Services offered by Care 1st Homecare | Bristol | Berkshire

Our Services

How does live-in care work?

From 30 minutes to full time live-in specialist care.

Here at Care 1st we offer a wide range of home care services from full time live-in care to 30-minute home care visits. Our care packages are carefully designed to fit in with your loved one’s personal needs, we work alongside you to match carers who’ll fit seamlessly into their lifestyle and suit their unique personality.

We appreciate that recognising your loved one has reached the stage in their life where they may need a little more support can be stressful for the whole family, that’s where we come in. Our specialist care team is on hand to listen to your needs and offer compassionate advice and guidance. Working together we’ll tailor a support package to fit in with your loved one’s personal wishes, so that they can retain their independence in the home that they know and love. We recognise that your loved one’s care needs will change over time, so we’ll work with you to bend and flex your care package to meet your particular needs as and when you need it. 

Whether your loved one is a little less mobile than they used to be and they need a care call each day to help with washing, dressing and preparing meals, or they’re living with a complex condition such as Dementia, Parkinson’s or have had a Stroke; we’re here day and night to lend a hand. We offer home care visits from as little as 30 minutes a week to full time live-in care, so there is no need to move into a nursing or residential home.

By selecting Care 1st, you can have the ‘peace of mind’ that you are choosing a fully managed home care service that is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are not an introductory agency – our carers are employed and trained directly by us and are fully DBS checked.

Email us or call today on 0117 968 4809  to find out how a live-in or visiting carer can support you and your loved one in their own home, or alternatively request a callback and we’ll call you.

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At Care 1st we offer a range of specialist services from live-in, visiting home care, respite, palliative care, support with mental health and learning disabilities, we’re on hand to support you and your loved one with: 

Live-in Care

Live-in care provided by Care 1st is a fully managed, live-in home care service, providing 24/7 support and companionship. Our live-in care service is managed by our experienced, compassionate care managers and supported by one of our hand-picked, fully DBS checked expertly trained carers. As part of our live-in service our carer will come to live at home with you to offer you or your loved one round the clock support to suit your needs and wishes, from help getting up and about, shopping, cleaning, preparing meals, accompanying you to appointments or to meet friends. We manage everything for you, meaning that you don’t need to worry about anything – live-in carer pay, holiday or sickness cover, or any of the day-to-day niggles. We remove the stress, so you can just concentrate on enjoying being a family.

Home Care Visits

Our home care visits can be anything from just 30 minutes a week to a few visits per day, or longer companionship sits – we also provide waking and sleeping nights for any concerns that you may have around leaving your loved one alone at night. So whether you’re loved one needs a little help getting up and about in the morning, needs a few errands running during the day, or just feels a little lonely every now and again and would benefit from sharing a natter and a cup of tea in the afternoon, our visiting home carers are on hand to offer the support that you need, when you need it. Our carers can support your loved one with: 

  • Personal care, washing and dressing
  • Help with medication
  • Preparing tasty, nutritious meals
  • Household duties such as vacuuming, dusting and washing up
  • Laundry & ironing
  • Shopping
  • Changing the bed linen
  • Support with getting to and from appointments
  • Visiting loved ones and friends
  • Getting out and about in the community
  • Sleeping or waking nights

Respite Care

If you are a main care giver, respite cover can be provided to you and your family offering temporary support and relief to enable you to take a short break from the demands of providing care for a loved one. Whether you have a family emergency, you need a short break so you can get some much needed rest, you may have a  business trip or a longer holiday, or your loved one needs a little additional care and support after a spell in hospital – whatever your short term care needs we are here to help. 

Dementia Care

Caring for a loved one with Dementia is daunting, challenging and life changing and incredibly unsettling for the person learning to live with Dementia. Our patient, expertly trained carers have the necessary skills to provide the compassionate support your loved one needs to live a full, independently and happy life at home. Our live-in care managers recognise the strain the condition can put on the entire family and will work alongside you to create a bespoke care plan tailored to their personal needs and wishes. We are able to offer live-in support, or alternatively our visiting home care team can pop in daily to give you a welcome break.

Palliative & End of Life Care

At Care 1st we recognise that being faced with the impending need for palliative or end of life care can be both an emotional and stressful time for families. Our compassionate live-in and visiting carers are discrete, patient, kind and compassionate – they are expertly trained and will support you and your loved one with whatever you need. Whether you need the domestic day-to-day tasks such as shopping, washing, cleaning taken care of so that you don’t need to think about the running of the household, help with your loved ones personal care or simply need some emotional support over a cup of tea when you are feeling low. Our care team are on hand to provide the emotional support and companionship, which is so incredibly important to families going through the painful end of life journey. 

Specialist Care

Care 1st offers a range of fully managed, person-centred, specialist care services including live-in and visiting care options for people living with complex needs; such as Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, palliative or end of life care. We recognise that your loved one may have a specialist need but still want to remain independent at home. Our expert live-in and visiting carers can provide support in their own home so that there is no need to move into a residential or nursing home.

We work closely with your loved one, the family and the individuals within your loved one’s care circle, such as GPs, specialist doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social workers, solicitors and case managers – to provide a responsive, caring and most importantly a flexible service. A service that’s built entirely around their unique and specialist needs. Our patient, experienced and compassionate care team are able to provide support even to those that are deemed to be too difficult to support at home and would traditionally be looked after in a nursing or residential environment. 

Supported Living

At Care 1st we have the unique skills and experience to offer your loved one the supported living options to feel comfortable, confident and capable to live independently at home through either our live-in or our visiting care service. Our care managers work alongside you to put together a carefully coordinated tailored support plan to meet your individuals needs. It may be that just a little daily support is all that is needed to ensure that your loved one feels confident at home – or they may need a more involved service. 

We offer support for people with physical disabilities or mental health needs, to encourage independence and to help them manage daily tasks and their routine. We support your loved one to live a healthy lifestyle, help to prepare healthy meals or accompany your loved one to fitness classes, support with job seeking, paying bills, household chores and managing medication.  Our carers are carefully matched to your loved ones personal likes, dislikes, hobbies and interests – so that they fit seamlessly into their lifestyle like a friend and companion. 

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

Here at Care 1st we recognise that there is no one size fits all with mental health or learning difficulties, it may be that your loved one has complex and challenging behaviour and needs the support of a companion that understands their individual needs without getting stressed or irritated. Our patient, kind, compassionate support workers are on hand to support your loved one with whatever they need to ensure that they feel comfortable and confident at home or out and about in the community. 

Our support managers work closely with you to develop a tailored support plan which outlines the daily tasks and activities that your loved one may need a little (or a-lot) of assistance with. This can range from helping them to get up and about in the morning and to college, university or work, attending community classes or support groups, attending appointments, helping with medication, shopping, preparing meals and taking part in physical activity.

Our live-in and visiting support workers are expertly trained to ensure that your loved one lives a fulfilling, active and rewarding life within their community, taking the pressure of you so that you can go back to being a family rather than a main carer. 

If you’d like a confidential chat with one of our friendly team, please us call today on 0117 968 4809  to find out how a live-in or visiting carer or support worker can support you and your loved one in their own home, or alternatively request a callback and we’ll call you.

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