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Summer energy saving tips for your parents

... Summer energy saving tips for your parents ENERGY SAVING, HOME HEATING COSTS, ELDERCARE There will forever be tips out there for saving energy in the winter months, but did you know there are steps you can take to prevent your parent's energy bill soaring in the ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place HOSPITAL, NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ELDERCARE We often see stories in the media about older people being discharged from hospital without enough care to support them at home. Aleisha White, an independent ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, RELATIONSHIPS, MOBILITY Dear Lesley My aunt had been living in Spain but after losing her husband six years ago her health has deteriorated and she wasn't taking good care of herself. ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... More questions to ask when choosing a care home ELDERCARE, CARE HOME, NURSING CARE, COMMUNICATION, CARER By Kathy Lawrence How can you really get under the skin of a care home to know if it's going to work for your parent? There's plenty of ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY, INDEPENDENCE, FALLS, ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make going out in cold weather safe and enjoyable. The chilly bite of ...

Home - When They Get Older

... aimed to spread a little happiness rather than just be plain useful. Read more Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY INDEPENDENCE FALLS ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make going out ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... investment investment, care fees, money, finance, care fees anuity, assets Andrew Dixson-Smith, Business Development Director of care fees specialists Eldercare Group, shares his advice for managing your parents' finances to pay for their care bills. The process of finding suitable care ...

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

... someone who supports family carers, I often hear heart-rending accounts of family rifts, carer stress and isolation, and the dilemmas around juggling eldercare with work and the other demands of daily life. So it's good to know that some families do learn to cope and find ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... exhaustion, fear, sorrow, anger and shame about all the things I was feeling without judgment. Why I created a support group Eldercare is reaching crisis levels and will only get worse. It makes sense to believe that someone who has gone through what you're presently ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... most common emotion carers feel. Ironically, those that do the most are often the ones feeling they are not doing enough. But eldercare can be relentless and your wife would have to be a saint not to feel resentful and frustrated some or even most of the ...