Care Homes and Care at Home Providers in Bedford

142 Care Homes and Care at Home found, showing 141 - 142
Wyboston Lodge
Location: 123 The Lane, Wyboston
Bedford, MK44 3AS

Phone: 01480 475231
Website: NA
Yourlife (bedford)
Location: Oakhill Place, Overdale
Bedford, MK41 8EN

Phone: 01234 343999

Care Homes and Care at Home

Care Homes: Care homes are organisations providing accommodation and care for people who are unable to look after themselves. There are generally two types of care homes: Residential homes and Nursing homes (Most care homes offer both residential and nursing care places). Residential homes provide accommodation and personal care, such as help with washing, dressing, taking medicines, going to the toilet etc. Nursing homes, apart from the above tasks, also has one or more qualified nurse to take care of the nursing needs of the residents.

Care at Home (or Homecare) Homecare service providers provide a carer who visit you at your home to help with day-to-day tasks such as washing, dressing, taking medicines, going to the toilet, shopping, getting out for lunch etc. Some specialised providers may also provide nurses for nursing needs at home.

There are 142 Care Homes and Care at Home in Bedford.

What are GPs? : GP stands for 'General Practitioner' who can deal with all type of medical conditions and mainly treats acute (short duration) and chronic (diseases that lasts for more than three months) illnesses. GPs provide routine health care checkups like physical examinations, vaccinations, simple surgical operations etc. They also provide advice on diet and smoking, preventive care and health education to patients.
GPs are not specialized in any one particular area. So, if they can't deal with any particular medical condition, they refer the patient to the specialized hospital for tests, treatment, or to see a consultant with specialist knowledge.

What is a GP Practice? : GPs usually work in practices (a physical location / clinic) as part of a team that includes nurses, healthcare assistants, practice managers, receptionists and other staff. Practices also work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as health visitors, midwives, mental health services and social care services. GP practices should make information about their services easily available to their patients. Our website also provide detailed information about General Practices which is easy to comprehend and freely accessible.

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