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Social Care Strain In The UK

May 17, 2018 4:36 pm

A report this week has come to light calling on the government to put together an advertising campaign to attract more social care workers. They say that they are struggling because of low pay & low morale. PAC chair Meg Hillier said the low regard for care work in the UK was a “source of national shame”, adding: “The sector is scraping by and without an explicit, long-term plan backed by government it could soon be on its knees. Levels of unmet needs are high and rising; short-term funding fixes are a road to nowhere and the ingrained issues that lead to high turnover in the workforce could be compounded by Brexit. We urge government to publish this year, and then...

Local Activities For Those Over 50

April 30, 2018 4:34 pm

Sometimes it’s difficult to find fun local activities to attend, so we at Home Care Preferred have compiled a list for you! Please see below some of the activities, clubs and classes you can do locally:   Active Life Club Meet new people and have a hot meal Every Friday at 9.30am St Georges Church Hall 710 Hertford Road Enfield, EN3 6NR Cost: £5 including a free exercise class To book contact Jenny on 07813 369 929   Memory Lane Café and Carers Club A self-funding club offering fun and laughter for anyone suffering with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. They provide tea, coffee, cakes, snacks, entertainment, games and support for carers. Every Friday 10.30am – 1.30pm St Monica’s Parish Social Club...

Would you know what to do if you or a loved one needed care?

March 27, 2018 10:24 am

There is an increased need for care as we are an aging population. By 2031, 1 in 4 people will be over 65 and 66% of the population will need care by 2038. Do you know how to plan for this or will you be hot with panic when the need for care presents itself? We have many calls every day with people enquiring for care that just don’t know what to do. Generally, individuals do not know what options there are around fees, if they can receive any government help, the differences in care options or how long this takes to put into place. We will always do our best to show our potential clients what options they do...

FREE Networking event in aid of Headway!

March 20, 2018 2:43 pm

We are hosting a fantastic networking event to help raise money for Headway- the brain injury association. You will get a beautiful showcase of the most amazing candles with the profits from sales going to Headway. Plus- if anyone books a candle party to hold at their own home, the lovely host Maria will donate an extra £5 to Headway! you will also get to network the evening away! Where? The Kings Head – Winchmore Hill When? Thursday April 12th at 6.30pm Price? FREE!

Beat the cold- #WarmChallenge

February 26, 2018 5:03 pm

As you have probably felt, the weather is plummeting down to below freezing temperature this week. You will leave your house and as your fingers go numb and the moisture in your eyes freezes over, you will think of nothing else but getting back inside with the warmth of the heating to slowly melt your frozen toes back to normal. So, let us ask you this- Will you think about your elderly loved ones or neighbours? It is so important that you do. Older people are more at risk because their bodies often struggle to adjust to the temperature change. Cold weather also increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke as well as serious illnesses such as flu...

Home Care Preferred – Health Investor Awards Finalists!

February 20, 2018 4:34 pm

You heard correctly… We are finalists (again!) for the 2018 Health Investor Awards. We were proud winners in 2016 & finalists in 2017. We are delighted to announce that Home Care Preferred are finalists in two categories in the prestigious Health Care Investor Awards 2018. The categories are: Community Support Provider 2018 & Domiciliary Care Provider 2018. The winner will be announced on 13th June 2018 at a Gala Dinner, Grosvenor House, London Watch this space…    

How Will You Spend Your February 13th?

February 12, 2018 10:03 am

Tomorrow is Pancake Day- YAY! How will you spend your February 13th? Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). Whether you are celebrating for Lent, keeping up with family traditions or just want an excuse to eat delicious food, it is a great opportunity to take advantage of Pancake Day to spend time with family members and all make pancakes together. Pancake Day can be super fun and family inclusive – being the person to flip them...

Home Care Preferred Chooses Their Charity of The Year 2018

January 23, 2018 5:01 pm

This year, we will be fundraising for Headway – The Brain Injury Association. We have many upcoming events and challenges for you to take part in. We have chosen Headway as every 90 seconds, someone is admitted to hospital with a brain injury. Currently there are over 1 million people living with the long term effects if a brain injury in the UK. A brain injury can challenge every aspect of someone’s life- Walking, talking thinking & even feeling being some to name. The losses can be severe and permanent. For most, it can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were. Headway help people to rebuild their lives, relearn lost skills and regain...

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...