For just under a decade Bedfordshire Supported Housing has offered hourly care to people wishing to receive support in order to live independently in their own homes. Our goal is always to offer the care that people need, so that they can live the life they choose, in familiar surroundings. We provide our hourly care in Bedford to people aged 18 and above, including elderly clients.
BSH hourly care, also known as domiciliary care, is delivered by trained care workers who offer a blend of versatility, skills and experience, which means they can provide tailored care in different environments, for clients with varying needs. BSH care packages acknowledge clients’ cultural, spiritual and lifestyle needs when matching carers.
As loved ones grow older, the routine of maintaining their home and daily routine becomes more demanding, both physically and mentally. It can often be a difficult decision to admit that extra support is needed, but hourly care provides help in a compassionate, and non-intrusive manner. Our care workers provide care, individually tailored, when and where it’s needed.
The range of services we provide ranges from daily phone calls reminding clients to take medication, to more specialist dementia care. We work with clients and their families to determine the level of support required right now. We can also help with the creation of a care plan which acknowledges the kind of care that will most likely be required in the future.
Our aim for all our clients is that they should live the life they choose, in a familiar environment, with the support of care workers. We work with our clients to set their personal goals, which we can help them to achieve. This might involve a care worker accompanying their client to a work placement interview, for example.
The support services on offer include preparing light meals, therapeutic engagement, personal care, medication management and providing support for social events within the community. Professionalism, caring and compassion are core values at BSH, and our care workers receive ongoing training and development in order to guarantee the fulfilment of these values.
Where a client requires round-the-clock care, we can support the family in providing this. We’ll begin by carrying out an initial assessment for our client, ensuring that the care is appropriate and the environment has been risk assessed.
We can also offer domiciliary support to clients who have decided that they want to die at home. BSH provides trained carers to offer palliative care, often supported by healthcare professionals, ensuring that loved ones are as comfortable and peaceful as possible in their familiar surroundings through their final hours.