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How to report medical negligence in a care home

... How to report medical negligence in a care home care home, care fees, abuse, welfare, trust, communication Medical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman, from Wright Hassall, shares her advice for reporting medical negligence when it occurs in a care home and explains how ...

How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... care, Advertorial If it's difficult for your older friends or family to get out of the house then using an online pharmacy for certain medications and to fulfil prescriptions can be a useful option. This article is provided by Doctor Fox, an online medical clinic and pharmacy ...

Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions

... Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions insurance, money, holiday, safety, travel Having just been through the process of trying to buy travel insurance for someone who suffered a heart attack a couple of months ago, I'd like to add a few tips ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... that often prevents suffers from getting the help they need. How can incontinence start? Your parent may become incontinent due to an underlying medical condition such as a urinary tract infection or it may be as a result of the medication they're taking to manage another health issue ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... ever. Whilst they don't offer the same expertise as a doctor they can certainly ensure that our parents are living well and managing their medication successfully. We explore the ways in which pharmacists can help our parents with their pills and prescriptions. Different types of pharmacist A ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... right. Or is it? The price of your parents' travel insurance policy usually depends on 4 main factors: Their age Their medical history pre-existing conditions, surgeries etc Where they're travelling to How long they're away for Some companies will refuse to cover people over a ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard EMERGENCY, INDEPENDENCE, MEDICAL SERVICES, NFCTECHNOLOGY By Kathy Lawrence In Case of Emergency (ICE) cards are a great idea, but the older we get the more information we need to share. A piece of card tucked into ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... make them feel safe and secure. The key to a good trip is to work within those limits. Their GP may prescribe certain medication temporarily, write a repeat prescription just in case your parent's likely to run out during your time away or write a Fit for ...

Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... as a common problem, however, more so in women than in men, it tends to come low down on the list of medical issues that need to be dealt with. Diagnosing and treating incontinence should be relatively easy but many people carry on in silence, ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... That's why it's vital that patients are discharged from hospital as soon as they have received all of the necessary assessments and are classed as medically fit. Understanding the process As an expert in care management I am often involved with families who are struggling to understand the discharge ...