care services

Care Services offered from our Oxford office

Personal care

  • short and long visits (minimum of 1 hour)
  • support at night time (sleeping and waking nights)
  • assistance with personal care
  • bathing and washing
  • meal preparation
  • medication assistance
  • continence care

Domestic & Social care

We are able to provide the following support to clients at home:

  • domestic support including cleaning, vacuuming and ironing
  • meal preparation
  • shopping
  • sitting service to allow family members respite
  • organising trips out e.g. for shopping, visiting library, garden centre, weddings etc.

Palliative Care

The Oxford office has developed a team of specialist carers and nurses who are able to provide palliative and end of life care for clients who wish to remain in their own home close to relatives and friends. Services include:

  • personal care
  • live in care
  • day time visits
  • night time care (sleeping and waking nights)
  • meal preparation
  • respite care for family and friends

Live -in Care

  • We employ specially trained and experienced carers who are able to undertake live in care assignments for clients who require 24-hour support.
  • Assignments can last from one week to┬álong term┬ábased on the client’s needs. The Registered manager carries out an assessment of the client’s needs before identifying a suitable carer or carers to provide round the clock support.
  • Further carers can be identified to cover the daily 3-hour break for the live in carer, if the client cannot be left on their own or family/friends are not able to cover the rest periods.
  • The live in carer will provide 24-hour support for the client and ensure that the client’s needs are met at all times.

Nursing Care

  • We are able to provide a range of nursing services to clients at home or in other locations. Our nurse manager ensures that a thorough assessment of the client’s needs is carried out before confirming the competences of the nurses to work in a specific environment.
  • Where necessary, additional training can be provided to meet specialist needs. Nurses are only placed within their area of expertise.
  • Our nurses are qualified to a high level and all have experience of working in the NHS and with private clients.
testimonials
"C and I and all the family would like to thank you for your all your help and the excellent care you provided to C over the past year. The carers are truly wonderful people and showed enormous kindness and friendship to C, and also to ourselves. C and we became very attached to them and we thank them warmly and wish all of them and you all the very best for the future. It was also so helpful that they were able to be with C when she was in hospital over that last month and a great comfort for her to have friendly and familiar faces at her bedside all the time. Thank you."
"My father has vascular dementia and cognitive problems from a stroke he survived 4 years ago. Just before Christmas, Dad became extremely ill and was rushed into hospital. We were told he had about 3 hours to live. His bowel had twisted and his blood pressure was 60/50! I rushed to the hospital along with my family. We were in complete shock as his health was failing so quickly. Even the priest turned up and read Dad his last rights. Thankfully Dad hung on in there and pulled through. We all felt so exhausted and decided to go home to freshen up. We later discovered from the nurses that 1st Homecare staff put aside their own plans for Christmas and went to the hospital to make sure dad was ok and had someone with him whilst we took a break. These very special, wonderful carers selflessly went above and beyond to care and help my whole family with their huge hearts and endless kindness. I would highly recommend 1st Homecare to everyone. Thank you"
"My sister and I needed help for my mother back in January 2019 very urgently and 1st Homecare were able to sort out a package for the evening of the next day, which was remarkably good. My mother has very much enjoyed the company of the carers, and my sister and I have enjoyed the peace of mind which it brought. NT (April 2019)"
"When you look for a provider, you look for a friendly and professional service. 1st Homecare (Oxford) Ltd provide both. Sometimes care needs change or are required urgently and the care manager has always been quick to respond and effective- would recommend. DC (April 2019)"
"1st Homecare provide an excellent level of service with consistently high quality staff. 1st Homecare are unique in my experience ensuring each and every person is highly professional, supremely competent and most importantly, sensitive and diligent in their duty of care. I feel myself to be extremely fortunate to have forged such a good relationship with my care provider and, because I am given respect and time, I think of many of my carers as friends and not just employees. Long may it continue. AT (Jan 2020)"
"I am not ill (just old!) but I am very lonely since my husband died and a visit from a carer each morning starts the day on a cheerful note. DS (Jan 2020)"
"Good, professional service received. Thank you. JG (Jan 2020)"
"I cannot fault my care. PE (Jan 2020)"
"I mostly have care from two regular carers and they are excellent to me. Without their care and friendliness I know I would not be where I am now. It's always a pleasure to see them. JP (Jan 2020)"