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Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... ? Currently there are around 30 Homeshare matches across London (60 people involved in the programme) as Crossroads Care CNL is the only charity in London currently running such a programme. The majority of people using the scheme are older women living on their own. Our ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... for the resident's progress and comfort. Pet therapy at home Pet therapy for those still at home is also growing in recognition. The charity Equal Arts, for example, recently won a lottery grant to extend nationwide its HenPower initiative. This encourages older people to be ...

What does a hospice do?

... the different options available to you within vicinity of your parent's home the NHS has a searchable database of hospice services on their site. Charity Help the Hospices also has a large directory of both local and national organisations and hospices that can help you and your parent manage ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... sales while keeping an eye on your car don't do it alone. DonateHere is the fun bit. Each of my clients determines which charity their goods will be donated to. With an end sight in mind, there is very active selection and dispersal of possessions in ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... the right environment for your parent. If you're interested in the impact of art on dementia Ro recommends the Hilgos Foundation, a US charity that supports the on-going process of artistic creation with people who have memory problems. The UK based charity Arts 4 Dementia is also ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... homes which fail the UK Government's Decent Home Standard with electrical safety a particular concern. Here, Phil Buckle, Director General of the charity, gives the details and offers some tips to help you protect parents and other elderly relatives from electrical danger in the home. ...

Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums

... You can support the work of the nurses and find a lovely gift in their daffodil jewellery selection including exclusive Swarovski crystal pins. The charity also sells Mother's Day Cards. Easing those pains Noozie electric hot water bottles are rechargeable, heat controlled warmers that cut out the ...

Hearing service cuts in the NHS

... much better? A report from Action on Hearing (previously known as the RNID) may hold the answer. Research, by the charity, shows that some NHS hospitals are lengthening the waiting time to get an initial appointment and then for check-ups also. Moreover, ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... found with the flimsiest of research, but to unearth other vital nuggets it can feel as if you need a degree in fracking. Charities and support groups tend to be rather single-minded. They are likely to have limited resources, small budgets and not enough staff, ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... need to use their scooter to get around their home will dictate the type of model your parent will need to buy. Registered mobility charity Motability has a set of useful checklists to help you and your parent choose the right scooter for them. Where can my parent ...