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

... difference to hospital care? patient care, eldercare, nhs, jeremy hunt, communication Patients now have the opportunity to rate their hospital ... . Kathy explains how the survey works and wonders if it will give the right answers to improve our parents' experiences. At the ...

What will care really cost?

... What will care really cost? dilnot report, social care, jeremy hunt, care fees, care cap Please note when reading the ... below that the Government had planned to introduce a cap on care costs. It was suggested that there would be a cap on the ...

Who needs care anyway?

... Dilnot Report, Care Fees, social care, Care cap, jeremy hunt Please note that since this article was published the Government has ... the Social Care funding changes until April 2020. Everyone's talking about how older people are going to pay for their social care, now ...

How does the care cap work?

... does the care cap work? dilnot report, social care, jeremy hunt, care fees, care cap Please note when reading the ... below that the Government had planned to introduce a cap on care costs. It was suggested that there would be a cap on the ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... one person the emotional and financial costs are staggering. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns that "too many people feel unable to combine caring ... a family member with working" which "will only get worse as we face the consequences of a dementia time bomb". IPPR ...

Expectations in dementia care

... know what to demand from a care home or how to achieve it. A daughter rates her mother's experience. Alzheimer's Society chief executive Jeremy Hughes told the BBC recently: "Society has such low expectations of care homes that people are settling for average. Throughout our ...

Product review: adjustable multi-user spectacles

... ". Here's what we thought. As we get older most of us become more dependent on aids to help us see. Playing hunt the specs or having to make rapid appointments to get broken pairs fixed becomes a way of life. Adjustable eyeware may be a ...

Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure

... create it, they might have to settle for less than perfect. It's the same for presents. If you have to do the hunting and have already spend a lot of time but not got the results, it's tough but the presents won't be perfect. Negotiate ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... then travelled by train from New York to Indiana and then on to Missouri, working as a carpenter, and then spending three months hunting on the prairies. He writes about "a monstrous snow storm" and describes how they reached St Joseph, Missouri, at ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... have made case studies Alzheimer's propose to use a one page study in their employer toolkit soon. Mary described the pilot study on Sir Jeremy Heywood's blog (Head of Civil Service); by email to Anne Marie Morris MP and used it as an example of evidence ...