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More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... are relations with the local hospital? There's little choice about which NHS hospital your parent can visit, but asking about service at the ... turnover like? Ideally carers are allocated to residents to ensure a continuity of care and the opportunity to build relationships. That's not going ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... issues and has fallen five times in the last year. We continually plead with him to allow us to help him and his pride ... he's getting better. With years of nursing and teaching in the healthcare field, I have made it my personal mission to help seniors ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... at helping me to know. It was an Out of Hours NHS 24 Doctor who told me about the 'Just in Case' drugs ... Or are all parents just Mum and Dad to their kids? Continuing on A few weeks before Dad died I befriended a group of ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... . That means that the underlying rate of progression of the disease continues at the same rate as without treatment, but there is some ... people of different nationalities, across the world.Re:Cognition Health is a UK-based healthcare company with expert doctors in mild cognitive impairment and dementia and conditions ...

Christmas gift ideas for grandparents and older parents 2016

... more on the Cosywool website. Lunch to the door While the NHS has just launched a campaign to advise older people to eat hot ... them come back to life. Pencils for every occasion Colouring books continue to be very popular and we've heard many people say they find ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... and support from an OT is in many cases available on the NHS by referral from your parent's doctor or your parent may decide to ... . They may need support to enable them to stay independent and continue to live in the comfort of their own home. If your ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... such as carehome.co.uk, Housingcare.org and the Good Care Guide. The NHS also has a directory that allows you to search for specific types ... , has shared her views of future retirement living. The government continues to evolve its policy on housing for older people and is working ...

Tips on extracting your parent from hospital

... Tips on extracting your parent from hospital Hospital, out-patient, NHS, communication If you're new to parents as in-patients in hospital, then here are a few tips from those who've learned from experience. Every hospital trust and private group has its own structures and systems ...

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

... Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care? patient care, eldercare, nhs, jeremy hunt, communication Patients now have the opportunity to rate their hospital experience. Kathy explains how the survey works and wonders if it will give ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... Who wants to listen to what you think? NHS, eldercare, patient care, communication Sometimes it can feel like we have no voice in eldercare. Yet there are opportunities to give your opinion to people who will listen and can act on your feedback. ...