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What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... are two types of pharmacists community and hospital. Community pharmacists are responsible for dispensing both prescription and non-prescription medicines as well as providing over-the-counter advice on medicines and possible side effects. Hospital pharmacists are responsible for patients' prescriptions, dispensing medicines as part of treatment plans prescribed ...

Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... favourable council care calculation. Peter Ewart, Senior Partner at Persell Ewart& Co. Financial Management, explains the situation and shares his advice for protecting your parents, and indeed yourself, from the scrutiny of such inspections. Ask the right questions The safest way to ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... the suitability of adaptations. If you want to make changes around your parent's house you may be able to get help or at least advice from your parent's local authority or a similar organisation. Look for Home Services Agencies or Care and Repair organisations in the local area ...

What does a hospice do?

... short period of time to give you or the person(s) responsible caring for them a period of respite. Hospices can provide advice on practical arrangements such as funerals and the financial implications these may have. When can my parent have hospice care? Your parent ...

How to safely lift your parent

... psychiatric conditions using specific activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life. The College of Occupational Therapists offers advice on how to find an occupational therapist but you should be able to arrange a visit from an OT quite easily through your parent's ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... Carer Network group has approximately 40 members which is steadily growing and evolving as current carers become former carers. Members email one another for advice and support outside of the meetings. Twelve members are Carer Buddies, who can meet up with a carer for a coffee and ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... period to be paid for, and the room to be cleared of personal possessions immediately. It may be best to seek professional legal advice before signing on the dotted line. The contract you enter into with your parent's home should always state how and when fees can ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... mentally. If your parent or their partner has dementia an Admiral Nurse will facilitate a better understanding of the condition as well as providing advice on referrals to other services that could enhance their quality of life. They liaise with other healthcare professionals dealing with your parent's dementia ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... for George to attend a weekly lunch club where they provided him with a healthy lunch, exercise and table games as well as personal advice. Before he'd suffered a stroke he'd been lonely and so this type of activity allowed for him to socialise with other members of ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... the types of incontinence and the treatments available that you can download from their website. How to treat incontinence? After seeking profession medical advice your parent may be prescribed certain medications to control and even cure their incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence. Anticholinergic medicines treat urinary incontinence ...