We offer three main types of services namely, Home care, Live-in care and palliative care in the Hertfordshire,Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire counties. Our carers are trained to use a range of effective yet friendly techniques to provide care to high standards, tailored around the clients.
First Care is also regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which ensures that we adhere to their code of practice. The Care Quality Commission registers, inspects and reports on all social care services in the country.
Types of Services explained
Home Care We believe that everyone should be given the choice and chance to live in their own home in old age or sickness if they so wish. With our services, we can make that wish a reality. With our home care services, one can have a tailor-made package whereby clients can have carers visit on a day to day basis to help them with various personal and general tasks. This of course depends on the level of care or help required.
Live-in Care As the name suggests, live-in care means having a carer live in the same house with the client to follow a tailor-made care plan in the interest of the client. Having a carer around 24/7 means an increase in security and peace of mind for both client and family knowing that they have a caring and responsible person who has the interest of the client at heart around.
Palliative Care Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. It isdescribed as "an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Our carers are trained to help clients needing palliative care with senstivity and at the same time helping them enjoy life to the fullest.
What we can do
Personal care and support (including getting up, toileting, bathing, washing and dressing)
Overnight sleep-over stay/waking night
Sitting and companionship support
Hospital discharge and support
Help with medication
Shopping/collecting prescriptions or pensions
Rehabilitation aftercare at home
Laundry and general housework
Help with learning, physical and sensory disabilities
Attend appointments and escorted outings
Administrative tasks/form filling or letter writing
The services listed above are not exhaustive and where there is a need for assistance not listed above, these will be reviewed provided they fall in the remit of services we are authorised to provide and are legally, morally acceptable and do not place the client or staff in a position of compromise and/ or danger.
3rd Floor Howard House 40-64 St Johns Street Bedford MK42 0DJ