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How to successfully request flexible working hours

... How to successfully request flexible working hours workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career From June 30th this year, anyone who has been with the same employer for at least 26 weeks is legally entitled to make a written or verbal request for flexible working hours ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... Top tips for keeping the scammers out Scams, Eldercare, Online, Protection Scamming seems to be a growth industry and the techniques that scammers use can be overt or subtle. Shân Hughes provides a roundup of advice that you can pass on to older members of ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... What can a pharmacist do for your parent? pharmacist, nhs, eldercare, pharmacy, communication, patient care Pharmacists can do more for our parents now than ever. Whilst they don't offer the same expertise as a doctor they can certainly ensure that our parents ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously? SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, SAFEGUARDING, MOBILITY Dear Lesley I'm so worried about my mum. She's had two falls in the last few months, with the last one resulting in her cutting her ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... How to arrange a community care assessment eldercare, care assessment, social care, When it comes to eldercare there's so much information out there, with so many forms to fill in that it can be hard to find what you're looking for to help your parent ...

Forewarned is forearmed where scammers exist

... Forewarned is forearmed where scammers exist eldercare, trust, protection We're not here to spread scare stories, but we do hear some pretty hairy tales of how easy it is for devious characters to prey on the elderly. We start this article with just a few ...

Bridging the distance between us

... Bridging the distance between us carer, paranoia, relationships, eldercare, story This week's storyteller is Sally.When Sally's parents both became ill and dependent on others, Sally resisted the pressure to turn her life upside down and go home to help. She tells us about ...

Tips for caring from a distance

... Tips for caring from a distance guilt, mental health, eldercare, carer Helping parents who don't live just round the corner is more complicated, but there are many things that we can do to ease their situation. Sally offers some tips gleaned from her experience ...

In praise of district nurses

... In praise of district nurses District nurse, eldercare, companionship, carer, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.When the chips are down, district nurses can be relied upon to take the time and effort to care for our elderly and ill parents at ...

Expectations in dementia care

... Expectations in dementia care dementia, eldercare, wheelchair, pets, carer This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. It's hard to know what to demand from a care home or how to achieve it. A daughter rates her mother's experience. Alzheimer's Society chief ...