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Tips for choosing a care home

... to ensure that the care home you pick has suitable accommodation and staff trained to deal with every eventuality. When my mum started having falls we were able to move her from the sheltered accommodation to a secure residential wing within one care home facility. This meant that ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... would eat out every night. What's so lovely is that Angela is here for me as a companion. She makes sure I don't fall out of bed at night and that kind of thing. What's more important is that I know I've got someone I can rely ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... mean that your parent has to move with more care or needs an aid to walk with safely. Lack of coordination can lead to falls and can also be confused with physical ailments rather than psychological symptoms so it might be a good idea to sign your parent up ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... dark- wearing sunglasses can help. If your parent's eyes are exposed to bright sunlight throughout the day it could lead to trips and falls while out and about or even when coming indoors as their eyes will take a while to readjust to the dimmer level of light ...

Talking about your eldercare challenges

... her. Any suggestions? Parenting your parents Since my mother died my father has been living on his own. He recently had a fall and now finds it difficult to look after himself. The hardest part for me is helping him wash and dress. It's embarrassing ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... Parents who're used to holidaying in the UK might not see the need for travel insurance as they can rely on the NHS if someone falls ill. It's important to remember that travel insurance covers your parents if their belongings are stolen or perhaps they have to cancel their ...

How to manage your parent's property once they've moved out

... parent's belongings? If you budget for a certain amount of rent, what happens if there is a gap between tenants or market rents fall? Are you aware of the risks? If the property is tenanted, you or your parent is effectively exposed to the vagaries ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... to trusted, independent advice" freely and readily available to help people "make informed decisions about their pension" and to avoid pensioners falling into the trap of inappropriate investments. Our parents can now cash in their pension and invest it where they like. With a ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... summer heat that year was too much for Mummy. She struggled to get adequate breath into her very weak lungs and, after a fall and brief spell back in hospital, she died in August, aged 83. We were left with Fred- 91 years of ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... April 2016 If you found this article interesting you may like to read: What happens during a cataract operation? 5 tips for preventing falls in the home Is loneliness now an epidemic among older people? ABA User ...