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Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now?

... Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now? nhs, eldercare, social care, money, finance From April 2014 people who qualify for fully-funded NHS Continuing Health Care have the right to ask for a Personal Health Budget. As with so many ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... How can I coordinate my parent's care? eldercare, nhs, communication, health care, As our parents get older their health issues can become complex. At one level hospital consultants are experts in their field but can be focused on the one issue without reference ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home eldercare, communication, trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news we hope and pray that it won't happen to our parents. The media paints a negative picture ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... What is NHS Continuing Healthcare? NHS, ELDERCARE, SOCIAL CARE, MONEY, FINANCE, As our parent's get older their healthcare needs can change considerably. With complicated health conditions comes lengthy NHS and local authority assessments that can leave both you and your parent in ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... Should you be paying care home top-up fees? care fees, money, finance, social care, eldercare If a care home resident is funded by their local authority, then families are allowed to contribute top-up fees to give them more choice in where they live ...

How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

... How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment social care, nhs, eldercare, care fees, While we trust that the NHS will professionally and comprehensively assess our parent's healthcare needs, when it comes to deciding whether they qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare it may ...

The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

... The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding NHS, eldercare, social care, care fees Angela Sherman, Director of Care To Be Different an online information resource about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, debunks common mistruths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Are you sorting ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... 10 questions to ask before choosing a care home eldercare, end-of-life, mobility, money, care fees Our readers' experiences tell us that some questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it's important not to let the answers come as ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care? eldercare, independence, nhs, mobility, care assessment, social care Founded in 2010 MySupportBroker CIC is a national social enterprise helping to bridge the gap between health and social care by bringing together local people with personal ...

How to apply for Attendance Allowance - what you need to know - Part 1

... How to apply for Attendance Allowance- what you need to know- Part 1 eldercare, money, finance, care fees, It's easy enough to say you can apply for this or that to help support your parents, but just how difficult is the practice ...