Elderly people, like everyone else, have the right to decide where and how they live. Bedfordshire Supported Housing supports that right by providing professional care for older people who wish to remain in their own homes but need support to do so. We are a local care provider, established for over a decade, with an excellent reputation for our social care services.
The elderly home care we offer is delivered by trained community care workers who deliver services which are personalised to each client. Our live-in care service provides 24-hour support as the carer lives with the client in their home.
Research from Carers UK estimates that 3 in every 5 adults in the UK will become carers for their parent as they become elderly. The dedicated care unpaid carers provide for parents can be exceptional, but it can also be exhausting. Especially if a parent is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. BSH services for elderly care in Milton Keynes provide respite, or supplementary support to carers.
Our hourly home care services offer a broad range of elderly care options, from scheduled ‘check ins’ to monitor medication and hydration, to specialist dementia care. We always start with an assessment (including a risk assessment). This allows us to create a personalised care plan. The introduction of professional care into the home is managed slowly and sensitively.
The majority of older people now opt for personalised elderly care in the home, rather than facing the upheaval of moving to a care home. Many of our clients need no more than basic support with cleaning, cooking, and shopping to maintain a largely independent life.
Elderly care packages can also be tailored to the management of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Specialist carers will monitor how clients with this condition are coping. If they feel that there’s a need to step-up the level of home support required, they’ll discuss it with the client and their family.
Live-in care can be used to provide a respite break for family carers, or it can be a long-term solution for clients needing round-the-clock support. There may be a need for live-in care where someone is recovering from an operation, a stroke, or they’re experiencing ongoing dementia symptoms.
24-hour care is different from live-in care in that it is delivered by a care team who work together to provide support day and night. Family carers may be concerned that their parent will wake in the night and feel disoriented. A 24-hour carer provides peace of mind that someone will be on hand to offer support at all times.
Partnership is a key to our elderly care in Milton Keynes. BSH care professionals work with clients and their families in order to decide what level and kind of care is appropriate for a client. When people are given the opportunity to make decisions about the support they receive, they tend to be more independent and adhere more stringently to their care plans. Other benefits include:
If you are looking for elderly care in Milton Keynes and would like more information about the services we offer, call our care team today for an informal chat on 01234 841808.