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Who wants to listen to what you think?

... a complaint will result in the patient being struck off the surgery's list. A different way to make your voice heard is through the independent Patient Opinion service. We've used it and they've replied personally and said they would pass on our feedback. Patient Opinion tweets out ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... mean that volunteer run Sheds can cost as little as 1500 to 8000 a year to run. Some Sheds move from being hosted to independence after a number of years. The growth of Men's Sheds in the UK The UK Men's Sheds Association (UKMSA) was formed ...

Home - When They Get Older

... for ideas aimed to spread a little happiness rather than just be plain useful. Read more Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY INDEPENDENCE FALLS ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make ...

Who matters in the care home?

... some care homes, this could mean a significant shift in thinking. Rosemary Hurtley, an experienced occupational therapist and Pat Duff, an independent advisor to care homes with long experience in nursing and gerontology, have developed a framework that they hope to introduce into care homes ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... progresses people may actually become unable to eat because they can't chew or swallow or even open their mouth. How we can help extend independent living While the advice from the review is focused on care homes there are ideas we can pull out to discuss with our parents ...

Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... all. Reasons for the moveIf your parent has moved into a retirement home it could be that they have simply reached the point where independent living has become too difficult. They are essentially the same grandparents but slower and more fragile. They are recognised and recognise their ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... the insurer to point you in the direction of a company that could help, as they have a responsibility to help consumers find an independent source of information that can offer assistance in finding affordable cover. This 'sign-posting' is required by The Equality Act and was agreed ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... person's disability. Determining eligibility is much more complex with a Disabled Persons Railcard. The card is available for anyone who: Receives Personal Independence Payments (PIP ).The applicant will need to present a copy of their award letter. Receives Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at ...

Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... to the day of me writing this. I've tried to keep doing whatever I could do with Mum irrespective of whether she is living independently or with help, but I know that children of other residents in the care home find it difficult to see past the professionals ...

What to put on your bucket list?

... history, take a walk around what can be quite substantial estates, and enjoy a decent cup of tea. There are plenty of independently owned homes available to tour as well. 11. Fly a bird of prey And why not? 12. Learn a new ...