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Food for thought - healthy eating tips for ageing palates

... find food for your parents devoid of all of the above but you can at least be aware of what to try to avoid. Continuing quality. It's important to ensure that the food is good quality every day, so it's worth checking from time to time that ...

Do meals on wheels actually mean tea and company?

... meal. The best part about working for apetito is making a real difference to my customers' lives through the provision of nourishment, continuity and a chance to have a good natter. If you'd like to arrange for apetito to deliver hot meals to your parent you ...

Living with blindness

... helpful equipment completely free which has meant he can move on with his life. Blind Veteran's UK would not be able to show their continued support to ex-service personnel without donations from the public. Tarts for Troops is their annual summer fundraising event during which they ask people ...

How to safely lift your parent

... even when using electronic lifting devices. Any mobility equipment that you get for your parent should be regularly maintained to ensure they're safe for continual use. It's good to bear in mind that each care company will have their own policies and training when it comes to the ...

Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... find their place in the budget. Scooters will need to be serviced every 12 to 18 months, and many manufacturer warranties will only continue to run if the scooter is serviced annually. Mobility scooter servicing will cost around 70 to 150, depending on where you go ...

Gaining new freedom by moving in together

... that one day this situation will change. We have not discussed this in detail but we hope that his mum will be able to continue living with us in her purpose-built flat with her future grandchildren nearby.If you found this story helpful why not join the family? When ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... in the summer sun for a long period of time. For more information on how to keep your parent cool in hot weather the NHS has a downloadable Heatwave advice guide as well as information on how to be prepared for soaring temperatures. Public Health England has issued ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... in the UK Parents who're used to holidaying in the UK might not see the need for travel insurance as they can rely on the NHS if someone falls ill. It's important to remember that travel insurance covers your parents if their belongings are stolen or perhaps they have ...