All the services offered by Francis House Homecare are founded upon the principle of person-centred care. This means that our professional carers work collaboratively with clients and their families when creating a home care plan going forward.
Person-centred home care in Bedford helps our clients to develop the confidence required to make their own decisions about how they are cared for. We never treat clients as bundles of symptoms, instead they are individuals who deserve to be seen, heard and respected.
There is plenty of evidence to show that person-centred care benefits clients, professional carers and the NHS:
Francis House Homecare is one of the largest providers of home care in Bedford. Dependent on the needs of our clients, we can provide hourly care, domiciliary care, or live-in care. Our personalised care packages are available for adults from 18 upwards, including the elderly.
Our professional carers are trained and experienced in the delivery of home care services. This means that they can adapt to supporting people, in their own homes, with a range of very different conditions.
If your parent, or partner, has been diagnosed with dementia and is struggling with the symptoms, home care can be invaluable. Remaining in familiar surroundings can help to slow down the progress of more complex symptoms.
Our carers are professionally trained in dementia care. They will work with families to put a long-term care plan in place, ensuring that loved ones are able to stay in the own homes even as symptoms progress.
Francis House person-centred home care services help to support people who wish to live independently at home. Our carers have the highest standards of training and expertise, to help deliver a versatile range of care and support to clients who have a variety of conditions. The bespoke care services we provide 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 Care Quality Commission (CQC) report recognises Francis House Homecare to be a consistently good provider of care to our clients. All our employees take their responsibilities as providers of person-centred home care in Bedford very seriously. We take pride, therefore, in having been recognised for the quality of our work.
Every Francis House care worker completes mandatory training when starting work with us. They are then required to take ongoing supplementary course every year. We offer specialist training in a number of areas, including: PEG feeding, autism, stoma care, dementia, and managing challenging behaviour. Staff can also take courses related to specific mental health conditions, and Positive Behaviour Support planning.