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Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... 'deprivation of capital' (transferring an asset to avoid it's inclusion in a care fees assessment) is something your parents should avoid as falling foul could be very costly and upsetting for the family concerned. Where a family has undertaken planning that might involve gifting the house ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... Many elderly people struggle to bathe and sadly, it seems to start when there is a loss of confidence due to a slip or fall when trying to get in or out of the bath or shower. The first way to help your parent would be to find ...

Adjusting to life in a wheelchair

... horse accompanied by my husband John on his mountain bike. It was something we loved doing together. This ride however resulted in me falling from my horse, incurring a spinal injury and becoming a permanent wheelchair user. My stay in spinal rehab Life from that moment ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... rest on whilst they shower will make washing much less arduous. Simple daily living aids can make a huge difference to safety, preventing falls and broken bones. A parent who has had a major health complication such as a stroke or a neurological disorder, with severe ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... a different furniture layout to their own. Chairs and tables with protruding legs may need to be repositioned in order to prevent trips and falls and narrow walkways between furniture may need to be widened if your parent is reliant on a walking frame or has a wheelchair. ...

How to cope with bereavement

... talk to your GP about ways to manage which might include medication. How should my workplace support me? If your parent has a fall, is admitted to hospital unexpectedly, is close to passing away or passes suddenly you have the statutory right to a "reasonable ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... technology can alert remote carers to any changes in behaviour for example. Take a look at our article on how to prevent wandering and falls. Have someone move in with you There's a new movement to help people stay in their own homes by matching them with younger ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... the tax due on death is subject to a tapering over 7 years starting at 100% of liability for the first 3 years then falling proportionally from 80% over the next 4 years. If you survive the full 7 years, the IHT liability on that asset ...

The Care Act 2014 - what does it mean for you?

... capital is in excess of 23,250 they will not be eligible for financial assistance from the local authority. If the person's capital falls below 14,250, they will not be required to contribute towards the cost of their care and support from their capital but ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... insure, has been turned down for insurance or is no longer suitable for their needs think about trading it in for a car that falls into a lower insurance category. For a full list of categories and the cars within each click here. License and registration please ...