6 Ways to Support Someone with Mental Health

January 31, 2017 12:04 pm

Some mental health conditions can stay completely hidden and go untreated. And if you noticed someone behaving out of character, which could be a sign that they are developing a mental health condition, what could you do? Here are six simple ways you could support them as told by the Metro. 1. Start a conversation Start informally by asking someone how they are, make it sound as though you’re really interested in knowing if they are OK. If necessary, make sure you find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. 2. Don’t make glib remarks It’s surprising how many people think it’s helpful to say ‘pull yourself together’. Would you say ‘just walk it off’ to someone with a broken leg?...

Product of the Week (2 in 1) Indoor Rollator & Trolley

January 30, 2017 4:21 pm

Let’s Go Indoor Rollator & Trolley Take your drinks and food to your dining area or living room with the Let’s Go Indoor Rollator & Trolley, which helps you to move around your home safely and with ease. With a clip on tray to carry snacks and meals, this useful indoor walker supports you as you go about your daily tasks. Reducing the risk of falls, this rollator trolley also features a carry bag and is easy to manoeuvre with its simple-to-use brakes and lightweight frame. Helps you to walk and carry items in your home Suitable for indoor use Tray can transport food and drinks from one room to another Easy to manoeuvre Easy to apply brakes Special offer...

David Cameron Appointed President of Leading Dementia Charity

January 30, 2017 4:06 pm

David Cameron has called for more funding for dementia, as he was announced as the new president of Alzheimer’s Research UK. The former prime minister said there should be a more open discussion around dementia, which must not be written off as “an inevitability of later life”. Writing in The Times he said dementia funding was too far behind cancer research and stroke research. He quit as prime minister and then left Parliament after the EU referendum. He has already taken on a role with the National Citizen Service. On his latest position, Mr Cameron said: “We must win the battle for priorities. “Cancer research and stroke research deserve all their funding – but dementia shouldn’t be so far behind.”...

Amazing Person of The Week: Geraldine Forster

January 25, 2017 4:37 pm

For many ‘backpacking’ is a luxury reserved for youngsters, but they are wrong. Meet Geraldine, the granny backpacking solo around the world at the age of 72 and loving it. She has been on an around the world adventure for the last seven years, and shows no sign of hanging up her backpack and passport any time soon. Geraldine has visited 50 countries so far, and left her hometown of Essex behind after retiring from her 30 year career running a hair salon. Her website’s tagline proclaims. “I will not sit at home and gather dust,”. The mum of three stays in hostels in order to keep within her budget ( she is travelling on a pension). While she admits...

Product of the week Portland Riser Recliner Chair

January 23, 2017 3:38 pm

  Foam seat cushion provides exceptional comfort. Dual motor function The footrest can be elevated and the backrest can be reclined independently. Ergonomically contoured seat & back. User friendly four button hand controller. Excellent quiet and smooth actions. Free local delivery and Installation RRP £1099.00 Our Price £ 599.00 (Plus VAT if applicable)

Older Women Should Stay Active to Avoid Risk of Ageing Body Cells

January 19, 2017 4:53 pm

A sedentary lifestyle in older women ages their body cells, research suggests. It has been reported that women who have an inactive lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than women who exercise everyday. Women who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day, research suggests.  1,500 women aged 64 to 95 participated in research that found those who spent the majority of their day sitting and exercised for less than 40 minutes a day had cells that were biologically eight years older. As people age, their cells age, causing DNA protectors to shorten and fray. But health and lifestyle factors may speed up the process, researchers from California have revealed. It is important to keep active and...

How to Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe this Winter

January 18, 2017 4:23 pm

The winter months bring lots of challenges to the elderly. Ice, snow and cold weather can drastically increase the chances of falls and illnesses. With this current cold snap showing no sign of ceasing , here is some helpful advice for preventing common winter dangers that the elderly face. Avoid Slipping on Ice Icy, frosty roads and pavements make it easy to slip and fall, and unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence for senior citizens, especially during the winter months. Often these falls can cause major injuries such as hip and wrist fractures that lead to stays in hospital as older adults take longer to recover from such injuries and can face complications. Make sure your loved ones wear shoes...

Product of the week. Bellavista Bathlift

January 17, 2017 10:16 am

      Bellavista Bathlift At the touch of a button, gently lowers users with restricted mobility down to bottom of bath for bathing and relaxation then raises them to top again for safely getting out. Lightweight only 9.15 kg. Easy to transport fully waterproof and floatable hand control with light-touch buttons is easily operated Visit our showroom for a demonstration Free local delivery & installation Please call Solly for any further details on 0208 364 3670 Was £340.00  Now £275.00    

A message from Home Care Preferred’s founder on our 5th Birthday

January 9, 2017 4:06 pm

Five years ago today I started Home Care Preferred and at the time we had only 3 people at the office and a few care staff.  We have grown to a company employing over a 100 people and serving the same amount of clients.  The success of the business is due largely to the dedication of the team and the high levels of support our team members provide to our clients.  I am proud of our team and thank them for all their hard work and loyalty to the company.   We have exciting times ahead with the recent launch of our franchise business led by Navaniita Dhar.  We are also planning to launch HCP Social Enterprise in the near...

Amazing Person of The Week: Robert Marchand

January 6, 2017 3:57 pm

At Home Care Preferred we’re all about supporting people, be it our clients, the local community or individuals who deserve to be recognised. That’s why this year we will be acknowledging amazing people each week who have gone above and beyond. This could be through charity and community work, a personal achievement or anything in between. To kick things off, our first ‘Amazing Person of The Week’ for 2017 is French cyclist Robert Marchand. The 105 year old ( yes, 105!) has set a new record for the furthest distance cycled in an hour. He managed 14 miles at the national velodrome, which made him the fastest in this new category for riders over 105. Mr Marchand already holds the...