links

The following sites may be of interest to you:

Care Quality Commission All you need to know about 1st Homecare Leighton Buzzard registration with the CQC.

All you need to know about 1st Homecare Oxford registration with the CQC.

Age UK

Alzheimer’s society

Central Bedfordshire Adult Social Care

Buckinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care

Oxfordshire County Council

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Disability Resource Centre – Dunstable

Paying for care.  A very useful website which sets out some of the many financial considerations when considering the cost of various care options.

 

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)"