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Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... Tips on choosing a holiday with parents holiday, mobility, medication, insurance, accommodation, A family holiday can be a joy or a nightmare, depending on whether we've decided upon the right location, accommodation, and remembered everything we need for the trip. ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... currently live in homes that fail to meet the Decent Home Standard. And almost two thirds of households comprising couples over 60 live in accommodation which fails basic electrical safety standards. Inevitably, this puts vulnerable individuals at risk- with those in low-income households, or rural ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... . What are the rules? Local authorities are guided by the extensive "bible" provided by the government- the Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG). This says that top-up payments are allowable by a third party if the resident has chosen to move into ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... employ a private OT. Whichever route they choose, an OT will give expert advice on the best way to adapt the home to accommodate your parent's needs. The OT will recommend necessary equipment and source solutions for the required adaptations, and will work with the supplier ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... if their health begins to decline. Ensuring that doorways and walkways as well as the spacing between furniture in the home is suitable to accommodate the use of these aids will prevent the stress of moving your parent to another home should they have mobility issues in the future ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... is good communication, and keeping those channels with your parent's medical provider open before, during and after your holiday. 2. Chose accommodation wisely Sara Wilcox, of Pathways through Dementia, suggests the unfamiliar can cause those with dementia to get easily disoriented. Waking up ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... , on-going care needs If your parent's health needs fit with this criteria then the NHS is responsible for their nursing care, healthcare and accommodation costs, with no contribution from the patient or local authority. While the above list can seem like a vague hat rick of ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... family life While there are many practical changes you can make to your homes layout there are also ways you can alter family routine to accommodate your parent's needs and make them feel included in family life. Paying the bills You may find that your parent wants to make ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... of limited means, and you can find out more about social housing from your local authority or the local housing association that provides the accommodation. You can also find sheltered housing (also known as close care schemes) in the private sector that can be bought, ...

Tips for choosing a care home

... needs. If your parents' health is likely to decline over time you want to ensure that the care home you pick has suitable accommodation and staff trained to deal with every eventuality. When my mum started having falls we were able to move her from the sheltered ...