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Free Care Fee Funding Appointments

December 18, 2017 3:26 pm

We are collaborating with Rabeya Islam, an accredited Later Life Adviser & Partner of St James Place Wealth Management to bring you an opportunity to ask any questions around finance and funding of care. These sessions will be held at our offices and will be done on a one-to-one basis lasting 20-30 minutes. All sessions must be pre-booked, but there are only 4 so act quickly to secure yours!  

10 Top Tips For Communicating With Someone With Dementia

December 7, 2017 11:03 am

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be quite challenging for most families. The tips posted below can be extremely helpful for family, friends or carers when trying to communicate with the person who has dementia. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the relationship with your loved one. Set a positive mood for interaction- your attitude and body language communicate your feelings stronger than your words. Try speaking in a pleasant manner with a softer tone of voice and positive facial expressions to convey your message. Get the persons attention- when you need to speak, keep distractions to a minimum. Try turning off the TV and closing the curtains. Before beginning...

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Marriage could lower the risk of dementia

November 29, 2017 4:01 pm

A new study posted in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry found that marriage could in fact lower the risk of developing dementia. Combined results of 15 studies with data including 800,000 participants, finds that people who remain single are at a greater risk of developing dementia than people who are married by 42%. Widowers were 20% more likely to develop the condition. The risk of dementia between those who were married and divorced showed no difference. It’s important to note that these findings are based only on observational studies and no firm conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn. However, it is suggested by the researchers that marriage may help both partners to have healthier lifestyles, including exercising more, eating a healthy diet, and...

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Care To Limbo Christmas Charity Gala

November 14, 2017 4:32 pm

On Tuesday 12th of December join us on the Red Carpet for a glass of fizz, incredible food & dancing, entertainment by Mowtown band Natalie Williams’ Soul Family (regulars at legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club), and exciting charity auction & raffle prizes, and of course plenty of Limbo! The Care To Limbo campaign has been raising awareness and funds for four amazing charities: Alzheimer’s Society, Carers UK, Crisis and Macmillan Cancer Support, and the Care To Limbo Christmas Gala is the culmination of all this success, we cant wait to celebrate the campaign and raise essential funds for four incredible causes close to our hearts. 7.00 pm –  Fizz reception 7.45 pm – Three course meal with wine and entertainment 1.00 am...

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Alzheimer’s Research UK WW2 musical fundraiser success

November 3, 2017 4:25 pm

On Saturday 21st of October we were honoured to host our second fundraising event in aid of a charity close to our hearts, Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charity is making pioneering steps in devising treatments to prevent, slow down and ultimately cure dementia. Having experienced the disease in both a professional and personal setting Home Care Preferred are delighted to be able to support their work where we can. Our ‘We’ll Meet Again’ World War 2 musical was enjoyed by young and old alike – many donned their finest 1940’s inspired gear and really got into the spirit of the evening. The Compton Players were once again on fine form performing the show with passion and pizzazz. It was lovely...

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How to fund your loved one’s care: free one to one advice clinics

October 25, 2017 4:14 pm

At Home Care Preferred we understand how daunting it can be deciding how to fund yours or a loved ones care (at what is usually an upsetting and stressful time). Deciding the best way to fund support can be extremely confusing and hard to navigate if you don’t know the ‘in’s and out’s’ of the industry, which can often lead to families making ill informed decisions. To tackle this, we are pleased to announce we will be hosting a series of one to one advice clinics were the public can access expert advice from a professional Independent Financial Adviser who is accredited in the later life advisory sector. We will be collaborating with SOLLA qualified St James’s Wealth Management Partner...

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Care To Limbo launch party success

October 25, 2017 3:05 pm

Earlier this month The Mayor of Enfield, Christine Hamilton and MP for Enfield Southgate, Bambos Charalambous,  both flexed their limbo skills for the launch of our new social media based fundraising campaign, ‘Care To Limbo’. Launched this October, with the help of local dignitaries  as well as celebrity sportsmen such as British track sprinter Dwain Chambers and QPR footballers, Care To Limbo is designed to help raise awareness and funds for four chosen charities; Alzheimer’s Society, Carers UK, Crisis and Macmillan Cancer Support. A similar concept to the “ice bucket challenge”, Care To Limbo challenges people around the world to record themselves doing the limbo dance, and we have already seen people in France and Italy pick up the limbo gauntlet. ...

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Home Care Preferred Franchise reaches finals – The Franchise Marketing Awards 2017

October 25, 2017 2:33 pm

Earlier this year, Home Care Preferred Franchise entered the prestigious Franchise Marketing Awards 2017! The awards are one of the industry’s most coveted accolades and renowned for celebrating innovation and effective marketing support offered by franchisers to their franchisees. Judged by a panel of experts who are highly regarded in their fields the awards were held on Friday 13th October 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. The Home Care Preferred Franchise business is just over six months old, whilst we knew the competition for the awards would be strong we wanted to show how well the business has been doing since its launch and what we’ve managed to achieve in such a short space of time. Our competition included franchise businesses with multiple locations...

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Team Leader Naz Sen Nominated for Prestigious Award

September 13, 2017 4:15 pm

Home Care Preferred are delighted to announce that one our Team Members, Mr Naz Sen, has been nominated for a prestigious award. Laing Buisson have shortlisted our Team Leader for the ‘Rising Star of the Year 2017’ and we couldn’t be prouder. The Laing Buisson Awards are ‘the Oscar’s of the health and social care sector’ and are in their 12th year of recognising excellence. The awards are judged independently and objectively and have a real focus on the people providing the care as well as their advisers. The awards attract a huge amount of nominations making it an enormous achievement to be shortlisted, and we hope you will join us in wishing Naz the best of luck in the...

Product of the Week

September 8, 2017 4:34 pm

  Dakota Riser Recliner Chair The Dakota Intalift Chair has excellent safety and comfort features to give the user an excellent versatile chair. Its a sleek modern looking chair with a contemporary T back design which has extra padding on the backrest giving excellent comfort. The memory foam seat upholstery provides luxurious comfort and helps to distribute pressure when sitting in the chair for extended periods of time. This chair has 3 motors which gives the user greater flexibility when adjusting their leg rest and backrest. Both the leg rest and back rest can be controlled independently allowing the user to find their perfect position, an example of this the backrest can be upright whilst the leg rest is fully...