Francis House Homecare provides personalised care to people wishing to maintain independent lives in their home surroundings. Compassion and kindness are at the heart of our live-in care delivery. In order to achieve this we consider the consistency of support staff essential, so that a trusting and respectful relationship can be built.
All care plans are developed with our clients and are unique in each case. They reflect the service required to ensure needs are met, and known risks (such as falls) are constantly assessed and monitored.
Live-in care provides your loved one with stable companionship and support in order that they can remain as independent as possible in surroundings that are familiar. The kind of support offered by live-in carers in Bedford is personalised to each individual. It may comprise simple tasks such as cooking meals, cleaning, shopping or laundry. Alternatively, those in need of complex care may require medication management, specialist feeding or dementia care.
Live in care in Bedford is tailored to the needs of your family. If you require respite care, or would like to share the care of a loved one with Francis House carers, we can arrange it to fit in with your schedule.
Personalised, or person-centred care places the client at the centre of the services offered by live-in carers. We start by recognising and respecting the identity of individuals; we take into account their background, their achievements, and their aspirations. The people we care for are supported in the present as we help them to plan for their future.
“That is the essence of personalisation – tailoring care and support to what individuals choose as a means of helping them to live their normal life. People don’t want to be defined by their condition – they are not “suffering from dementia” or “autistic” or “subject to multiple co-morbidities”. They are, first and foremost, individuals with very personal hopes, fears, aspirations and relationships.”
If a person says that they would like to die at home, Francis House offers live-in carers in Bedford to support their wishes. The aim of palliative care is always to support the person being cared for, and to offer them the very best quality of life until the end. Often we work in collaboration with district nurses, the continuing healthcare team and PEPS, the Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support.
Live-In Care in Bedford gives families a strong support structure at an extremely emotional time. Having someone who will take care of the practical tasks allows the family to spend time with their loved one, and make the most the period left to them.
Francis House live in care services are available to support people to live the lives they want in their home. These are delivered by trained carers who have the versatility and expertise to successfully deliver 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
Our current and historic Care Quality Commission report recognises Francis House Homecare to be providers of a consistently good service. This demonstrates our commitment to taking our responsibilities as care givers seriously, and providing high quality personalised care for everyone we work with.
All the staff at Francis House Homecare complete mandatory initial training, and then ongoing supplementary courses throughout the year. Specialist training may include: managing challenging behaviour, stoma care, dementia, autism, PEG feeding. We also provide training for Positive Behaviour Support planning, and specific mental health conditions.