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Retiring to the country - 8 things to discuss before your parents decide

... , they may in time be glad of luncheon clubs, exercise or cerebral clubs and classes, or meetings of the Parish Council to attend. While these are important questions, the good news is that there are projects in progress to address the needs and concerns of ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... stay mobile in later life and avoid injury. Time to rest. Tiredness plays a role in injury risk as your parent ages. Allowing them a chance to rest and get away from the routine of daily life can stave off such risks. Enjoy life. It's ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... to help you choose a home, such as carehome.co.uk, Housingcare.org and the Good Care Guide. The NHS also has a directory that allows you to search for specific types of care by selecting various tabs. Read our tips on choosing a care home and what you ...

Why my parents never came to live with me

... the most wonderful set of neighbours up and down the road who have always been on hand to help with lifts and shopping, when allowed. And there have been plenty of extended family keeping a watch on them and letting me know if anything seems awry too. ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... The Motability Scheme may be able to help. The scheme leases new cars to people with disabilities dependent on the type of mobility living allowance they're receiving from the government (such as DLA or PIP). No insurance, no car If a parent's driving license is ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... out your parent must let them know their choice with a LPA. There are two types of LPAs: A Property and Affairs LPA allows your parent to nominate up to four people to deal with their property and finances A Health and Welfare LPA covers issues such as ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... primary carer. Now that grandad has the game on his iPad he can play whilst sitting in bed with my grandmother which not only allows for his mental needs to be met but grandmother's own physical needs are also taken into account. She can play with him if ...

How to find the right life insurance for your parent

... a good thing will help them embrace the decision they're making for their life. As our parents get older they deserve life cover that allows them to be adventurous with the time they have left safe in the knowledge that, should anything happen to them, those left ...