Recent polling carried out by YouGov found that there were 13.6 million unpaid carers in the UK. These are people who are providing care for an elderly relative, for example, or someone with physical disabilities, or learning difficulties.
Taking on the role of a carer for a loved one brings great rewards, but it can also be exhausting both mentally and physically. Francis House Homecare offers respite care for unpaid carers across Bedford. It’s designed to allow both carers and those they care for to take a breather and restore their energy.
Allowing a professional to take over the care of a loved one isn’t easy. At Francis House Homecare we tailor our respite care plans to each individual client’s requirements and circumstances. The NHS lists 6 different types of respite care:
We are an established provider of home care in Bedford. For the past 10 years we have been providing reliable respite carer in Bedford with the guarantee that friends and relatives are in safe hands. We offer hourly care, live-in care, and a sitting service:
The symptoms of dementia can be exhausting for unpaid carers to cope with. And many family carers find it hard to take breaks as they’re acutely aware of how much they are depended on.
Francis House Homecare professionals are trained dementia carers. Our goal is to look beyond the symptoms and treat the person, ensuring that your loved one is valued supported and treated with compassion in your absence.
Francis House home care services are designed to support people living in their own homes. They are delivered by trained carers with the skills and experiences to deliver a range of care in a variety of home environments. All personalised care services provided 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
Francis House is regularly assessed by the Care Quality Commission and is considered to be a provider offering consistently good services to clients. We take our responsibilities as care givers extremely seriously, our care comes from the heart, and we take pride in the recognition we’ve received for the quality of our work from the CQC.
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.