at home but need help in order to be able to do so. Also known as ‘home care’, domiciliary care in Milton Keynes offers help with personal care, light domestic tasks, and trips outside the home.
Francis House domiciliary care plans are developed in negotiation with clients and they are personalised to their specific requirements. They include a risk assessment, and any acknowledged risks – such as falls – are re-assessed regularly.
Some of our clients are getting older and now need help with tasks that they would have managed easily in the past. Others have learning difficulties or mental health issues. Domiciliary care provides professional support not only for clients but also for family/friend carers who may benefit from a few hours to themselves.
Our domiciliary care is bespoke. It may involve daily or weekly visits to help with light household tasks, journeys to work placements, shopping trips, social visits, or assistance with personal care. We also have a ‘sitting service’. If, for example, we have a client with dementia, a sitter will be available throughout the night should they wake up and require assistance.
Involving clients in their own care has been shown to improve the beneficial effects of the support they receive. Active participants in determining their care:
Domiciliary care clients who have learning difficulties and wish to live independently, work alongside Francis House carers in order to achieve this. We can accompany clients to their work placement, provide cooking and cleaning at home, or help with developing skills.
The support we offer is always bespoke to our clients’ needs and we place huge value on the meeting of personal aspirations.
The domiciliary care services offered by Francis House Homecare are designed to help clients in Milton Keynes to live independently at home. The trained carers who deliver these services 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
Francis House is 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 in Milton Keynes and 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.