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Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... her accept the situation. She felt she was doing it for her son. Earlier that year, I joined a weekly online support group that acted as a safety valve for me to let off the steam from built-up stress. Caregivers hear "Make sure you take ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... needs, nor should a top-up fee be sought where accommodation is not available at the local authority's expected rate due to a failure of commissioning. In such cases the local authority must meet the full cost of care and should not seek to make a top-up arrangement. ...

Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... more so when it is a by-product of another illness that is affecting muscle control. Some health trusts also have an incontinence nurse or clinic and these services can be invaluable. For anyone who has issues with urinary incontinence, however slight, a conversation with the GP ...

Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... time. Meanwhile, take a look at our other stories about relationships and caring: When families can't agree on care Can carers support groups help? Are you cool, calm and collected or collapsing, crying and crumbling? Dr Lesley Trenner is an Ageing Parent specialist ...

In praise of district nurses

... parent feeling isolated at home. Do you agree? Have you experienced cheerful and expert help from district nurses? Or any other support group? Let us know with a comment below. ABA User ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... , past employment and daily routines in order to individualise your parent's care plan as much as possible as they decline. The Care Quality Commission provides more in-depth information on end of life care. Kris is registered nurse with 28 years of experience in health and social care ...

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

... /home/ 1 A nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults (aged 18-75) was surveyed by One Poll in July 2014 commissioned by Consultus Care and Nursing Ltd, a founder member of The Live-in Homecare Information Hub. 2 Epidemiology of falls. Masud T ...

When a heart attack leads to angioplasty

... to protect my stomach from all the blood thinners. What about rehabilitation? After 6 weeks I was invited to join a cardiac rehab group. Apparently a lot of women don't go but I thought it was a no-brainer. I needed guidance on what I could do ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... without having to rely on someone else to do it for them. Social Sight loss can be incredibly isolating, so finding activities and groups can make the world of difference. Being able to meet other people in a similar situation through Blind Veterans UK often inspires veterans ...

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

... . If you've reported the abuse to your parent's care home manager, a charity like Age UK, the police or the Care Quality Commission they will all be able to make a safeguarding referral to social services on you and your parent's behalf and should do so if ...