Our live-in elderly care services ensures that anyone with care needs can continue living in their own home with a round-the-clock carer to support them. Live-in elderly care in Bedfordshire provides a popular alternative to care homes. It allows people to stay in their own home and retain their independence.
Recent research showed that a fifth of 2,000 older people surveyed felt that leaving their home would be as painful as a bereavement. When asked about feeling isolated, 9 out of 10 respondents felt that companionship would help them to remain mentally and physically alert.
Live-in care means having a professional carer living in your home. They will help you with cooking, cleaning, dressing, washing, medication, food preparation and shopping. Importantly, though, your carer is also there to offer emotional support and companionship.
Francis House care plans are personalised to each individual client. They reflect the level of service required and are designed to ensure that clients feel fully supported in their home. We also carry out regular risk assessments.
Our live in carers place their clients at the centre of the service they provide. Care plans are created in partnership with clients, and their family or friends, to ensure that they are maintaining the life they want to lead. We respect and honour the people we work with, and take into account their background, their religious faith, and their desires for the future.
“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.”
Our specialist live in-carers provide support for people with Alzheimer’s disease, or vascular dementia. Often, we work with family carers at the point where they feel they can no longer provide the level of care required by their loved one.
We know how disruptive it can be to introduce a new person into the household, so live-in carers are introduced slowly in order that that a relationship builds naturally with our client. Francis House dementia carers have the skills and experience to be able to help families with future planning. They’ll offer practical suggestions designed to make caring for dementia clients at home easier.
Live-in care may extend over days, weeks, or it may be long-term. Often our services are used to provide the opportunity for family carers to be able to take a break. They’re able to relax knowing that their loved one is receiving consistent, high-quality care whilst they are away.
Sometimes unpaid carers feel guilty about taking time away from the person they care for. Once they see the solution we can offer, however, they often tell us that they’re surprised by the benefits it provides. It’s possible to be unaware of the stress you’re under until you take a step back, even if it’s just for a few days.
Francis House live-in elderly care in Bedfordshire is available to individuals and couples. Our services are delivered by experienced carers who have the expertise and versatility to deliver consistent care and support to their clients.
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 care of a consistently good standard. Our care staff understand the vulnerability of the clients who are entrusted to them, and they are committed to the development of a professional relationship based on respect and trust.
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.
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
Find out the difference between live-in care & domiciliary care here >>
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.