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Tax benefits for older people

... help to look after themselves because of a physical or mental disability. Don't be put off applying because your parent does not have a carer or you, yourself, do not look after them full-time. The allowance is based on the help they need, not the ...

Introducing Joseph Pip – a superior meals delivery service

... meals would be easy to cook at the end of a busy day. For others it might be that they are dependent on a carer to cook their meal, so speed would be of the essence to free the carer to help in other ways during their visit ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... eligibility it's best to ask their GP or care worker for advice before requesting an assessment. You may find that you or your parent's carer will need to do much of the leg work yourselves to ensure their case is duly considered by their Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG ...

Living with blindness

... out. He lost the job he loved because he could no longer drive. He lost his confidence and his wife Patricia became his carer whilst holding down her full time job as a District Nurse. Graham's depression made family life difficult as Patricia felt she was working ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... best way to cope with an early onset dementia diagnosis is to meet other people in the same situation. Many people are their parent's carers as well as their children's and finding that support in someone who understands what you're going through is vital. YPWD (Berkshire West ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... out what's happening with their treatment. Regularity and particularly quality of the meals are often high on the concern list too. Family and carers of the older patient may have different concerns though, and we don't get a say. Being able to meet consultants during visits ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... visits of up to four calls per day can be organised for those who need it. It is also possible to arrange a live-in carer if the person is deemed unsafe to be at home alone or indeed would like to have some companionship to support them to stay ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... some invaluable advice to anyone who has to venture out in bad weather. We recommend passing the link to this article to family, carers, district nurses anyone who has to go out in their cars. Snow or ice If you find yourself driving in snow or ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... of fear and making us question our decision to place our parent in care. We trust their wellbeing to strangers, yes they're qualified carers and nurses, but they're strangers nonetheless and we do so because they're in a position of authority. So what do we do ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... third of those people (over 260,000) live on their own in the community. They may have family, friends or carers who support them but often those who live alone remain undiagnosed and unaided. After attending dementia training I realised that as a society ...