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FAQ: Appointing Lasting Power of Attorney

... of Attorney (LPA) were introduced in the Autumn of 2007 and replaced the pre-existing Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs). They allow a person to appoint whom they wish to act on their behalf to deal with issues relating to their assets or health and welfare ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... enjoy rather than just buying the essentials. Being able to live well but cheaply can help to keep your parent active for longer while allowing them the type of lifestyle they maybe can't achieve at home. 3. There's no place like home (especially when it's a ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... managing money both easier and speedier. Do they really need to delegate payments? First consider whether the person in your care needs to allow someone else to make payments on their behalf. When it comes to paying for bills and shopping, there are more ways than ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... as a carer? Am I someone who does something for someone or with them, offering the right amount of support and encouragement? Allow older people to restore hope and belief in their own abilities by encouraging them to take small steps through increasing their participation in activities ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... year bond. Given the average size of pension saving pots it's not going to give our parents a massive salary but pensioners will be allowed to put up to 10,000 into each type of bond and precise details will be confirmed Autumn this year. 2) ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... ? If your parent receives the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payments (PIP), formerly known as Disability Living Allowance, they could be entitled to lease a scooter through the Motability Scheme. In order to receive a scooter via this scheme your ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... good wireless headphones that can be attached to the television. Wireless-enabled hearing aids Many modern hearing aids are programmed with wireless capability, which allows them to stream sound completely wirelessly from any other wireless media device, directly to the hearing aids. This means that someone watching ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... It's unlikely that they'll permit you to make any substantial changes to the account, policy, etc. and even more unlikely that they'll allow you to continue to deal with them on over the phone. This is understandable as, notwithstanding the number of security questions asked ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... needed. They may also recommend more than one carer accompanies you on holiday to ensure your parent's care needs are being met. This allows you both to enjoy the holiday without worrying about everyday caring tasks, alleviating the responsibility from your shoulders. They key is good ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... they begin to approach a retirement age. Mentoring schemes should be introduced within UK organisations to show recognition for older employees' expertise whilst allowing them to pass knowledge onto new employees. "Care-swapping" recommended as a way to solve issues associated with long distance care which ...