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How to manage your parent's property once they've moved out

... property once they've moved out property, conveyance, care fees, landlord, insurance Rob Dolbear, Director of Bridgefast Property Services shares his advice on what to do with your parent's property once they're unable to look after it, and perhaps themselves, without outside help. ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... memories and start new conversations. They'll advise on home adaptations and alarms to minimise risk while your relative is home alone, and provide advice to carers on providing support and sharing activities. Occupational therapists can also advise carers on communication and how to support a person with ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies energy, priority services register, eldercare The advice in this article is current at 08/04/2013. Energy suppliers' codes of practice are difficult to wade through at the best of times. But when you feel ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... persuade our parents to stay at home, we may have to get to them instead. Dave Hall of CAT Driving offers some invaluable advice to anyone who has to venture out in bad weather. We recommend passing the link to this article to family, carers, ...

How to cope with bereavement

... grief in the workplace Maureen wrote a free eBook based on her experience of grieving and the support she received. She shares the following advice when it comes to integrating back into work life during and after the grieving process: Take as much time off as you can ...

Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier

... the move into care is carefully planned. Sometimes it happens in an emergency. We asked Sonia Hamilton-Martin of Worplesdon View Care Home for advice on how to make the process as pain free as possible. Making choices about favoured care/nursing homes before they're needed, ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... , money, finance, care fees anuity, assets Andrew Dixson-Smith, Business Development Director of care fees specialists Eldercare Group, shares his advice for managing your parents' finances to pay for their care bills. The process of finding suitable care for a parent can be ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... to take her out here and there but her walking issues make it difficult. She refuses a wheelchair and won't let us get medical advice. Instead it's down to me to take the strain of holding her up as she walks and she's collapsed twice. I'm banging ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... some people physical and mental capabilities are ebbing away, and won't be making a return. We asked the Mental Health Foundation for some advice on preventing depression in later life. They point out that 1 in 4 of us has a mental health problem at some point ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... , or jointly for some decisions and jointly and severally for other decisions, which is a combination of the two previous options. Our advice would usually be to appoint attorneys on a joint and several basis as this is the most practical on a day-to-day basis and the ...