Tag Archive: home care

Care for a loved one

Supporting Carers In The Community

July 4, 2019 8:00 am

At Home Care Preferred, we understand that not all families can afford at home care for their loved ones and often result in taking on the carer role themselves. With last month’s Carers Week raising awareness we wanted to highlight some key statistics and share some information about the unpaid carers of the UK. According to Carers Week, a registered charity in the UK: “Almost 72% of carers in the UK said they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring, whilst well over 61% said their physical health had worsened.” National Charities  have warned that “unless more support is provided, the UK’s carers won’t be healthy enough to care for loved ones in the future.” In addition, “The...

Live in Care

Should You Consider Live-In Care?

November 27, 2018 8:30 am

Many people, as they grow older, dread the prospect of having to move into a Residential Care Home. At Home Care Preferred we provide home care for a wide range of clients, ensuring that they can remain at home in an environment that is comfortable and familiar while receiving the highest standards of care Many clients manage with hourly visits from our team at Home Care Preferred, however, Live-in care has become a successful and popular service. How does live-in care work? A carefully matched Support Assistant lives at the home of the client. Typically, they stay for 6-8 weeks and then have a one week break, at which time a second relief person steps in. Why should I consider...

Corporate Member 2018

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...

Care at home for elderly underfunded by £500m

November 8, 2016 2:12 pm

Care for elderly people living at home is being underfunded by £513m, according to the latest estimate by the United Kingdom Home Care Association. They state the findings provide evidence that the viability of state-funded home care services is at risk. The new figures follow on from the Care Quality Commission warning earlier this month that the sector was at ‘tipping point’ with cuts leading to more pressure on hospitals and consequently deteriorating performances. The UKHCA, representing home care providers who are mainly in the private and voluntary sectors under contract to local authorities, claims the funding deficit puts care for more than half a million people who are supported at home at a large risk. It has renewed calls...