Care homes aren't the only option! You can avoid them with at-home care.
We believe at-home care is the way forward.
You or your loved one may start finding day-to-day tasks difficult, such as: personal care, medication administration, basic housekeeping, food preparation, etc.
But did you know that you don't have to settle for a care home?
Not only is it more affordable to opt for either at-home care services or live-in care, it means you or your loved one can continue to live independently and in the familiarity of your own homes.
Receiving care in your or your loved ones' homes means:
- A tailored and specialised home care package for all needs.
- Continued family involvement (if you wish).
- Increase in happiness, comfort and avoiding mental health issues.
- Comfortable living in your own surroundings.
- Specialised carers when you need them. You or your loved one are their only priority during the visit.
Our speciality at A1 Care is in providing affordable, domiciliary care and live-in care across the BCP and Dorset area, as an alternative to care homes, allowing you or your loved one to live your lives how you want.
Do you want proof of our excellent services? Read our authentically accredited reviews by HomeCare Our care clients officially submit them.
We offer a FREE assessment within 24 hours!
If you're considering our At- Home Care options to enjoy your independence at home, please contact us for a free assessment. This assessment helps us determine whether our Home Care service is a good fit for you or your loved one.
We cover a large area in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area, as well as Dorset and Hampshire region, and all of our carers drive so that we can reach less populated or remote areas. Our headquarters are in Bournemouth, give us a call on 01202 122022
At-Home Care Services: all you need to know
Do you need help determining what at-home care is?
Or, in what circumstances to consider it, and what does having a qualified and trained domiciliary or a live-in carer entail?
Home Care services can be a perfect solution in a lot of situations. We personalise our visiting care or 24/7 live-in care services to every single, different and unique person's needs. Home Care Services, sometimes called “at-home help” or home care support, is care provided in your or your loved ones' home to help you keep your independence in your desired surroundings.
A home caregiver will come on pre-arranged set visits at the time that suits you or your loved one. You can choose from 15-min welfare check to 30-min, 45-min or 60-minute care visits, including block hours care, sleeping nights, waking nights or even 24/7 live-in care option. During their visit, our trained caregivers will follow a pre-set person-centred care plan built together with you to cover all of your or your loved ones' need.
Or, if opting for Live-in Care, this would entail a qualified carer coming to permanently live in your or your loved ones' home to support the needs whenever necessary. This home care option is for those who can not live independently, and need round-the-clock care, on a 24/7 basis.
A1 Care provides high-end Vising Care and Live-In Carer Services within the BCP and Dorset areas and have won awards</span that recognise the good practice embraced across all our departments from the top to the bottom of our organisation chart.
Our alternatives to Nursing Homes and Care Homes may involve Domiciliary Care Services, regular visits or Live-in Care Services 24/7 permanent care from one of our home care workers, well-trained and supervised to provide the following set of outstanding services:
- Personal Care;
- Meal Preparation At Home;
- Domestic Tasks;
- Overnight and Day Sitting;
- Companionship and Social Activities;
- Medication Management and Administration;
- Home from Hospital and rapid response;
- End of Life Care;
- Continuing and complex care;
- Care for couples.
How to choose the right Care Agency
When choosing the right Home Care Agency, it's essential to do your research and consider various factors. If you're debating whether you or your loved one needs care at home, read our blog about signs of needing home care services.
Then, you should look for a reputable home care agency with a good track record of providing high-quality care services, and we pride ourselves in this at A1 Care.
This can be achieved by reading one of our dozens genuine online reviews, and requesting referrals from local authorities and clients across Dorset, Dorchester, Hampshire, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area as well as Dorset Council.
Another important factor to consider is the range of services the home care agency offers. And, you should choose a domiciliary care agency offering a wide range of services that meet your or your loved ones' needs and requirements.
For example, if you require specialised care at home for a medical condition or complex care, you should look for a home care agency with experience and in-house training facilities to ensure all its carers receive the necessary onboarding and yearly refreshment training. A1 Care’s Registered Manager is also a qualified trainer, delivering a comprehensive in-house training program that guarantees a top-quality service for any type of home care service we provide.
Knowing that you or your loved one is receiving care from qualified and experienced professionals can give you peace of mind.
Having a robust recruitment system in place, A1 Care has embedded one of the most thorough recruitment processes on the market with a pre screening process done by at least 2 A1 Care HR professionals: enhanced DBS check, full employment history, 2 professional references, etc - all of them to ensure the right carers will look after you or your loved ones
To ensure quality is always at the heart of a home care agency, all the providers should be registered with the Care Quality Commission, the regulatory body in the healthcare industry.
Home Care Services & Live-in Care Services: Continuity and Quality
A1 Care is working closely with regulatory bodies, local authorities and local healthcare experts to ensure we adapt successfully to future challenges so that our care clients can continue to receive high-quality, sustainable services of choice in their homes and community
To ensure the quality of our Home Care Services, we are registered with the Care Quality Commission for the following regulated activities:
Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
Caring for adults over 65 yrs
Caring for adults under 65 yrs
Mental health conditions
Substance misuse problems
At A1 Care, we have an effective governance and system to check the quality and safety of our Home Care Services. We comply with the CQC fundamental standards to improve our services and reduce risks to our service users' health, safety and welfare whilst embracing cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare industry.
Affordability of At-Home Care
We've put together a blog about affording at-home and live-in care services!