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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 ÂŁ5 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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Can eating oranges cut the risk of developing dementia?

July 18, 2017 3:20 pm

A major study, undertaken by a team of scientists at Tohuku University in Japan, indicates a daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the risk of developing dementia by almost a quarter. Various studies have suggested that citrus fruits can protect the brain against the damage that leads to dementia. Citric acid contains the chemical nobiletin which, in animal tests, has been shown to slow or reverse impairment of memory. However this new research – published in the British Journal of Nutrition – is the first major study to investigate the effect citrus fruit consumption might have on large numbers of those most at risk. Scientists tracked more than 13,000 middle-aged or...

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APCRG Responsible Business Champions 2017

July 12, 2017 11:47 am

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by former local MP Mr David Burrowes as the Enfield Southgate Constituency Responsible Business Champion in the APCRG’s 2017 Responsible Business Champions award. This recognition means the world to Home Care Preferred as we are a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to not only delivering  first-class support and increasing our client’s quality of life but also enhancing the lives of the local community – particularly the disadvantaged and vulnerable – we truly believe  in responsible business and giving something back to the community that has given us so much. The award is an opportunity for the nominating MP to recognise and draw attention to a valuable local business,...

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Home Care Preferred Celebrates Good Care Week #WeCare

June 22, 2017 11:48 am

Good Care Week is upon us and runs from 16th -25th of June. The initiative was launched by Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) and is designed for all care providers, no matter what type of service, to show the public why it is so important to care! We believe now more than ever the ethos behind Good Care Week is so important, and we are both delighted and proud to be participating in the event this week. At Home Care Preferred we are privileged to work with kindhearted compassionate people who have dedicated their lives to caring for the vulnerable ensuring they are treated with respect, dignity and enabling them to continue living independently. We thrive on facilitating an environment...

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Loneliness commission launched in honour of murdered MP Jo Cox

February 8, 2017 9:52 am

A commission to combat loneliness has been launched in memory of the British MP Jo Cox. The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness has been set up to ask people in 2017 to take action to tackle loneliness in the UK. MPs, policy makers and organisations have come together to find ways to overcome loneliness felt by others, in the cross-party commission co-chaired by Conservative MP Seema Kennedy MP and Labour MP Rachel Reeves MP. The commission will work with campaigners including: Age UK, Carers UK, Royal Voluntary Service, The Silver Line, Independent Age, The Campaign to End Loneliness, Eden Project Communities, Action for Children, Refugee Action, The British Red Cross and Alzheimer’s Society – to combat loneliness. The commission’s website...