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Product of the week Bendable Utensil Set

February 22, 2017 3:11 pm

Ideal for people with visual impairment and memory problems to aid eating. Highly visible, red rocker knife Contoured, flexible rubber handle for an easy grip Bendable shaft for your convenience Set contains a Rocker Knife, Fork, Dessert Spoon and Teaspoon Latex free and dishwasher safe Price £ 30.00 (+ VAT if applicable)

Amazing Person of The Week: Jane Kerr Wood

February 21, 2017 7:16 pm

Home Care Preferred had the pleasure of meeting Jane recently, and hearing more about her inspiring project. She has recently publish a new book about ‘the funny side of being a carer’ – “Dementia Diva – tales and tips from a survivor”. Jane, a local artist, wrote and illustrated the publication herself. Born out of her years spent caring for her elderly Mother who was living with dementia. She describes it as “a comic book for adults” as it is packed with 20 pages of cartoons in full colour; an easy read punctuated with diary entries from her experiences supporting her Mother and advice on how to cope if you are in a similar situation. Most people these days have...

Why You Should Be Volunteering

February 20, 2017 6:17 pm

Today marks the beginning of National Student Volunteering Week, an initiative to get students out into the world, boosting their CV and equipping them with life-long skills. This got us thinking, volunteering is one of the most beneficial and rewarding activities one can undertake, and not just as an extracurricular activity as you attempt to take that first leap onto the career ladder. Don’t believe us? The facts below highlight exactly why you should be volunteering: It’s Good For You Health  Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on someone other than yourself, your stress levels start to decrease, your immune system is strengthened and your overall sense of life satisfaction increases. This...

State of NHS Beats Brexit as Top Public Concern

February 15, 2017 12:26 pm

Approximately  half of the British public views the NHS as the biggest issue facing the country (beating brexit) according the latest Ipsos MORI index. 49% of the public believe our National Health Service is the biggest concern blighting Britain, this is a 9% rise since the last survey was conducted in December – and highlights that concerns are are their highest level since 2003. The proportion who view the NHS as the country’s largest issue reigns supreme across a wide range of  demographic groups who were questioned, this view spiked amongst women (54%) and over 65s (55%). NHS is also the biggest issue across all social grade and age brackets, apart from those aged 55+ in the social grade ABC1...

Standing Side by Side to Find a Match for People with Dementia this Valentines Day

February 14, 2017 10:26 am

Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new matching service that will enable volunteers to connect to people with dementia over shared hobbies and interests. Side by Side is an innovative matching service that has been launched by the charity this valentines day. It highlights a totally new approach to volunteering. A third of people with dementia lose friends after their diagnosis, and nearly two thirds who live on their own feel lonely. It is vital that those affected are able to remain part of their community and continue to participate in past-times and activities they enjoy. By taking part in activities with the support of a volunteer with similar interests, they can continue with their hobbies – or even find new ones...

Product of the Week Profiling bed

February 13, 2017 4:55 pm

The Medley Ergo range from Invacare offers the perfect balance between budget, functionality and quality requirements. The four sectioned profiling mattress support allows for a range of height combinations, providing an ideal position for the carer and comfort for the client. The height of the bed offers increased security for clients enabling them to sleep with real peace of mind. It’s low to the floor, (210mm in height) which, combined with a floor mattress, reduces harm from falls. Carers also have the option to raise the bed to a more suitable height when necessary. This makes it easier for clients to get in and out of bed, providing more independence for those who can self transfer. The bed is also...

Fabulous at 60+: Why It’s Never Too Late To Dream Big

February 13, 2017 12:52 pm

There have always been high achievers between 60 and 100 who crowned a career with their best-ever work or chose a whole new life and aced it. As our life expectancy improves, it is only feasible that we use our retirement and new found ‘spare-time’ to chase those dreams and goals that can so easily get pushed aside in the daily rat race of your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Still in need of some inspiration? Take a look at these ‘late-bloomers’ who are or have completely aced life in their ‘twilight years’. Business Colonel Harland Sanders struggled as a businessman and restaurateur until he thought of selling franchises for his fried chicken brand KFC when he was 62. Four cents...

Got the Grandchildren this half term? Easy recipes to bake together

February 10, 2017 11:40 am

With schools up and down the country breaking up for the February half-term, many Grandparents will be preparing to pick up the child-care gauntlet and spend some quality time with their beloved Grandchildren. Entertaining the kids can be difficult at the best of times – let alone in soggy, sub-zero temperatures. But everyone enjoys a sweet treat, and baking is the perfect opportunity to introduce your Grandchildren to the kitchen and the joys of cooking from scratch. Plus it gives them the opportunity to get their hands dirty and make lasting memories with Nan or Grandad as they do. Here are some easy recipes to try out this Half Term: Crispy Chocolate Squares Ingredients 4 Mars bars (or chocolate bars...

Why You Should Be Hiring People With Autism

February 9, 2017 5:06 pm

n the UK there are more than 700,000 individuals living with autism, however, less than 15% of these people are in full-time employment. This is a dispiriting figure when you consider the many skills and talents people with autism have, skills which are highly beneficial in the workplace. Autism Spectrum Disorder is not a disease or illness and it cannot be cured – the unique elements of autism are an integral part of the person’s make-up. As it is defined across a spectrum, people with autism will all experience it in a unique way, however, it usually has some effect on how individuals communicate and interact with others. As well, it is also important to remember that autism is not...

Product of the Week Portland Riser Recliner Chair

February 8, 2017 11:11 am

Memory 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 (terms and conditions may apply) RRP £1099.00 Our Price £ 549.00