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Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... putting pressure on the incomes of both younger and older generations Crossroads Care CNL developed the Homeshare scheme to bring young people into the homes ... need to give us a month's notice. How much does it cost? In comparison with current home care agency prices, the Homeshare ...

Finding good care for older relatives

... Finding good care for older relatives eldercare, carer, independence, story This week's storyteller is Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE ).At some point we may well need to find carers for our parents in their own homes, ...

Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... are bereaved, and who require a gentle helping hand to take care of what are essential arrangements. What to do first when someone ... you need to make and is it important and OK to compare costs at a time like this? The average funeral today costs 3 ...

Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance

... Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE, PERSONAL CARE, DISABILITY Attendance Allowance can be paid to older relatives who need help with day-to-day living. We work through the application process to make a time-consuming task a little easier. We hear regularly ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... insurance. Quite simply pet insurance ensures your parent can provide the care their pet needs in order to stay fit and healthy without having ... may require medical attention more often than first thought. With vet's costs on the increase, the average bill is now over 300 a ...

Who matters in the care home?

... Who matters in the care home? communication, education, relationships, eldercare How one group of experts is aiming to encourage good practice in care homes. A buzz term you may increasingly come across when you're researching care homes is "patient-centric care" or its ...

Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions

... as it will cover at least some of the cost of hospital care and repatriation if necessary. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC ... you're travelling abroad as it will cover at least some of the cost of hospital care and repatriation if necessary. The European Health Insurance ...

How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... in elder healthcare Health, Pharmacy, NHS, Eldercare, Patient care, Advertorial If it's difficult for your older friends or family to ... to obtain them, and they are generally offered at a lower cost to the consumer. Consultancy is offered in the form of an ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... cope with the change will make the transition a smoother one. Careful planning as well as equipping them with the tools and technologies they ... while household incomes have risen 2.9% since 2009. The current cost of energy bills for pensioners can mean they cut their usage in ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... might be to take over financial affairs, move a parent into care for a short time and make important decisions. There's a common ... Perhaps your parent has a fund put aside to pay for the cost of the funeral. If not, the cost will probably come ...