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

... Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know HOME CARE, ELDERCARE, COMPANIONSHIP, INDEPENDENCE If you are in the position of having to arrange care for an older relative who can no longer look after themselves, it can be an emotional and stressful time ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... your parents money in the long run. A lifeline for your parent A pet can be a lifeline for your parent. They provide companionship, helping with the prevention of depression and loneliness; encourage a more active lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease. Recent ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... medicine, care can be arranged to them. Having a carer visit the house can also provide your loved one with a sense of companionship, which can be nice for them if they live alone. A home carer can also be used to step in when family ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... elderly person to get up for in the morning. They're also a source of entertainment and unconditional love. Research has shown that animal companionship can dramatically improve quality of life and may even have a positive impact on longevity. What sort of pet? Your parent will ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... owners of anxiety and promote unimpeded enjoyment of the experience. The good news is that if a parent has learned to appreciate an animal's companionship, with the right choices, that relationship can continue. For those who have yet to learn the delights of pets, the ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... also possible to arrange a live-in carer if the person is deemed unsafe to be at home alone or indeed would like to have some companionship to support them to stay at home. How do I find out if these assessments have been carried and what they've said? ...