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Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now?

... Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now? nhs, eldercare, social care, money, finance From April 2014 people who qualify for fully-funded NHS Continuing Health Care have the right to ask for a Personal Health Budget. As with so many ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1

... NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1 NHS, CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, CARE COSTS People with a "primary health need" could be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare financial support but it's not a service that's widely advertised. Independent adviser Roger D ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health? pets, loneliness, mental health, dementia, alzheimer's We explore the potential benefits of pet therapy as a way to relax and encourage our parents wherever they reside. As our parents get older, and perhaps begin ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health HEALTH, VARICOSE VEINS, EXERCISE, ELDERCARE There's a strong belief that treating varicose veins is more a vanity project than a health issue. Consultant Vascular Surgeon Prof Mark S Whiteley explains how varicose veins can lead ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 2

... NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 2 NHS, CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, CARE COSTS Following his discussion of who can claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in part 1 of this article, independent adviser Roger Burgess explains the steps that applicants will go through ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare, founder of Granny Dodo's Gardens, shares how flowers can be more than just gifts for our parents, they can also bring enjoyment ...

A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health

... A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health NUTRITION, VITAMIN D, AGEING Dr David Mantle, nutritional adviser at Pharma Nord, discusses the importance of vitamin D to health in an older person. Why we miss out on ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... NHS, ELDERCARE, SOCIAL CARE, MONEY, FINANCE, As our parent's get older their healthcare needs can change considerably. With complicated health conditions comes lengthy NHS and local authority assessments that can leave both you and your parent in a state of confusion. It can ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... Helping parents to avoid depression Depression, Mental Health, Loneliness, Relationships, Retirement With depression known to be a real risk in an ageing population, there are many ways that we can help our parents to keep active and independent to stave off the gloom. ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... to be used. However, EPAs only relate to property and financial affairs whereas LPAs relate to property and financial affairs and/or health and welfare matters. "If I make a property and financial Affairs LPA, I'll immediately lose control of my finances"Your ...