Just under 1 million people are living with dementia across the UK, and it’s expected this will rise to over a million by 2024. At present, two-thirds of people with dementia, who are over 65, remain in their own homes, often supported by family members or friends.
Research shows that remaining in familiar surroundings is more beneficial for dementia sufferers, than being relocated to a care home environment. Francis House Homecare provides live in dementia care for Bedford clients who wish to manage their dementia in their own home.
Francis House live in care supports people who need full-time care, to stay living in their own home safely. A professional carer, specialising in dementia care, lives in your home with you, providing personal care, support with running the household, and companionship.
Our dementia care is founded on treating the person rather than their symptoms. Francis House live in carers are matched carefully to their clients and take time to engage them in activities, conversations and memories that have meaning for them.
We offer professional care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and at all stages of vascular dementia. Often, we get involved when families are no longer able to provide the care required for their loved one. In order to be able to tailor our care to clients’ needs, we begin with an assessment, which includes a risk assessment. Then we’ll create a bespoke package of care.
We take care to introduce a live in carer slowly so that a relationship builds naturally with our client and the family members or friends who have been providing care. Francis House dementia carers have the skills and experience to be able to help families future plan. They’ll offer practical suggestions designed to make caring for dementia clients at home easier.
Live in dementia care in Bedford may extend over days, weeks, or it can be long-term. Often families use our services in order to take a break, knowing that their loved one is receiving round the clock care whilst they are away.
Many families find it difficult to accept the need for live in care. Once they’ve made the decision, though, they regularly tell us that they’re delighted by the benefits it provides. Sometimes you don’t realise the stress you’re under until you’re able to take a step back, even for a few days.
Francis House live in dementia care in Bedford is available to individuals or couples. Our services are delivered by experienced carers who have the expertise and versatility to deliver consistent care and support to people at all stages of dementia.
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
The Care Quality Commission recognises Francis House Homecare as a provider offering a consistently good service to dementia sufferers. Our care staff understand the vulnerability of clients with dementia, and they are committed to providing care of a high standard via a professional relationship based on trust and respect.
All Francis House Homecare employees go through mandatory in-house training when they begin work with us. They are also required to complete supplementary training each year. Specialist training is available, including stoma care, PEG feeding, dementia care, and managing challenging behaviour.