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Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review Internet, Independence, Technology, Communication, We regularly hear how iPads and tablets are all the rage for the internet-savvy older user for keeping in touch, entertainment and online shopping. But what if your parent is ...

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

... professionals who focus on enabling people to get back on their feet after illness or injury. Their aim is to help people retain their independence as much as possible and to continue with the activities they need to do or enjoy, like hobbies and social activities. When ...

How to manage your parent's property once they've moved out

... , without outside help. There comes a time in our lives when we have to start thinking seriously about whether our parents can cope independently in their own home. This can be a stressful stage for both parent and child involving some difficult conversations to try to agree ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... head open in three places. After the last fall I took her to see a lovely retirement flat that has a warden but offers independent living. She liked it and said it was something to think about "for the future". Then this week she's had ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... worth understanding the rules so you can make the most of opportunities to save on the Inheritance Tax bill. We asked Sam Gulley of independent financial advisors Mantle FP to take us through the steps. The following applies to England and Wales, and while the rules are ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 2

... NHS, CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, CARE COSTS Following his discussion of who can claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in part 1 of this article, independent adviser Roger Burgess explains the steps that applicants will go through to make their claim. He provides comment and advice based on his ...

The Care Act 2014 - what does it mean for you?

... direct payment is a monetary payment made to an individual to meet some or all of their eligible care and support needs and it provides independence, choice and control by enabling the individual to arrange their own care. The direct payment must be sufficient to meet the needs ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... be of benefit to your parent but ultimately NHS Continuing Healthcare is there to help your parent manage their complex on-going health conditions and remain independent for longer. How can NHS Continuing Healthcare help my parent? Depending on the severity of your parent's health condition they may be ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... had the power to prescribe medicine to patients helping them to avoid revisiting their doctors to renew prescriptions. There are 2 types of prescribers independent and supplementary who're able to continue your parent's clinical care after diagnosis. Pharmacists can prescribe any medicine within their competence as well as ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... not only understand the options available but are passing this information on so those in our care can, where possible, manage their payments independently or if not, delegate them safely. The Payments Council wants to remind consumers of the many easier and, importantly, safer ...