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How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... How can I coordinate my parent's care? eldercare, nhs, communication, health care, As our parents get older their health issues can become complex. At one level hospital consultants are experts in their field but can be focused on the one issue without reference ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... ) replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (" EPA") on 1 October 2007. EPAs made before that date remain valid and can continue to be used. However, EPAs only relate to property and financial affairs whereas LPAs relate to property and financial affairs and/ ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... loss before medical help is sought. That's a long time to be struggling to hear when there's free help and support available on the NHS and even privately. If you suspect that the hearing of a friend or relative, or your own hearing is impaired, a ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... What are the pros and cons of pet ownership as your parents grow frailer, and how can you help them to ensure their pet continues to be cared for, however circumstances change? For parents who are lonely or socially isolated, keeping a pet has been shown ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... elderly parents can be overwhelming. These women are faced with competing demands from both older and younger family members that cannot be fulfilled whilst continuing in fulltime work. Lack of working flexibility failing women In 2011, almost 40% of women in employment worked part-time hours as ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... get older. Age related conditions in pets are not uncommon arthritis, tumours and heart conditions can all be expensive to treat on a continual basis if they're not covered by pet insurance. Quite simply pet insurance ensures your parent can provide the care their pet needs in ...

Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... a care home but Diane resisted. She thought this would mean that the family had "given up on their parents". They continued muddling through and coping with a series of domestic crises in their parents' home, whilst also providing childcare for their grandchildren. ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... Establishing a medical negligence claim Medical negligence has a specific legal definition. Your appointed solicitor will assess your claim using 3 criteria: The healthcare professional looking after your parent failed in their duty of care. This means that their care fell short of what would be deemed ...

Bridging the distance between us

... , I chose to stay away. I had a very good relationship with my parents' doctors and social services although there was no continuity of care from social services. This proved to be one of the most frustrating situations as every time a crisis occurred a new ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... here are five ways to help you travel with ease and have an experience for you all to treasure. 1. Speak to a healthcare provider Your parent's GP should have an idea of how they'll cope with different modes of transport. Long-haul flights may not be suitable ...