Care Support: Choosing Care

Discover which type of care is right for you or your loved one.

Bluebird's Care Support: Care at Home or Residential Care?

Realising that you or a loved one needs extra support often raises some worries and concerns, especially surrounding whether it’s time to move into residential care or whether care at home is possible.

This decision doesn’t have to be overwhelming, nor do you have to make it on your own. We encourage all families to come together to discuss their options, allowing you to come to a shared decision that you’re all comfortable with.


Care Support: What to Consider When Choosing Care?

There are a number of points that should be considered when choosing care for yourself or a loved one:

Cost of Care

For many people, the cost of care is a significant factor when deciding what sort of care is most appropriate. Is your provider affordable? Are they in line with other providers in the area? There are a number of ways that care can be funded; see our Help with Funding page for more information.

Level of Care

Consider how much support you or your loved one needs – some people require 24/7 care, while others only need a daily check-in. Ensure that your chosen provider offers the type of care package you’re afterand that they’re flexible to meet changing needs.

Specialisation of Care

Specialised care is important in many cases; especially when you or your loved one has a health condition with specific requirements. You need to ensure that the provider you’ve chosen can offer specialised care based on your condition.

Home Care

Your home is not only comfortable and familiar, it’s a place filled with happy memories and sentimental value. How much do you love and value being able to stay in your home? If staying at home is a priority, then home care is an excellent solution.

Lifestyle in Care

What sort of lifestyle do you currently lead and what sort of lifestyle would you like to lead in the future? Many home care providers  support customers to remain active in their local communities while offering some extra support to complete day-to-day tasks with confidence.


Could you or a loved one benefit from some additional home care support? Contact us today to start your journey with Bluebird Care Bournemouth and Poole.



What Does Home Care Involve?

At Bluebird Care Bournemouth and Poole, we offer a number of domiciliary care (home care) services that are designed to provide you with the support you need and give your family peace of mind that you’re in good hands.

This includes live-in care (where a care assistant stays with you at your home to provide 24/7 care), overnight care (where a care assistant stays with you overnight to provide additional support and reassurance), physical disabilities care, end-of-life care at home, respite care (where a care assistant is provided to give your usual caregiver a break), companion care, and specialist care services (complex care).

Many types of home care crossover with each other to ensure that you’re provided with a premium level of home care support. All of our care plans are completely tailored to your needs with the flexibility to change as your needs change.


Frequently Asked Questions around Care Support & Choosing Care

Who does Bluebird Care Bournemouth and Poole provide home care for?

We provide care services to children and adults of all ages. From providing short-term support to someone returning home from a hospital stay to providing 24/7 care for someone experiencing a terminal illness, there is no one-size-fits-all approach here.

How do I know what is and isn’t included in my home care package?

When you enquire with us, we will provide you with a guide that outlines exactly what is and isn’t included in the type of care you require. You and your family will also be fully involved in the creation of your care and support plan, which outlines in more detail how your care assistant will support you.

When should I start planning care for my loved one?

It’s never too early to investigate what options are available. This will also give you the opportunity to find the best quality care and prepare for financing, rather than having to do it all at the last minute. Our team is more than happy to discuss your available options.

What if my care needs change over time?

This is no problem at all and something we expect. Your needs are  reviewed regularly, and your care and support plan is adjusted accordingly. We also welcome feedback from family and friends who you’ve involved in your care decisions, who you may wish to  communicate on your behalf  to discuss your changing needs.


Why Choose Bluebird Care Bournemouth and Poole for your Home Care Needs?

Our team is highly experienced in providing premium quality care that is both respectful and thorough. Our expert  care assistants are available at any time of the day or night who are able to provide assistance occasionally, regularly, or in a live-in capacity – whatever your needs and preferences dictate.

We care about our care team and are committed to supporting them in supporting you. Our team receives thorough training to update their knowledge and skills, we regularly check in with them, and we ensure that they’re well-taken care of with coverage for when they are sick or on annual leave.

As a leading care services provider, we are proud to operate a Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated service and to hold a Good rating. We are also members of the Homecare Association.


Contact Us for Personalised Home Care Support

This is why the team at Bluebird Care Bournemouth and Poole is here to support you every step of the way. We want to make a difference in your or your loved one’s life, help them remain in the comfort of their own home, access their local community, and live as independently as possible in line with their wishes.

Contact us today to start your home care journey with Bluebird Care Bournemouth and Poole.




How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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