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Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... What is the Homeshare scheme? The Homeshare scheme began to meet the growing need for support services for the elderly in the North London community, although it now covers the whole of London. Budget cuts have meant that the local authority has limited resources with which to ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... due to take effect this year with the implementation of personal care plans integrating all services so your parent is better cared for in the community. Whether your parent is seen solely by their GP or whether they have consultants, district nurses and community care workers involved in ...

Shall I invite Dad to live with us?

... family or society in general will judge you? Is the main feeling one of guilt? Are the voices from your upbringing or religious community telling you you're being a bad daughter? It's probably a good idea to think whether these messages are still valid- otherwise you ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... speech and language therapy service and if swallowing problems are suspected the nursing staff or doctors will refer you for an assessment. In the community, a referral to the community speech therapy team is made via your GP. If your loved one is in a care home ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... support. Anyone of retirement age with disabilities may be able to claim benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and also Community Care Grants from the Social Fund. If you're still of working age, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment (the ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... Adventure is a social enterprise and registered charity committed to helping people living with dementia get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives. Our Park Walks programme is currently supported by players of the People's Postcode ...

Footwear choices for older people

... it's a case of seeing, feeling and trying on a shoe to find out if it's right for them. We have a Brantano Community team which works to bring our range of footwear to those with limited mobility. By visiting retirement properties, care homes and day ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... in the next two decades. As they get older, people often need more care and support. But social services are struggling, communities are less cohesive than they used to be and families are often scattered. So whose responsibility is it to care for the elderly ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... lived locally for around 40 years. That means she knows the area, which is important to her. But being in this new community has led to new friends and new activities and she now attends a local church with another resident and has joined a band of ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... the earliest available opportunity to release beds and often work on "black alert". An NHS blackalert is a warning to the healthcare community that a hospital is facing greater demand for services than it can handle. It's at these times that the shocking situation arises where ...