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How to find the right life insurance for your parent

... to answer so the state of their health is not taken into account. They will be fully covered after an initial period of either 1 or 2 years (depending on the plan provider). If they die during this time the full cash payment would not be ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... and D. According to a study by the University of Exeter Medical School older people who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have a 1 in 5 chance of developing dementia. The British Nutrition Foundation recommends increased intake of vitamin D for older people as the skin's ability ...

The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

... . The following tips will help you and your parent understand what's right and what's not when it comes to NHS Continuing Healthcare funding: 1. "If you have savings over 23,250 or a house, you have to pay for care." False Mistakes ...

Holiday destinations for older people

... popular British tourist destination prices are cheap and cheerful, particularly when it comes to flights, which is helpful for those watching their wallets.Only 1 hours' drive from Palma de Mallorca airport Cala Millor is renowned for its fabulous beaches. If sunning in deckchairs isn't up your ...

Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums

... who promise to put mum totally at her ease and who are happy to travel to their clients across the UK. Prices start at 1,490 for a four minute film that is delivered online protected by a password and is downloadable. For further information, please ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... are brilliant care facilities. Finding support So here is how the timeline worked for us to get the right care for my mum. 1. Visited to the local GP who got my mum referred to a specialist. 2. Attended various appointments with a specialist which ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... compared with "normal" apartments is that residents pay a further contribution to the Contingency Fund when they sell the apartment. Here it's 1% of the gross sale price or open market value. Other providers will have their own percentage and it's important to check all ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... everyone can give the performance to which they aspire. Here are ten suggestions you can put before your HR department or senior managers. 1. Join the effort to make eldercare as important as childcare. Employers have worked hard to drive the availability and quality of childcare ...

Four questions to ask a new live-in carer to start building a relationship

... How the two individuals interact from the beginning is important. These four questions to ask the carer can help build a lasting trust. 1. Why did you start working in care? When anyone accepts someone into their house to look after them and spend so much ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... after the gift has been made you have sufficient income to maintain your existing standard of living. What should I do next? Step 1- The Basics Making a Will is vital. If you die 'intestate' (without a will), your estate will be ...