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Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... be difficult to get to know neighbours but joining a local Neighbourhood Watch group can provide a meeting place and the opportunity to meet local community officers who can keep an eye on your relative's home while on the beat. Whilst we all welcome some company, everyone should ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... and understanding of dementia at the Met Office. I deliver external sessions in my own time, supporting the Met Office's contribution to the community. To date my training has resulted in 253 Dementia Friends. Supported by my union, Prospect, I also undertook a Principles ...

Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015

... intricate skills in jewellery making. Search out local craft centres and schools in your mother's area to find out more. Local church and community groups are starting up craft groups too, offering opportunities to get out and meet new people. For anyone who's always enjoyed games ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... their care. The point of the meeting is to determine what actions are in the best interests of the person. Only when all community support has been exhausted will a decision be made to move them to a care home. Occupational therapists in care homes Some care ...

How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... smaller health issue arises. Online pharmacies work at the minor end of the treatment spectrum, dispensing mainly low-toxicity medications and those available from community pharmacies. They also provide items rationed by the health service as well as medications the NHS does not pay for. The advantage ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... , a sense of purpose, continuing participation, and even an income. If an income isn't a necessity, then volunteering in the community is a meaningful way to pass time and can bring great rewards. But be supportive if they want to continue working. Encourage ...

Ready meals for the elderly - what's on the menu?

... and hungry! Council-funded services apetito works alongside Wiltshire Farm Foods with local councils to provide hot and frozen dishes for elderly members of the community. Most county councils provide an assessment service to determine your parent's eligibility for hot or frozen meals delivery. In some cases the ...

Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance

... your claim". We took this opportunity to list the chronology of the relative's emergency trip to hospital and consequent operation, transfers through community hospital and respite care in a care home, back to her own home. We named the agency and the social worker involved ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1

... of primary health needs, are eligible for NHS CHC funding. Upon hospital discharge In accordance with section 2 (2) of the Community Care Act (Delayed Discharges etc) the NHS must take reasonable steps to ensure that an assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare is carried ...

Talking about death over dinner

... The fact that mum's postman including a whole host of neighbours were quick on the scene once they'd feared the worst restored my faith in community spirit. Whilst the news seems to be riddled with reports on how we live in a fractured and uncaring society it was a ...