As a county town of around 80,000 inhabitants, Bedford makes for the perfect home for older individuals as it offers a multitude of fun social clubs created with their interests in mind.
Live-In Care – Dedicated Healthcare in Your Own Home
This is a personalised service seen as the alternative to going into a nursing or residential home.
With this service, you will have your own dedicated worker who lives in your own home. This means you can remain in the comfort of your own home with all your familiar possessions and pets. You can continue with your independent lifestyle, freedom for continuous family visits, with your own one to one carer whom you get to know.
Your live-in carer will monitor your individual needs and respond with arrangements to suit and fit in around your normal routine giving you total flexibility, choice and control for your own personalised care need.
We provide reliable live-in carers with a dedicated Local Care Manager who will respond swiftly to any concerns. We provide continuity of care, which means should your carer take holiday or fall ill or you simply don’t get on, we will provide you with a replacement. At Better Healthcare Services, we don’t wait for you to have a problem before solving it, we pro-actively monitor our carers, support and give ongoing training to ensure we offer the best possible services.
Our live-in services start from £898 a week. Through our innovative approach to service delivery, we have helped many of our service users make significant cost savings. You can expect your live-in carer to do the following tasks:
- Personal Care
- Meal Preparation and Cooking
- Washing and Bathing
- Companionship & Social Care
- Bed Making
- Light gardening
- Supervising Medication
- Collecting Prescriptions
- Accompanying you to Hospital/Doctor Appointments
- Specialist Live in Services
- Elderly care
- Learning disability
- Dementia care
- Specialist Live in Services
- Spinal Injury
- Acquired brain injury (ABI)
We work on the ethos ‘Big enough to support, small enough to care’. As a private company and not beholden to shareholders, we have greater flexibility to invest in our services, particularly in the critical areas of staff recruitment and retention and ongoing training. Our central domiciliary team ensure that all of our branches embrace and implement new initiatives and best practice. As a multi branch organisation we have strong head office support, ensuring our care staff are freed up from administrative tasks and can concentrate on the key duties of delivering care.
As a supplier to a number of local authorities and CCG’s we have gained vast experience in delivering home and community support in many different types of care environments. We believe that this experience will be of significant added value to our customers.
At some point in your life you may be faced with the prospect of losing your independence, whether through illness, accident or age, and having to rely on others for help with either personal care or everyday living activities.
We appreciate the problems of this transition and offer a sympathetic and understanding answer, caring for you in your own home with a personal service individually tailored to meet your needs.
At Better Healthcare Services, you are at the centre of your own support. Our flexible approach means that we will not stop you from doing what you have always enjoyed doing because of your physical health but to allow you to continue doing the things you love.
Better Healthcare Services directly employs all our care workers. Our rigorous recruitment procedures are in line with CQC guidelines. We ensure our live-in care workers are inducted, trained, supported and monitored to meet your needs. To ensure quality service delivery, we ensure our live-in workers written and verbal communication skills are at an acceptable level. All staff members are trained by our qualified and experienced in-house trainers and are regularly reviewed and monitored to ensure ongoing satisfactory service delivery. The Registered Manager is responsible for arranging these reviews. If an insufficient level of competence is evident during review and monitoring, then appropriate training and support will be implemented to improve staff.
Continuity of service
Our commitment is to ensure you receive continuous service when your carer is on holiday or falls ill. Whether this is an emergency or arranged time off, we will ensure a suitable replacement is put in place. We will also ensure enough time is given for staff to handover during a change over. This will be of no cost to you.
Once we receive your call, a Registered CQC Manager will make a home or hospital visit to do an assessment. This is a no obligation assessment and you will not be charged for this service.
- After your assessment we will give you our competitive charges and detailed service plan.
- We will not hassle you to make a decision but we are at the end of the phone to answer any of your questions before you make any commitment to Better Healthcare Services. Once you’ve chosen Better Healthcare Services, we will work closely with your family, Social Services, GP and other relevant parties to develop your individual support plan.
- The initial assessment will take into account any concerns or requests from you. Care workers are then accurately matched based on the relevant knowledge/experience/training and shared beliefs.
- We understand the importance of starting to build a relationship with your live-in carer, therefore we are able to arrange for you to meet your carer to ensure you are happy before they start.
Our scope of services is second to none, we believe that personal service is important in making life more enjoyable and comfortable. Our 24 hour telephone on-call service operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year to deal with any emergencies and there is always an experienced member of staff who can be consulted day or night.
Ongoing performance will be audited informally by means of frequent contact with you. We offer ongoing training and supervision to staff to ensure that high standards are firstly put in place and then maintained. Managers perform regular spot checks throughout the duration of your live-in package.
User Led Services
We acknowledge that everyone has their own interests, tastes, abilities and aspirations and should be actively enabled to realise them. Better Healthcare Services and their care staff deployed will display a belief that life is about moving forward through different experiences and will always aim to support you to achieve your full potentials regardless of your age or disability.
Person Centred Approach
The service will be delivered in a way that places the Service User’s needs, physical, emotional and spiritual well being, first and foremost on all occasions and in whatever circumstance. Our intended outcome is that the Service User shall feel that Better Healthcare is trustworthy and reliable and also holds their interests and welfare of paramount importance.
Our staff will deliver support in a courteous and honest manner. They will be punctual and reliable. Our management team will ensure any differences or difficulties are addressed swiftly particularly if they are likely to interfere with the quality of services.
Our objectives are to treat people as individuals and promote each person’s dignity, privacy and independence, acknowledge and respect people’s gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, race, religion, culture and lifestyle.
Outcome Based Care
Our clear aims and objectives for our live-in care operation is to safeguard and support your well-being . We do this by providing a care and support service designed to use assistive technology and innovation to ensure you remain living in your own home. We preserve maximum independence, quality of life and promote life opportunities. Better Healthcare Services has a flexible attitude working without losing our focus of providing quality and we intend to provide our service users with maximum satisfaction. Our proposed solution will always demonstrate flexibility, partnership, inclusivity and overall good value for money.