Living-in care provides a trained carer who lives in your home with you. They offer you the support you need to continue living independently. Many of our clients consider living-in care in Bedfordshire far preferable to moving into a care home as they are able enjoy constant companionship and professional help, in familiar surroundings.
Recent research carried out found that nearly a quarter of 2,000 older people surveyed felt that leaving their home would be as difficult to deal with as a bereavement. When asked about feelings of isolation, 9 out of 10 respondents said that companionship in the home would be beneficial to their mental and physical health.
Living-in care provides a range of services within the home. Trained carers help with your personal needs, and any specialist medical requirement. They can help in the preparation of meals that fulfil your dietary and nutritional needs. A shared living space ensures ongoing companionship, and light household tasks may form part of the support that they can offer.
Francis House HomeCare plans are tailored to each of our clients. They reflect the level of service required and are carefully designed to ensure that clients feel fully supported in their home, without losing their sense of independence. Risk assessments are carried out regularly.
Francis House provides person centred care, which means that clients help us to determine the kind of service we provide. Working in partnership with clients, and their family, we create care plans that maintain the quality of life they value. We respect and honour the people we work with, and take into account their background, their religious faith, and their lifestyle choices.
“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.”
Specialist living-in carers are trained to provide support for people with vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. We often work with family carers who have reached the point where they feel they can no longer continue unassisted in providing the level of care required by their loved one.
We understand how disruptive it can feel when a new person joins the household, so live in carers are introduced carefully in order that that a relationship has time to build. Francis House dementia carers can also use their skills and experience to help families with future planning. They’ll offer practical suggestions designed to make caring for loved ones at home easier.
Living-in care may be for a week, a month, or long-term. The service is often used to allow family carers to take a break. They find that they’re able to relax more easily, knowing that their loved one is receiving high-quality care in their home whilst they are away.
It’s often the case that unpaid carers feel that needing time away is an admission of failure, or they may feel they’re abandoning their child, parent or spouse. Once they accept that respite is necessary, however, they’re often surprised by the range of benefits it provides. Sometimes you just can’t admit the stress you’re under until you take a step back.
Francis House living-in care in Bedfordshire is available to both individuals and couples. These services are delivered by professional, experienced carers who have the expertise and versatility to deliver consistent care and support to clients, whatever their needs.
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 are well aware of the vulnerability of the clients they work with, 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 dementia care, stoma care, managing challenging behaviour, and PEG feeding.
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 >>
Living-in care in Bedfordshire 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.