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Tips For Seniors To Stay Engaged With Family And Friends

Tips for Seniors to Stay Engaged with Family and Friends

March 19, 2024 1:46 pm

Enhancing social involvement in seniors’ daily lives is a significant hurdle in elderly care. While senior isolation might not always be prioritised as a primary concern, it unequivocally should be. Extensive research has illuminated that social isolation not only exposes seniors to profound emotional risks but also exerts a profoundly detrimental impact on their physical well-being. Hence, it becomes imperative for those responsible for the well-being of ageing parents or relatives to ensure frequent opportunities for social interaction and engagement diligently. Sustaining connections with others also serves as a potent shield against the adverse effects of ageing. For instance, studies underscore that a lack of interpersonal bonds escalates the prevalence of depression and hypertension and the likelihood of premature mortality....

Essential Fall Prevention Tips For Seniors

Staying Safe At Home: Essential Prevention Tips For Seniors

July 28, 2023 1:46 pm

People age naturally as they get older since it’s a natural element of life that leads to the most profound experiences. However, as they age, they inevitably go through mental, emotional, and physical changes that can influence their perceptions of their surroundings. Truthfully, ageing brings more knowledge that leads people to a better understanding. Still, the concern about safety and a person’s quality of life at such a crucial moment is brought up. And with that in mind, let’s delve into this article with the purpose of discussing the myriad facets of being senior and different ways to ensure one’s health by taking proactive measures. The Reality of Fall Risks For Seniors According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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...

Choosing The Right Home Care Provider

Finding the Perfect Caregiver: How to Choose the Right Home Care Provider

June 2, 2023 3:16 pm

Finding a suitable caregiver for your beloved one could be a challenging and problematic task. However, it doesn’t need to be a challenging task.  Our complete guide on how to select the best home care provider provides many valuable tips and practical advice to aid you in the process of finding the ideal caregiver.  From weighing their level of expertise to analyzing the services they provide, we cover all aspects. With our method, which is thorough and detailed, you will be able to make a well-informed choice that is tailored to your specific preferences and requirements.  We’ll help you through this necessary procedure, and find the person who can provide the type of care your loved ones deserve. What Is...

24/7 Care at Home: The Benefits of Live-in Care for Seniors

March 27, 2023 9:59 am

Discover the advantages of live-in care for seniors who require around-the-clock support in the comfort of their own homes. Our comprehensive guide explores the benefits of live-in care, including personalised attention, one-on-one care, and enhanced peace of mind for seniors and their families.  Did you know that in 2019, 52% of caregivers cared for older people? Find out why live-in care is a popular choice for elderly care and home care, providing 24/7 care that meets the unique needs of each individual. 24/7 Support and Monitoring When caring for our elderly loved ones, we want to ensure they receive the best care possible. That’s where live-in care services come in. With 24/7 support and monitoring, you can rest assured that...

Home Care Preferred Barnet are finalists in their first award entry for 2023 – and it is only January!

February 9, 2023 3:24 pm

The company were delighted to learn in early January 2023 that they are finalists in the prestigious Home Care Awards. Founder Ken Waterhouse commented “This is a great boost for all the team in all three branches. My colleagues deserve all the recognition possible for the work they do to make sure our clients receive the best support possible. Our thanks to the Home Care Awards body for this accolade.”

Home Care Preferred Barnet – finalists for five awards in the Great British Care Awards

September 28, 2022 10:26 am

Home Care Preferred are delighted to be finalists for five awards in the Great British Care Awards. Judging days are in October and the winners will be announced at Gala Dinner events on 18th & 19th November 2022. The finalists would like to thank the award body and the entire Home Care Preferred team for their dedication and hard work. Finalists and categories are: Shir-li Lim (Care Manager at Home Care Preferred, Barnet) – The Home Care Registered Manager Award, London Region Nikki Barnes (Care Manager at Home Care Preferred, Devon) – The Social Care Covid Hero Award, South-West Region Andrina Andriukaityte (Support Assistant at Home Care Preferred, Devon) – The Social Care Covid Hero Award, South-West Region Ken Waterhouse...

Classes and activities

September 7, 2022 10:45 am

It can be difficult finding out about all of the different activities on in the area. At Home Care Preferred Barnet we spend our time getting to know all of the business and so have been able to put together a list of activities that you can take part in. Let’s have a look what activities you may find in Chipping/ New and East Barnet Monday   Knit and Natter Group 11.15am The Prince of Wales, 2 Church Hill Road, East Barnet EN4 8TB Yoga Class (Advance) 6p.m-7p.m Charges Apply Friend in Need Community Centre, East Barnet Baptist Church, Crescent Road, East Barnet EN4 8PS Tel: 02084498225 Tuesday   Tuesday Social Lunch Club (2 course meal) 12:30p.m-2p.m Charges Apply Vegetarian...


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.