Home Care Preferred, a local care business, established in 2012 by Ken Waterhouse, is celebrating five years in business this January.
Ken explains: “When I set up Home Care Preferred I realised there was a real need for an organisation that was more than just a standard care agency. I therefore set up a business which combines care services at home plus a retail operation that sells independent living equipment. The two go hand in hand and customers really like the fact that they can receive a complete solution from us. We can even provide wet-rooms, stair-lifts and home adaptations for people with disability requirements” Independent living equipment ranges from small items, such as pill dispensers, through to rise-recline chairs, hospital style beds and wheelchairs. There are thousands of products available.
“We are always on the lookout for new products that make life easier for people” commented Solly Gul, the retail manager at Home Care Preferred. “One very popular product is a small rubber grip cap that makes opening jars and bottles so much easier. Often a customer will come to the shop to buy a pair of shoes from our range of “Comfort Shoes” and end up buying a range of other useful products.” There has been significant progress made in the UK to enable people to remain safely at home. Equipment such as telecare monitoring services provide vulnerable people living at home much greater security.
Figen Karadogan, care manager at the company, explained “Last week I went to assess a client who thought she may have to go into a care home but with a package of support from carers and some really useful equipment it is now feasible for her to remain safely in her own flat. The client is absolutely delighted and it is very rewarding to provide people with real alternatives to residential care.”
Home Care Preferred won several awards in 2016 including the Health Care Investor award, “Best Domiciliary Care Provider”. Figen Karadogan was awarded “Best Front Line Leader” at the regional Care Awards in November 2016. These awards are a testament to the high-quality service that is being provided by the company.
Anyone requiring more information can contact Home Care Preferrred; Tel: 020 8364 3670 or www.homecarepreferred.com 49 Station Road, Winchmore Hill, London N21 3NB