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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 ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know HOME CARE, ELDERCARE, COMPANIONSHIP, INDEPENDENCE If you are in the position of having to arrange care for an older relative who can no longer look after themselves, it can be an emotional and stressful time ...

How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

... get in touch with the NHS National Commissioning Board or contact them yourself (which has since been renamed NHS England) to request an Independent Review. Contact the regional team nearest to your parent to ask for and arrange an Independent Review on your parent's behalf. If ...

Stocking the cupboards

... Stocking the cupboards healthy eating, nutritional value, independence, Stuff happens, and sometimes your parents won't be able to get out to the shops as often as they'd like. Here are a few ideas of items worth keeping stocked up in their cupboards and freezers ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... see stories in the media about older people being discharged from hospital without enough care to support them at home. Aleisha White, an independent social worker and founder of The Care Advice Service, explains what services should be available and how you can make sure they are ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... known to be a real risk in an ageing population, there are many ways that we can help our parents to keep active and independent to stave off the gloom. Our parents can become depressed for many reasons. Losing friends and loved ones is an obvious cause ...

How to safely lift your parent

... their needs and recommend the suitable apparatus accordingly. An occupational therapist treats physical and psychiatric conditions using specific activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life. The College of Occupational Therapists offers advice on how to find an occupational therapist but you ...

Shall I invite Dad to live with us?

... Shall I invite Dad to live with us? ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, INDEPENDENCE Dear Lesley My dad's been angling to move in with me ever since my mum died. I know it wouldn't work. He doesn't get on that well with my teenagers and ...

No more digging

... No more digging gardening, story, independence, companionship My dad has always loved his garden, and I've always assumed that he will be tending it to the end. So it took me a long time to realise that despite all the treatment and care he's ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband communication, independence, technology, internet, Matt Powell, editor for the UK broadband comparison website BroadbandGenie.co.uk, talks us through how to get our parents online with the installation of broadband. The internet ...