Francis House Homecare offers care those people who choose to spend the final period of their lives surrounded by their family and friends, at home. We ensure that our end of life clients are comfortable, receive the care that they need, and are treated with the dignity and compassion they deserve.
We offer palliative and end of life care in Milton Keynes and across Bedfordshire. This is provided in collaboration with district nurses, Partnership of Excellence in Palliative Support (PEPS) and the continuing healthcare team. Our combined aim is to create a tranquil, caring environment.
End of life care is an umbrella term which includes palliative care. Once someone receives a diagnosis of a terminal illness, they will receive palliative care in the form of symptom and pain management. End of life care prioritises the needs of the patient as they and their family prepare for the end of their life. Compassionate care helps patients live as well as possible in their final days or months.
At Francis House we consider caring for someone as they near the end of their life to be a privilege. Our team of carers offer bespoke support which may include shopping, cleaning, personal care, and cooking meals. Whilst their focus is the client, our carers also respect the needs of loved ones and friends at such an emotionally charged time. Bespoke care plans may include:
Francis House end of life care in Milton Keynes is available to anyone who has a terminal diagnosis. Our services are delivered by specialist carers who can respond compassionately to the needs of their clients. Our care plans are person-centred and are delivered from the heart.
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
End of life care can take many forms, and we are always guided by the needs of our clients. We offer scheduled home care visits, live-in care, or 24-hour care offering respite to family or friends. The care we provide is designed to adapt as illness progresses. As circumstances change, we change with them, ensuring that consistent, reliable support is always available.
The Care Quality Commission report rates our services as consistently good. This reflects our commitment to our clients, and our ongoing recognition of the responsibility we bear as caregivers. We are dedicated to person-centred care as a collaborative partnership leading to enhanced wellbeing and standards for our clients.
The staff at Francis House Homecare complete a mandatory initial training, and then receive ongoing specialist supplementary courses throughout their employment with us.