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What does a hospice do?

... UK have access to palliative care at home. How do I find my parent's local hospice? Usually whoever's responsible for your parent's on-going healthcare needs will refer them to their nearest hospice but if you'd like to research the different options available to you within vicinity of your ...

Do meals on wheels actually mean tea and company?

... meal. The best part about working for apetito is making a real difference to my customers' lives through the provision of nourishment, continuity and a chance to have a good natter. If you'd like to arrange for apetito to deliver hot meals to your parent you ...

Living with blindness

... helpful equipment completely free which has meant he can move on with his life. Blind Veteran's UK would not be able to show their continued support to ex-service personnel without donations from the public. Tarts for Troops is their annual summer fundraising event during which they ask people ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... the ways you can help to combat loneliness in old age. How can you raise awareness of loneliness? While Interact Arts CIC will continue their work in Staffordshire using the "Behind Closed Doors" videos they've created to deliver more community workshops they're also looking to work ...

Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... find their place in the budget. Scooters will need to be serviced every 12 to 18 months, and many manufacturer warranties will only continue to run if the scooter is serviced annually. Mobility scooter servicing will cost around 70 to 150, depending on where you go ...

How to safely lift your parent

... even when using electronic lifting devices. Any mobility equipment that you get for your parent should be regularly maintained to ensure they're safe for continual use. It's good to bear in mind that each care company will have their own policies and training when it comes to the ...

Gaining new freedom by moving in together

... that one day this situation will change. We have not discussed this in detail but we hope that his mum will be able to continue living with us in her purpose-built flat with her future grandchildren nearby.If you found this story helpful why not join the family? When ...

Talking about death over dinner

... knowing she could press the button and help would immediately be on its way. It certainly brought me a sense of comfort as she continued to quip "I won't be a cold corpse lying on the floorboards for weeks undiscovered 'The mystery of the Sunday Times' don't ...