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Shall I invite Dad to live with us?

... touch with people who aren't local or see if your children would phone him and ask for help with their homework? If he has hobbies, can you find a local club or some way for him to get involved with his favourite activities again? Prepare for conversation ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... information such as: What your parent wants to achieve as their health improves, such as getting out of the house or starting a hobby Who is going to provide the support services that have been agreed and when they will be given Emergency numbers Medicines Eating and exercise ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... visitors at any 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 ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... . In turn, families can encourage this conversation by asking questions. A new way of painting For many people living with dementia, hobbies such as painting that they used to relish can become too difficult as not only cognitive but also mobility issues develop. This can ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... own thorough in-depth matching procedure to ensure both parties are sensitively paired and compatible. Alongside an individual's medical needs, likes and dislikes, hobbies and personalities are also taken into account. Indeed many enduring friendships have been forged. If there's an accident or incident, the ...