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Tips for choosing a care home

... Tips for choosing a care home alzheimer's, eldercare, end-of-life, trust, power of attorney Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks through her family's choice of care home for her mum and dad and offers advice on choosing the right place ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care? patient care, eldercare, nhs, jeremy hunt, communication Patients now have the opportunity to rate their hospital experience. Kathy explains how the survey works and wonders if it will give ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies energy, priority services register, eldercare The advice in this article is current at 08/04/2013. Energy suppliers' codes of practice are difficult to wade through at the best of times. But when you feel ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... Caring for a father with Parkinson's Parkinson's, eldercare, communication, carer, story This week's storyteller is Chris. Chris tells the sad story of his brilliant father's degeneration due to Parkinson's, and how the family managed his care with love and respect. My father ...

Finding good care for older relatives

... Finding good care for older relatives eldercare, carer, independence, story This week's storyteller is Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE ).At some point we may well need to find carers for our parents in their own homes, ...

Older but not over the hill

... Older but not over the hill eldercare, independence, communication, arthritis, mobility, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. There's a societal habit of associating old age with decrepitude. Because someone is elderly they automatically can't do things for themselves. ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice death, relationships, independence, eldercare, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Their cultural background made the decision to share a home with a widowed parent easy for one family. Our storyteller ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent carer, eldercare, death, guilt, power of attorney, story, This week's storyteller is Barbara.When Barbara's mother passed away, Barbara was left to care for her mother's second husband who stayed on ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... Tips on getting the right care at home homecare, eldercare, independence, carer, companionship Care at home isn't just about basic tasks. It's also about preserving our parents' personal independence for as long as possible. There are a whole range of support services ...

Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends

... Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends Dementia, Alzheimer's, department of health, eldercare When They Get Older visited the UK Government Cabinet Office in July 2013 to take part in a roundtable on Dementia Friends, a new initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and ...