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What to expect from your chosen care home

... What to expect from your chosen care home eldercare, education, communication, death, end-of-life Helping your parent into care can be a difficult decision especially when you don't know what to ask from your parent's care provider. Kris Scotting, an expert in nursing and ...

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

... What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home eldercare, communication, trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news we hope and pray that it won't happen to our parents. The media paints a negative picture ...

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 ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... More questions to ask when choosing a care home ELDERCARE, CARE HOME, NURSING CARE, COMMUNICATION, CARER By Kathy Lawrence How can you really get under the skin of a care home to know if it's going to work for your parent? There's plenty of ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband communication, independence, technology, internet, Matt Powell, editor for the UK broadband comparison website BroadbandGenie.co.uk, talks us through how to get our parents online with the installation of broadband. The internet ...

Tips on extracting your parent from hospital

... Tips on extracting your parent from hospital Hospital, out-patient, NHS, communication If you're new to parents as in-patients in hospital, then here are a few tips from those who've learned from experience. Every hospital trust and private group has its own structures and systems ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... How to help your parent use the internet communication, independence, technology, internet, Kerry Butters, editor for BroadbandGenie.co.uk, talks us through the various corners of the internet and shares her tips for helping your parents navigate the web. The internet can be an ...

Respecting my parents' wishes

... Respecting my parents' wishes story, communication, respect, heart surgery, independence This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. Clare was taken by surprise when her aunt told her that her mum was having heart surgery. She had no idea and she told us about ...

Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery

... Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery communication, independence, heart surgery, story This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. When your aunt mentions that your mum's having surgery and you had no idea what do you do? Clare shares her experience of her ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... How can I coordinate my parent's care? eldercare, nhs, communication, health care, As our parents get older their health issues can become complex. At one level hospital consultants are experts in their field but can be focused on the one issue without reference ...