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Tips for choosing a care home

... mum when she died and still surrounds my dad today. Choosing a care home with end-of-life care meant that my mum wasn't taken to hospital or transferred to a strange environment. She could feel at home and be comforted by that knowledge in her last weeks of life ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... and able to get in touch quickly should problems arise.Work smart. Taking the opportunity to fill waiting periods if you're taking your parent to hospital or GP appointments with email conversation can help you to keep on top of admin while leaving longer periods of time free for onerous ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... high street hearing centres. A GP will refer you to either an ENT Clinic or straight to the Audiology Clinic at a local NH hospital or service provider. They may often clear your ears of any wax prior to your appointment so the test results are a more ...

Do meals on wheels actually mean tea and company?

... the same route every day, delivering to the same people, although sometimes my round does change when regular customers go away or into hospital and new customers are added to my list. Seeing customers on a daily basis means that I get to know them quite well ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... student at Kingston University. I began consultation with carers in a local home as well as the head of dementia care at St George's hospital. From there I began developing activity products specifically designed for people living with dementia. Each of these products was created to help ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... but in general cover includes: Vet fees resulting from sickness or injury Kennel or pet boarding fees should your parent need to go into hospital for emergency treatment Advertising and reward costs if the pet is lost Purchase price reimbursed if the pet dies or is lost or stolen ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... tasks around their home. When we help our members with chores in their home or accompany them on shopping trips and visits to the hospital we get to spend time with them on a personal basis which allows us more face-to-face time. By the same token taking care ...

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

... 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 was with him 24/7 to ensure he died as peacefully as he could. I would not have had to ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... . This all happened in less than two years from start to finish. Sadly my mum had some health complications and passed away in hospital before we could make the next step. That was to move her in to a care home, as we had already been ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... them to the nearest A&E department or contact 999, especially if the symptoms do not pass. What will happen at the hospital? Taking your parent to A&E will allow the necessary tests and scans to be completed in order to identify the cause ...