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What does a hospice do?

... What does a hospice do? end-of-life, bereavement, hospice, death, funeral, grief When a parent reaches end of life or has a terminal illness it can be difficult to care for them full-time at home. Hospitals are not an ideal place to end ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... her behaviour and epilepsy. I believe in a different home that fall would not have happened. Now I work in fundraising for local hospices, I wish I had known about them for my parents at the end of their lives. Dad died in hospital and I ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... next to impossible. Trying to work with dementia patients who are showing symptoms is like working with cancer patients who are already in a hospice. It's too late. It's so much better to get assessed with very mild symptoms as then there is the possibility of assistance ...

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

... health reasons, and it is available in any setting whether they are in a care home, in their own home, in a hospice or anywhere else. This is one of the NHS' best kept secrets- it is sometimes referred to as the "secret ...

Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... ). How you do so will depend upon the circumstances of the deceased's death. If the deceased passed in hospital or in a hospice, then there will be a registry office within the vicinity. For those who have passed outside such establishments you will need to ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... care. There are already thousands of dogs and a number of cats registered for visits to care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. Pemberley House care home in Basingstoke is one care provider pioneering pet therapy with its residents. The home arranges through the Pat ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... from on a regular basis. My hope for the future is that we'll be able to create specialist gardens for many care homes and hospices to help enhance the lives of their residents and offer a distraction from their various health difficulties. Being able to create personal arrangements ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... palliative care then what happens when your parent reaches the end of their life? Will they be moved into hospital or is there a hospice linked to the home where they can spend their final days or weeks? The Elderly Accommodation Counsel's care advice site First Stop offers ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... . It is led by the National Council for Palliative Care, and has over 30,000 members including charities, care homes, hospices, GPs, funeral directors and legal and financial organisations as well as many individuals. For more information on talking about dying, ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... breed. Not everyone is suited to dealing with death; some people are really awful at it! And I might have considered a Hospice if I'd had any real idea of what was coming. Although the aim was always to keep Dad at home, and we ...