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Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter

... and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter HOME HEATING, INSULATION, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Heating a home in winter ... Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter HOME HEATING, INSULATION, INDEPENDENCE, ...

Summer energy saving tips for your parents

... Summer energy saving tips for your parents ENERGY SAVING, HOME HEATING COSTS, ELDERCARE There will forever be tips out there for saving ... in the winter months, but did you know there are steps you can take to prevent your parent's energy bill soaring in the summer ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... 10 questions to ask before choosing a care home eldercare, end-of-life, mobility, money, care fees Our readers' experiences tell us that some questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it's important not to let the answers come as ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... More questions to ask when choosing a care home ELDERCARE, CARE HOME, NURSING CARE, COMMUNICATION, CARER By Kathy Lawrence How can you really get under the skin of a care home to know if it's going to work for your parent? There's plenty of ...

Tips for choosing a care home

... Tips for choosing a care home alzheimer's, eldercare, end-of-life, trust, power of attorney Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks through her family's choice of care home for her mum and dad and offers advice on choosing the right place ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... What to expect from your chosen care home eldercare, education, communication, death, end-of-life Helping your parent into care can be a difficult decision especially when you don't know what to ask from your parent's care provider. Kris Scotting, an expert in nursing and ...

Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

... Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE, CARBON MONOXIDE, HOME SAFETY How dangerous is carbon monoxide (CO) ... and advice. In winter many of us are turning the central heating on more frequently and lighting gas fires, open fires and wood ...

Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... Visiting grandparents in their new care home grandparents, care homes, Barchester Homes If your parent has moved into a care home, should you take your children to visit? And if you do, how do you prepare them for the change in environment? In ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... Tips on getting the right care at home homecare, eldercare, independence, carer, companionship Care at home isn't just about basic tasks. It's also about preserving our parents' personal independence for as long as possible. There are a whole range of support services ...

Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not? CARE HOME, MEMORY, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, SOCIAL CARE Dear Lesley My elderly aunt is currently living in a care home. She moved there following several near accidents with hot saucepans and irons and ...