In-Home Care with Companionship and Quality time
At Bright Care, we understand that getting care in place and understanding your options can be daunting, not to mention because in-home care has a host of different names: domiciliary care, care at home, home care, companion care or home help.
In essence however, it’s the provision of care and support for people living, otherwise independently, within their own homes. Through a pattern of daily, weekly or live-in care, in-home is a satisfying and rewarding alternative to residential care.
We want to make this process as simple as possible.
”We truly understand the importance of solid foundations when creating care packages. Every day we’re privileged to witness the benefits for families when high-quality and consistent carers come on board.Tim CockingFounder and Managing Director
Why Care At Home
- Stay in the home you love
- Enjoy one-to-one care on your terms
- Full carer matching
- Continue to maintain your social connections
- Maintain control and independence
Specialists in privately delivered home care
During the day, hourly care at home is perfect as a premium alternative to the limitations of statutory care which is becoming increasingly insufficient. Private care provides people with choice and control over the care that they receive. We lead the field in providing high-quality care exclusively for self-funding clients in Scotland. Hourly care is a starting point, but as needs change we can develop and evolve your care package with you right up to live-in care (24-hour care).
As a family-run business, we know that the needs of our elderly clients go beyond routine practical tasks. That’s why you will always hear us talk about care and companionship. Our carers are there for both the practical support, as well as emotional support.
Ensuring our visits last 2 hours, and for a minimum of 10 hours a week, means that our carers build truly meaningful and trusted relationships with their clients.
We know that a friendly and familiar face is essential with care. That’s why it’s important to us that you know and like the person who looks after you; after all that’s how we build lasting relationships. We can’t stress highly enough the benefits that consistent and robust care arrangements bring to the whole family.
A care package must be built with solid foundations for it to be successful longer term, so we always provide introductions between our carers and yourself. Asking for your feedback and making any changes if required before a package of care starts is essential.
We are registered with the Care Inspectorate, who regulate and inspect services for quality in Scotland. Each of our offices receives an annual visit from the Care Inspectorate which lasts around two days. We currently maintain grade 5 (‘very good’) in all areas.
We also regularly audit and inspect our own services through our in-house peer-to-peer audit program run by our managers.
”High quality in-home care allows our clients to retain a level of independence and dignity that can't be matched when staying in a care home.
A realistic alternative to residential care
Care at home allows people to retain a level of independence, choice, and control that would not be possible in a care home. Staying in your own home also means you continue to live in a familiar environment, often the family home of 50 years or more, and with family, friends and other social connections intact.
The emotional distress associated with selling the family home in order to move into residential care can be painful for everyone involved. For many, their own home is going to be a better environment for care.
- Friendly companionship and genuine social support.
- Help with daily personal care activities that you cannot complete safely without assistance, e.g. getting dressed, washing, going to the toilet.
- Help with housework, preparation of meals and shopping.
- Support with the administration of medications.
- Company and assistance in running errands and appointments.
- Assistance with reading and handling household administrative tasks.
It’s straightforward to get started
Bright Care have no helped me with two of my older relatives. Both had very different and complex needs. The two different members of staff who we have experienced have been positive, caring and provided excellent service. I can't rate them highly enough and would have no hesitation recommending this company.Anne StocksGlasgow
I would recommend Margaret or Ranjit to anyone. Anything I ask of Margaret she does it – even my gardening and that's when she finishes inside the house first. So I compliment Bight Care in their choice of applicants. The girls are also friendly and trustworthy. They are a gift from God.Eve CrawfordEdinburgh
Having been with Bright Care for over two years, it is my privilege to recommend them. The professionalism of their staff is first class. I have all my needs met by the competence and flexibility of my carers.Jack GrahamLondon
Bright Care have been really excellent carers, explaining requirements we were unaware of, steering us expertly and helpfully, and offering to undertake extra tasks when we were pressed for time. We could scarcely have asked for a better service in any way.Kate JacksonStirling