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Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... want to ensure that they can continue to live independently for as long as possible rather than going into a home, which 97%1 of people say they don't want to do. That may mean organising live-in care, where a carer lives in your relative's home ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... for any UK citizen who is over the age of 60. It costs 30 per year. The benefits of the card include: 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares Various discounts with Senior Railcard partners including museums, theatres, ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... often scattered. So whose responsibility is it to care for the elderly? A woman's work is never done. Age UK reports that 1 in 4 women aged 50-64 and 1 in 6 men are now providing care for ageing parents. The number of women in this ...

What will care really cost?

... 2016? Week 3 of our "Digestible Dilnot" series explores how much our parents might have to pay towards their care in years 1, 3 and 5. As a reminder, the UK government is proposing massive social care reforms as of 2016. These proposals ...

Cool, calm and collected or collapsing, crying and crumpling?

... learn how to reduce your stress regularly, step by step, you ultimately won't suffer from it! Easier said than done? Tip 1 Soften My Shoulders (SMS) At this very moment check your shoulders and notice the tension you are holding. Don't tell yourself ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... assessment takes place in order to create a comprehensive picture of your parent's condition(s). The CCG assessment is carried out using 1 or more of 3 assessment tools: 1. The Fast Track Pathway Tool is used for patients who have a rapidly deteriorating condition ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... dementia can sometimes feel overwhelming. Statistics vary but you may have seen things like this: "up to the age of 65, 1 person in 1000 will develop dementia and over the age of 80 this increases to 1 in 5". The best way to ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... to take into account, yet the benefits can be considerable. We share our top 5 reasons to start a new life overseas. 1. Here comes the sun The UK's climate can be both unpredictable and inclement for weeks at a time. For parents with medical ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... you ask them is up to you but probably not as bluntly as we've listed them here, and probably not all at once! 1. Who have you chosen to have power of attorney? Setting up Power of Attorney means that if there's a crisis and your ...

Living with blindness

... million people in the UK and as our parents get older there's an increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged 75 and over are living with sight loss and for those with a service record accepting their blindness can be ...