For elderly people wishing to live independently in their own homes, but requiring support to be able to do so, Francis House provides home care services in Bedford. Home care services are delivered by professional carers at scheduled times, as often as required.
Our home care plans are created in collaboration with clients and are unique to their needs. As a person-centred provider, our clients are always at the heart of all we do. We carry out a risk assessment in the initial stages of creating a care plan and this is updated regularly.
Home care is the umbrella term for a range of services delivered by trained care workers. Whether you need a little help around the house, mobility support, personal care, or support to manage your medication, a Francis House care worker can deliver what you need.
Having someone popping in regularly also offers a reassuring routine, and periods of companionship that can be relied upon. Our care doesn’t just confine itself to the home; we can help with a weekly shopping trip, or support clients when travelling to appointments, or social occasions.
Person-centred care is based on the belief that clients should play a central role in defining the kind of care they require. The care packages we deliver are, therefore, based on a collaboration between the care provider and our clients.
Clients who are encouraged to make decisions about the care they receive develop in confidence and stick more successfully to agreed care plans. Other benefits include:
If a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia and is struggling with the symptoms, specialist home care is an invaluable support. Clients are spared the upheaval of moving to unfamiliar surroundings and dealing with a new routine. Research shows that remaining in familiar surroundings can help to slow down the progress of more complex symptoms.
Francis House carers are professionally trained in dementia care. They work with families to put a long-term care plan in place, ensuring that loved ones can stay at homes even as symptoms become more complex.
Francis House home care services for elderly clients in Bedford support people who wish to remain independent in their own homes. Our carers are trained to deliver a versatile range of care and support to clients who have a variety of conditions. The bespoke care services we provide 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
In our Care Quality Commission (CQC) report Francis House Homecare is recognised as a good provider of care to our clients. We take pride in this recognition of the work we do in Bedford. All Francis House carers take their responsibilities as providers of person-centred home care in Bedford very seriously, and are committed to caring from the heart.
Francis House care workers complete mandatory training when starting work with us, followed by a serious of supplementary courses. We offer specialist training in a number of areas, including: autism, PEG feeding, stoma care, dementia, and managing challenging behaviour. Staff can also take courses related to specific mental health conditions, and Positive Behaviour Support planning.