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A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard TRAVEL, MOBILITY, RAILCARD, DISCOUNTS Older and disabled people are amongst those who can enjoy discounts on travelling by train by taking up railcard offers. Northern Rail has created this quick guide to the benefits ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... 10 questions to ask before choosing a care home eldercare, end-of-life, mobility, money, care fees Our readers' experiences tell us that some questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it's important not to let the answers come as ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... How do I help my elderly parent bathe? mobility, independence, hoist, occupational therapist For anyone with limited mobility, enjoying a bath and shower can be difficult. We asked Annette Greenwood of family business Bath-Knight, inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some ...

How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis Parkinson's, independence, mobility Last year for Parkinson's Awareness Week we featured two stories from a father and daughter who shared their experience of one man's Parkinson's diagnosis and the impact it had on their family. Chris's father, ...

Retiring to the country - 8 things to discuss before your parents decide

... Retiring to the country- 8 things to discuss before your parents decide mobility, loneliness, community, independence Moving to a rural area can be a cherished dream for retirement. But what are the pitfalls and how can they be avoided? We asked for advice ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... 5 reasons to retire overseas mobility, travel, pension, money, independence For many older people retirement is a chance to travel, see the world and seek out more agreeable living conditions. With around 180,000 pensioners currently living abroad the appeal seems high ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care? eldercare, independence, nhs, mobility, care assessment, social care Founded in 2010 MySupportBroker CIC is a national social enterprise helping to bridge the gap between health and social care by bringing together local people with personal ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... What are the retirement housing options for my parents? loneliness, independence, community, mobility, companionship Life is not a matter of one giant leap from independent living at home to taking up residence in a care home. The choices can be confusing though. ...

Holiday destinations for older people

... Holiday destinations for older people Holiday, mobility, wheelchair, travel, insurance As people get older, they don't always fancy fighting with hordes of tourists for an inch of camera space. Sometimes a holiday should be just that a break, something different and a ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jacky. Another urgent call from mum but fortunately this one is less of a crisis than many others. Dad has walked ...