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Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place HOSPITAL, NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ELDERCARE We often see stories in the media about older people being discharged from hospital without enough care to support them at home. Aleisha White, an independent ...

Tips on extracting your parent from hospital

... Tips on extracting your parent from hospital Hospital, out-patient, NHS, communication If you're new to parents as in-patients in hospital, then here are a few tips from those who've learned from experience. Every hospital trust and private group has its own structures and systems ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care? patient care, eldercare, nhs, jeremy hunt, communication Patients now have the opportunity to rate their hospital experience. Kathy explains how the survey works and wonders if it will give ...

Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes

... Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes relationships, heart surgery, healthcare, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.Our storyteller talks about their experience of life as a hospital in-patient and shares how they came to appreciate their dad's perspective after seeing behind the ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... as possible.Why did I become a Support Broker?My mother-in-law, who sadly passed away last year, had been in and out of hospital with an ongoing heart condition, high blood pressure and worsening mobility which meant that the care package she'd been receiving from the NHS ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... home and simply see whoever turns out that day. You might also want to find out just how often residents get sent off to hospital by the GP "just in case" rather than being treated in the home, and whether this is particularly true of out-of-hours ...

What happens during a cataract operation?

... was a case of "where's the chart?" The optician diagnosed a cataract and referred me to the eye clinic at the local hospital. I would advise everyone to go for a regular check up at the opticians even if they think their sight is fine. ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... had Lymphoma. The following day we took her to the oncologist/haematologist, and the day after that she was admitted to the hospital to begin her chemo treatments. Making over mum's life Steve and I agreed that Syl should move in with us in Manhattan, ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... , HOMES, SOCIAL, CARE Many of us meet occupational therapists for the first time when we have an older relative preparing to leave hospital. It's not a job title that gives much away but occupational therapists are there to help people carry on their lives as well ...

When a heart attack leads to angioplasty

... the ECG results were transmitted directly to the team at St George's in Tooting. They decided I should go there rather than my local hospital. By this time the ambulance crew had arrived and they popped me into a wheelchair (quite unnecessary in my view) and ...