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Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care? dementia, Admiral nurse, social care, carer, companionship With dementia fast-becoming the most talked about condition in the UK, a disease which David Cameron describes as the 'greatest enemy of humanity', it's important to ...

The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

... The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding NHS, eldercare, social care, care fees Angela Sherman, Director of Care To Be Different an online information resource about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, debunks common mistruths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Are you sorting ...

What does a hospice do?

... , hospice, death, funeral, grief When a parent reaches end of life or has a terminal illness it can be difficult to care for them full-time at home. Hospitals are not an ideal place to end one's days, but a hospice can provide the care ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know HOME CARE, ELDERCARE, COMPANIONSHIP, INDEPENDENCE If you are in the position of having to arrange care for an older relative who can no longer look after themselves, it can be an emotional and stressful time ...

When families can't agree on care

... When families can't agree on care Dementia, Lasting Power of Attorney, Care home, Advice, Relationships Dear Lesley, All my brother and sisters and I seem to do these days is fight. We used to get on really well. Then mum was diagnosed ...

Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... Visiting grandparents in their new care home grandparents, care homes, Barchester Homes If your parent has moved into a care home, should you take your children to visit? And if you do, how do you prepare them for the change in environment? In ...

Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now?

... Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now? nhs, eldercare, social care, money, finance From April 2014 people who qualify for fully-funded NHS Continuing Health Care have the right to ask for a Personal Health Budget. As with so many ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... The benefits of care over the phone loneliness, eldercare, communication, mental health John Wilson, Project Director of Link Line London, shares his expertise in the field of telephone support and talks about the benefits of care over the phone. I was active in ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... eldercare carer, workload, responsibility, retirement, career Women in their 50s and 60s are working longer whilst taking the lion's share of care for ageing family members. As career opportunities begin to slim with care responsibilities often over spilling into working hours it's clear that older ...

Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier

... Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier eldercare, money, retirement, nursing, Sometimes 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 ...