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Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... the Telegraph highlighting how home ownership transferrals can be a bit tricky to organise in terms of tax and care planning. Local councils have employed inspectors to investigate elderly who sign their homes over to their children. These inspectors have the power to reverse transfers of home ownership ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... . At the same time, the stigma of divorce has pretty well disappeared for our parents' generation. Today's retiring women have been employed for longer and many are financially independent and have their own pensions. They don't have to stay in an unhappy relationship to maintain ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... . It was heartrending to watch the degeneration of a man who was of such high intellect. He had a brilliant mind. We employed some carers who came in to get him up in the morning and put him to bed at night, although there were problems ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... roles around organisational change, communication and executive coaching. I'd always believed that helping people develop at work benefitted both the employee and the employer which is why managing work/life balance is of particular interest to me. If things at home aren't going so well it's ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... very tough on my 89-year-old mum who is his primary carer. Mum was ready to find him a home but we have instead successfully employed a live-in carer to help on a daily basis. Despite it all dad is still there at times but reaching him when he's ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... and support from an OT is in many cases available on the NHS by referral from your parent's doctor or your parent may decide to employ a private OT. Whichever route they choose, an OT will give expert advice on the best way to adapt the home to ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... there- as part of a Scottish Executive and only in Scotland for the time being-, but all the money is spent on employing and training them so there's nothing left over to promote them, and it seems not even the hospital staff know they're there! ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... time will protect your parent's last days. Often a care home will ask you about your parent's dietary preferences, favourite hobbies, past employment and daily routines in order to individualise your parent's care plan as much as possible as they decline. The Care Quality Commission provides ...

Gaining new freedom by moving in together

... had to worry about his mother's safety anymore and we all got on so well. Within a few months of being here Sally found employment as a temporary live-in carer, so she is often away from home for two weeks at a time. This arrangement has worked ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... Her Support Broker helped her completely reorganise the way her care was being delivered. With assistance from a money management service, Sarah now employs PAs rather than a care agency, in her case an altogether more personal and cost-effective solution.For more information about MySupportBroker call 0800 994 ...