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Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... . Eventually the family made the decision to place him in a nursing home. Fortunately for us St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home was ... Caring for a father with Parkinson's Parkinson's, eldercare, communication, carer, story This week's storyteller is Chris. Chris tells the ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... Should you be paying care home top-up fees? care fees, money, finance, social care, eldercare If a care home resident is funded by their local authority, then families are allowed to contribute top-up fees to give them more choice in where they live ...

Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes

... are easily put at ease by a bit of lamination. The nursing happens when the visitors aren't there Many times I have visited my ... declared that he wasn't remotely interested in being given dignity in his care he just wanted to be fixed. I thought this was a ...

When a heart attack leads to angioplasty

... . There were six beds on the ward and plenty of expert nursing to go round. As soon as I had been made comfortable ... have been really frightened. But I wasn't because the people taking care of me were so calm and matter of fact, and clearly ...

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

... , but more difficult on an NHS ward where we're relying on nursing staff to pass on messages. Certainly communication all round is proving ... the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care? patient care, eldercare, nhs, jeremy hunt, communication ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... parent's trip to the hospital is a sign they're heading for a nursing home, it's possible that they can take their pet with them ... how can you help them to ensure their pet continues to be cared for, however circumstances change? For parents who are lonely or ...

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 ...

Tips for choosing a care home

... Tips for choosing a care home alzheimer's, eldercare, end-of-life, trust, power of attorney Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks through her family's choice of care home for her mum and dad and offers advice on choosing the right place ...

Home - When They Get Older

... More questions to ask when choosing a care home ELDERCARE CARE HOME NURSING CARE COMMUNICATION CARER How can you really get under the skin of ... and enjoyable. Read more More questions to ask when choosing a care home ELDERCARE CARE HOME NURSING CARE COMMUNICATION CARER How can you really ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... How to arrange a community care assessment eldercare, care assessment, social care, When it comes to eldercare there's so much information out there, with so many forms to fill in that it can be hard to find what you're looking for to help your parent ...