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Should You Wear A Face Mask?

May 29, 2020 4:23 pm

NHS has advised that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should be self-isolating (between 7 to 14 days or maybe longer depending on symptoms) and should not leave the house.  While some who are infected may only experience mild to moderate symptoms and would fall into the category to self-isolate, there may be others that are infected but show no signs of any symptoms. Such individuals may be termed as asymptomatic carriers of the virus. This means that they do not manifest any symptoms of the viral infection at all. As the virus can be transmitted via exhaled droplets, wearing a face mask for those who appear healthy or asymptomatic may reduce the transmission of the new coronavirus virus to other people. This will limit the viral...

What is a Pandemic?

April 14, 2020 1:35 pm

  A pandemic describes an infectious disease where we see significant and ongoing person-to-person spread in multiple countries around the world at the same time. The last time a pandemic occurred was in 2009 with swine flu, which experts think killed hundreds of thousands of people. The 2002-2003 outbreak of SARS, which is also a coronavirus, was contained enough to avoid that classification. Pandemics are more likely if a virus is brand new, able to infect people easily and can spread from person-to-person in an efficient and sustained way. The WHO (World Health Organisation) pandemic phases were developed in 1999 and revised in 2005. The phases are applicable to the entire world and provide a global framework to aid countries...

Coronavirus

The ABCs Of Coronavirus

February 24, 2020 9:50 am

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. As it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses spread in cough droplets. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV...

How To Fund Your Care

How To Fund Your Care? (Updated)

January 23, 2020 3:13 pm

Funding for care may prove to be a daunting journey for some of us, especially when it comes to providing adequate support for your loved ones. We would like to share some tips on some common ways to help alleviate the cost of care :- Care Annuity or Care Fee Funding Plan/ Immediate Needs Annuities This is not the same as retirement annuity. In this instance, the care fee plan is purchased with a one-off lump sum payment (usually from savings, investment or property sale). This is not refundable unless capital protection is included. The income paid out by the insurance company is paid off for the rest of your life. This income is tax free! This type of policy...

Home Care Preferred Barnet Listed Among The Best Home Care Provider in London 2019

September 6, 2019 8:03 pm

Home Care Preferred Barnet has recently been named as one of the Top 20 Home Care providers in London 2019 by Homecare.co.uk. Homecare.co.uk is a leading UK Home Care review website with more than 9,000 Providers and has more than 2 million visits on its site per year. The homecare.co.uk Top 20 Home Care Awards 2019 highlight the most recommended Home Care Providers in each region of the UK and the Top 20 Home Care Groups in the UK. The Awards are based on the Review Score ranging from Overall Standard, Staff, Care/Support, Management, Treated with Dignity and Value for Money. The team were ecstatic with the announcement recently and to top it off, we also just had a Care...

Care Options

January 23, 2019 2:26 pm

Care Home, Home Care or Nursing Home   It is often hard to choose care option when you know so little of what is available. We have created a useful breakdown detailing some of the pros and cons of living in a care home or receiving home care, to help you understand your choice and how to plan for your care. Let’s look at Home Care:   Pros Cons  You get to stay in your own home and keep all your items   If you enjoy social contact, you may find living alone lonely. Unless you make use of the wide range of community activities available!   You get to stay in your own home and keep all your items...

Introducing a dynamic new care manager at Barnet

September 4, 2018 11:08 am

Dejalmo Pereira Maia Jr, better known as Junior, is Home Care Preferred Barnet’s enigmatic new Care Manager. Junior has a deep passion for the sector and has held positions of responsibility in other care organisations that he has worked at. When I first met Junior I was taken aback by his comprehensive knowledge and “go getter” attitude. I later learned that a personal journey led him to the care sector and ignited his passion for providing care. I was also surprised to find out that his background wasn’t in care at all, in fact he had graduated from Law School in Italy and completed a PhD in the UK soon afterwards. Juniors journey into the care sector started after completing...

Home Care Preferred Barnet – A new branch opening soon in Barnet

August 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Home Care Preferred Barnet, a home care provider who have been operating in North London since 2012, will be opening a new branch in Barnet this summer. Home Care Preferred Barnet provides care to adults over the age of 18 in their own homes and easy access to local health care professionals, service and equipment through their signposting service. The Barnet branch is being opened by Shir-li Lim, an ambitious woman with extensive experience in the care sector, and her mother Angie, a former professional in the banking sector recently immigrated from Malaysia to the UK. Shir-li and Angie will be offering the same high standards of service that hundreds of people have experienced from award winning Home Care Preferred...

Home Care Preferred Barnet Opens a New Franchise Barnet

July 8, 2018 2:56 pm

Franchise Owners (and mother-daughter partnership) Angie and Shir-Li will be launching their new business soon. Angie, having worked as a Senior Vice President in the banking sector in Malaysia, decided to move to the UK and invest in a Home Care Preferred Barnet Franchise, a model and sector very close to her daughter, Shir-Li’s, heart. In the past, Shir-Li had worked as a team leader and care coordinator for Home Care Preferred Barnet after her graduation. Their partnership signals the start of an exciting new family venture with support from Boon-Leong, Angie’s husband. Why did you decide to open your own franchise business? Angie: I was at retirement age and I decided that I wanted to invest in a business...