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Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home INDEPENDENCE, ELECTRICAL SAFETY, APPLIANCES, ELDERCARE Electrical Safety First's report, "A shock ... the System", found that more than a million people aged over 75 live in homes which fail the UK Government's Decent Home Standard ...

Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

... this article useful you may like to read: Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home How to damp proof your parents' house ... from carbon monoxide poisoning INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE, CARBON MONOXIDE, HOME SAFETY How dangerous is carbon monoxide (CO) and what can you ...

Choosing a car for the older driver

... which are especially good for those who do mainly town driving. Electric cars are also becoming more popular for short runs but you need ... doors, and sliding doors may make access a lot easier. Safety is paramount in this situation, so look for cars with at ...

Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums

... The charity also sells Mother's Day Cards. Easing those pains Noozie electric hot water bottles are rechargeable, heat controlled warmers that cut out ... minutes and stays warm as a cordless bottle for 3-6 hours. Safety has been well thought through and features strongly in the clear instructions ...

How to safely lift your parent

... How to safely lift your parent mobility, occupational therapist, stand aid, hoist, electric chair One of our lovely readers, Jane, asked us the following question: "How can I and my husband safely, and confidently, lift his 89 year old ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... to cope with. Dementia is often the cause of wandering in later life which brings its own difficulties in terms of managing your parent's safety and independence. Whether your parent has developed a tendency to wander away from home or you're concerned for their safety in their own ...

When saving stuff becomes hoarding

... When saving stuff becomes hoarding Hoarder, addiction, safety, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. A lifetime's tendency to keep stuff just in case can reach epic proportions in old age. Is it a problem? When we visit H's aunt these ...

Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions

... Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions insurance, money, holiday, safety, travel Having just been through the process of trying to buy travel insurance for someone who suffered a heart attack a couple of months ago, I'd like to add a few tips ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... How to find the right travel insurance for your parent insurance, travel, money, holiday, safety Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director of Over50choices.co.uk, takes an in-depth look at the factors your parents should consider when choosing travel insurance, providing a helpful guide on how ...

Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance

... a physical disability, including sensory disabilities, and/or a mental disability that means they need help caring for themselves for their own safety or the safety of others, then currently (August 2015) it's worth applying. How do you apply? The form AA1A ...