There are around 944,000 people with dementia across the UK, and 61% of them choose to live in their own homes. Francis House Homecare offers specialised dementia services designed to support people with dementia and their family carers.
With over a decade of experience of providing specialist dementia care in Milton Keynes, we know that homecare services, delivered in familiar surroundings, result in a good quality of life and an ongoing experience of safety and security.
People with dementia can find it hard to acknowledge that they need care and support from others. The care packages we provide are sensitive to these anxieties and concerns. Our person-centred approach involves clients in determining the kind of care they require and works closely with family/friend carers to create the optimum support.
Francis House dementia care prioritises the person we’re working with over their symptoms. Our care workers take time to engage their clients in conversations, memory recall and activities that are stimulating and may have a special meaning for them.
Francis House specialist dementia carers often become become involved in a client’s care at the moment when family carers are in need of extra support. We know that the introduction of professional care into the home of your loved one can be difficult. Which is why we work closely with family members or friends to determine exactly what is needed from us – we’ll never try to ‘take over’.
When working with clients who have dementia, we can help families to plan for the future. The condition is progressive, requiring different kinds of care at each stage. We suggest strategies to anticipate future symptoms, rather than waiting to react to them when they manifest. We can also help with an application for home care funding.
A third of the population will provide unpaid care for someone with dementia during their lives. The work families and friends contribute is extraordinary, but it’s also demanding and exhausting. Short breaks are essential to replenish depleted stores of energy and ensure ongoing care.
Our specialist dementia care in Milton Keynes may take the form of scheduled daily or weekly visits allowing family carers to take a break for an hour or two. Alternatively, we can offer live-in care which means carers can take a holiday or long weekend without worrying. We also offer a ‘sitting’ service. This ensures that there is someone in the house overnight, for example, if our client wakes and needs help.
Francis House dementia care services are delivered by trained carers who have the versatility and expertise to deliver care and support to people at every stage of dementia. The personalised care services we provide are subject to an individual 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 Homecare is recognised by the Care Quality Commission as a provider offering a consistently good service to dementia sufferers. Our staff are committed to providing high-quality care to clients, through professional relationships founded on compassion, empathy and respect.
Francis House specialist care workers undergo mandatory in-house training when they begin work with us. Further to this, they are required to complete supplementary specialist training in dementia care and managing challenging behaviour.