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Home Care Preferred Celebrates Good Care Week #WeCare

June 22, 2017 11:48 am

Good Care Week is upon us and runs from 16th -25th of June. The initiative was launched by Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) and is designed for all care providers, no matter what type of service, to show the public why it is so important to care! We believe now more than ever the ethos behind Good Care Week is so important, and we are both delighted and proud to be participating in the event this week. At Home Care Preferred we are privileged to work with kindhearted compassionate people who have dedicated their lives to caring for the vulnerable ensuring they are treated with respect, dignity and enabling them to continue living independently. We thrive on facilitating an environment...

Product Of the Week

June 20, 2017 1:34 pm

Mobility Care Folding Ramp Strong yet lightweight, the Mobility Care® Folding Ramp is made from aluminium and features a high traction, non-slip surface. Easy to fold out with just one central hinge section, the ramp provides wheelchair and scooter users with access to many more areas that are usually accessed by steps. Easily stored and benefiting from a carrying handle, this ramp is available in four sizes.                         Key Features Enables wheelchair users to access buildings with steps Suitable for manual or powered wheelchairs and scooters Lightweight and strong aluminium construction High traction, non slip surface Available in four sizes (3,4,5,6 feet length) RRP £133.00 Our price £99.00 (Price quoted...

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Beat The Heat! Keep safe in the sun summer

June 15, 2017 5:31 pm

The temperatures are set to sore across the UK! While this is welcome news for many, it can cause major health problems for the elderly if the appropriate precautions aren’t taken. The Met Office has issued a warning that 70% of the United Kingdom will see heatwave conditions over Sunday and Monday. NHS England has compiled a heatwave plan to ensure we can all bask in the glorious summer sunshine safely. They recommend: Looking after yourself and others during hot weather Supporting vulnerable people, particularly the elderly)  before and during a heatwave Look after children during a heatwave The main risks posed by a heatwave are: dehydration (not having enough water) overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who...

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Diabetes Week 2017: Can You Reduce Your Risk?

June 12, 2017 5:12 pm

This week marks Diabetes Week, an annual highlight in the charity Diabetes UK’s calendar, which aims to raise awareness of the conditions and vital funds for their work. This year’s theme is Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes. In-keeping with the theme, we have delved into this condition to determine if you can reduce your risk, giving us the knowledge to ensure we minimise our chances of developing the condition. You can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. But around 3 in 5 cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making simple changes in our everyday lives. How can I reduce my risk? Some of the risk factors for type 2...

Product of the Week

June 9, 2017 4:31 pm

Compact Easy Rollator Key Features Mesh seat and back offer a comfortable place to rest Lightweight aluminium frame and swivel wheels make it easy to manoeuvre Supplied with detachable shopping bag Supportive, wheeled walking aid Practical and versatile, the NRS Compact Easy™ Rollator is a great way to support yourself when you’re walking in your home or outside. Trips to the shops are made much simpler as this rollator is supplied with a detachable shopping bag for your purchases. Cleverly designed in lightweight aluminium, this folding wheeled walking aid also features a mesh seat and back so that you can rest comfortably on your excursions. With reflectors to help you to be seen in low light and with easy grip...

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Amazing Person of The Week: Figen Karadogan

June 7, 2017 3:12 pm

Our Amazing Person of The Week is back! And this time we’re being cheeky and shining the spotlight on one of the Home Care Preferred family, our Care Manager Figen Karadogan. You may remember back in January Figen won the Great British Care Awards London ‘Frontline Leader’ accolade. Of course, this is a fantastic achievement to be recognised at such a prestigious level – and is testament to her hard-work and kindness. She goes above and beyond on a daily basis and always has the interests of our clients at heart. We pride ourselves on being an active part of a thriving community. Therefore we were delighted when Figen also received the ‘Champions of Our Community’ award recently by a...

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Wear It Beat It: Keep your Heart Healthy

June 6, 2017 1:04 pm

This Friday 9th June 2017 marks Wear It Beat It, a fundraising incentive organised by British Heart Foundation to raise vital funds for the charity. To mark the occasion here are our top tips for keeping your heart healthy: Healthy Eating A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you gaining weight, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of some cancers. Even if you already have a heart condition, a healthy diet can benefit your heart.# A balanced diet  Everyone should aim for a well balanced diet. Faddy crash diets may not provide the balance of nutrients you need....

Product Of the Week

June 2, 2017 9:37 am

Karma Ergo Lite The Ergo Lite transit wheelchair is an innovative piece of mobility equipment from Karma Mobility and weighing just 8.3kg, this lightweight chair is one of the lightest you will find available on the market; and it comes at a fantastic price. Features include the Ergo range seating system which has become highly popular, and our Aegis microbe shield and shaped seat will add to comfort and practicality. The user will be as safe as can be in this wheelchair without sliding from the seat, and the half folding backrest allows the chair to easily fold and make transport and storage problem free. Features Ultra light frame from 8.3kg (18lbs) S-Ergo system provides pressure relief and reduces sliding...

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Home Care Preferred Hosts Recruitment Open Day

June 1, 2017 12:07 pm

We’re delighted that Home Care Preferred is growing at an impressive rate with a substantial number of new clients joining us month on month. Due to this increase in demand for our services we are actively recruiting new Support Assistants ( both hourly and live-in) to join the Home Care Preferred family. The open day is free to attend and will take place on Friday 9th of June between 10am and 4pm. It will be held at our premises in Winchmore Hill: Home Care Preferred 49 Station Road Winchmore Hill London N21 3NB This is a great opportunity to hear more about career opportunities at Home Care Preferred, ask any questions you may have and meet our friendly team. If you like...

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Dementia Awareness Film Success

May 17, 2017 9:56 am

To mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017, Home Care Preferred have pledged to raise awareness regarding the condition. With the help of local production house Crooked House Films and two talented school children from Eversley Primary School, we have created a short educational film shedding light on the common misconceptions about dementia and pointing people to where they can find support and more information. The film went live on Monday evening (15th May) and received over 10,000 hits on Facebook in the first 24 hours! Dementia is a condition close to our hearts. Every day we support individuals and families who are living with the condition and many members of the Home Care Preferred team have also been touched by dementia in...