The aim of Bedfordshire Supported Housing is to provide high quality care for older people requiring support to live independently in their homes. We’re an established care provider, with over a decade of experience across Bedfordshire.
Home care, or domiciliary care, is provided by trained care workers who deliver on a care package tailored to each individual client. Live in care offers 24-hour support from a carer who lives in their client’s home, providing personal, or specialist care in familiar surroundings.
In the UK, 3 in 5 adults will become carers for their elderly parents, according to Carers UK. The care provided is often exceptional and is offered unstintingly but it can be exhausting. Especially if you have a parent with a dementia diagnosis. Our services for elderly care at home in Bedfordshire offer supplementary support, or respite for unpaid carers.
BSH offers a broad range of elderly care services, from regular ‘check ins’ to ensure hydration and medication, to specialist dementia care. We always begin with an assessment (including a risk assessment) in order to create a bespoke care plan. Introducing professional care into the home can take time and patience, and we work closely with families at all times.
More and more elderly people are choosing care at home, rather than going through the upheaval of moving to a residential care home. Many of our clients find that regular help with housework, shopping and cooking is sufficient for them to continue leading an independent life.
We can also tailor our care package to help with managing dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our specialist dementia carers monitor clients coping with this condition, and if they feel that more care support is needed, they’ll discuss it with the client and the family as a whole.
Live in care can cover a family holiday, a respite break, or it can be a permanent arrangement. It’s available for clients with complex care needs, requiring constant support in the home. Live in care clients may be recovering from an operation, or a stroke, or they may have dementia.
24-hour care is delivered by a team of carers who ensure that support is available day and night. Many families caring for parents with dementia worry that they may wake up and feel disoriented. A 24-hour carer will be on hand to offer support whenever it’s needed.
Collaboration is key to the home care services we offer. Rather than the care professional making all the decisions about what care is appropriate for a client, they include clients and their support network in determining their care package. Clients who are involved in this way tend to be more independent and adhere more stringently to their care plans. Other benefits include: