Live-in care is our new specialist home care service, here at Francis House Homecare. We can now offer your loved ones full-time care, from the comfort of their own home. Our live-in care service based in Bedfordshire, delivers tailored care plans, with the input of our clients, for a range of physical & mental health conditions such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes & so on.
Live-in care enables your loved ones to maintain their routine & staying connected with friends/family. It’s quickly becoming a option with better health outcomes & a more cost-effective alternative to more traditional care services – We would love for your loved ones to reap the benefits!
Live-in care involves a friendly, qualified & committed carer, moving into the client’s home, to support their care needs & help with domestic tasks. This is the perfect solution for those who are uncomfortable with sending a loved one to a residential or nursing home.
A live-in carer specialises in performing a range of domestic & personal care duties, such as: Meal preparation, medication management, emergency responses, mobility support, personal care & grooming, PEG feeding, assisting clients’ to appointments & most importantly, becoming a friend!
Our live-in carers are those who love & enjoy what they do. They always go the extra mile to provide the highest level of care, compassion, support & companionship. Our skilled home care staff come from all walks of life, varying in age, gender, ethnicity, language, interests etc. However, they’re all united by the one common desire to make a huge difference to someone’s life daily.
We carry out a strict & thorough recruitment process, with full references & enhanced DBS & barring list checks. Every live-in carer completes extensive training, shadowing & character/scenario assessments, so you can be rest-assured they are fully prepared for the role. Our client & their family have the main input in selecting the carer they feel most comfortable with.
For many of us, home is where the heart is – it’s part of who we are! Live-in care allows people to keep that crucial element of their life. With this option, there is no need to separate families, couples or pets, and care is always at hand. Here are a few reasons why live-in care may be a great option for you:
Francis House live in-care services are available to support people to live independent lives in their home. These are delivered by trained carers who have the versatility and expertise to deliver care and support to people with a variety of conditions. The personalised care services provided are subject to a care plan assessment & are all delivered with kindness, compassion & care from the heart. Read more about what a live-in carer does here >>
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 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.
Here at Francis House Homecare we put our heart & soul into making life as stress-free & comfortable as we can for those who may have survived a stroke, have diabetes, arthritis, mobility issues, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, Multiple Sclerosis or a physical/mental disability. Our care service is available for individuals & couples, responding to everyone’s unique circumstances. Live-in care is particularly useful for those who are:
- currently receiving domiciliary care (homecare)
- currently in a nursing or residential home or living alone
- a couple or family wanting to stay together
- being discharged from hospital
Live-in care with Francis House Homecare starts from only £1050 a week, with no hidden charges for weekends or holidays. This is much lower than the average cost of live-in care in the UK. We offer tailored care packages with various payment plans to suit you, with costs varying depending on the intensity of the care required. The Francis House Homecare team are with you every step of the way to assist you with budgeting & with accessing the multiple forms of funding available to you, to help with care costs.