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How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare Health, Pharmacy, NHS, Eldercare, Patient care, Advertorial If it's difficult for your older friends or family to get out of the house then using an online pharmacy for certain medications and to fulfil prescriptions can be ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... ) replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (" EPA") on 1 October 2007. EPAs made before that date remain valid and can continue to be used. However, EPAs only relate to property and financial affairs whereas LPAs relate to property and financial affairs and/ ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... What are the pros and cons of pet ownership as your parents grow frailer, and how can you help them to ensure their pet continues to be cared for, however circumstances change? For parents who are lonely or socially isolated, keeping a pet has been shown ...

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

... get older. Age related conditions in pets are not uncommon arthritis, tumours and heart conditions can all be expensive to treat on a continual basis if they're not covered by pet insurance. Quite simply pet insurance ensures your parent can provide the care their pet needs in ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... elderly parents can be overwhelming. These women are faced with competing demands from both older and younger family members that cannot be fulfilled whilst continuing in fulltime work. Lack of working flexibility failing women In 2011, almost 40% of women in employment worked part-time hours as ...

Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... a care home but Diane resisted. She thought this would mean that the family had "given up on their parents". They continued muddling through and coping with a series of domestic crises in their parents' home, whilst also providing childcare for their grandchildren. ...

How to cope when you're a whistleblower

... time.Now, I often feel guilty for having been so ineffectual with my abuse reports. I recently received news that multiple NHS investigations will continue on for longer periods of time, the wait is agonising. My NHS advocate hopes for a serious case review.Any suggestions welcome.Thanks, ...

Bridging the distance between us

... , I chose to stay away. I had a very good relationship with my parents' doctors and social services although there was no continuity of care from social services. This proved to be one of the most frustrating situations as every time a crisis occurred a new ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... Establishing a medical negligence claim Medical negligence has a specific legal definition. Your appointed solicitor will assess your claim using 3 criteria: The healthcare professional looking after your parent failed in their duty of care. This means that their care fell short of what would be deemed ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... help your parent reduce the risk of heart disease as they get older and they are relevant to the middle years as well. Debate continues as to which of these factors have the most impact on heart health so they are all worth addressing. No more smoking While ...