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Sundown Syndrome

Taking Care of Seniors with Sundown Syndrome at Home

June 19, 2023 1:14 pm

As our loved ones age, we may encounter behavioural changes that are least expected from them. Alzheimer’s and dementia are among the most common causes of these mood shifts. Individuals affected by the illnesses mentioned above may also display restlessness, agitation, and irritability as the sun goes down. That is Sundown Syndrome. Understanding Sundown Syndrome Sundown Syndrome, also known as “sundowning” or late-day confusion, is still a mystery to doctors as there has been no data regarding its causes or treatment. It can occur at any stage of Alzheimer’s or dementia but usually peaks in the middle stages and lessens as the disease progresses. Some theories suggest that brain changes and our circadian rhythm can be the root of Sundown...


New Team Member – Jasmine Nairi

March 21, 2022 12:27 pm

Home Care Preferred in Barnet are pleased to announce that the wonderful support assistant, Jasmine Nairi, was promoted to a team leader early in March 2022. From day one Jasmine proved a hit with clients and colleagues. Jasmine has a keen interest in medicine and loves working with clients. “I love helping people to live happily and as independently as possible in their own homes,” Jasmine comments.

Home Care Preferred Barnet – Winning in 2022

February 25, 2022 5:20 pm

Domiciliary Care Provider, Home Care Preferred started the year in style with news of four awards in the first few months. The company is grateful to the award bodies for recognising the dedication and kindness of their entire team. “It means a great deal to our staff to receive these awards. It has been a challenging time in the care sector during the pandemic for the care profession and appreciation for our team is a great morale booster” commented the companies founder, Ken Waterhouse. Home Care Preferred has won awards most years since opening in 2012 and 2022 is no exception. As of February, for the year of 2022, the company achieved the following: Best Live in Care Provider 2022...

Home care workers want a COVID-19 jab – with around one third of England’s workforce already vaccinated – but providers face “frustrating” vaccine delays due to a postcode lottery, a care leader warns.

February 9, 2021 11:44 am

As of 2 February, 32 per cent of England’s home care workforce have received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the UK Homecare Association’s (UKHCA) poll of 379 domiciliary care providers employing 27,210 care workers. ‘Clear evidence of a strong willingness’ Jane Townson, the chief executive of the UKHCA, wrote in a blog: “There is clear evidence of a strong willingness on the part of most home care workers to be vaccinated. This is a really encouraging start. “Given the numbers of staff involved and the extremely short period for these workers to obtain vaccination, it is to the immense credit of everyone concerned, including local government, central government, the NHS, GPs, primary care networks and employers that this has been...

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 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 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...

Home Care Preferred Barnet

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...

New Franchise Barnet

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...