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Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... and a number of cats registered for visits to care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. Pemberley House care home in Basingstoke ... , or in the event of a stroke. Are there any care homes that use pet therapy? Being parted from a pet can ...

When helpers become the enemy

... cancer. My mother spent her last 3 months in a private nursing home where she died. The family encouraged my father to join ... needed physical help with activities like washing and dressing and all personal care issues. My father's delusional paranoia, on the other hand, ...

Tips on extracting your parent from hospital

... in the system like the prescription hasn't actually made it past the nurses and doctors and into the pharmacy. Following point 5, pace ... parent may get a copy. Find out what's happening about follow-up care, both private and NHS. Private ambulances to take your parent ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... they needed to spend any length of time in hospital or a nursing home, they would be covered for the first 60 days but ... have in place for those who have various family and friends providing care, cleaning and maintenance work, that are unfamiliar with the property ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... talk" group. YPWD are lucky enough to have an Admiral Nurse on staff to provide individual support for those who really need help ... to become dependent on you for support which means that you'll be caring for both your parent(s) and your children. Families ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... out by the pharmacist which your parent's GP, carer or district nurse can also be privy to. To find out if your parent ... ? pharmacist, nhs, eldercare, pharmacy, communication, patient care Pharmacists can do more for our parents now than ever. Whilst ...

Living with blindness

... his carer whilst holding down her full time job as a District Nurse. Graham's depression made family life difficult as Patricia felt she was ... 2 jobs caring for patients all day and looking after Graham when she came home. The real relief she and Graham's family felt when ...

FAQ: Appointing Lasting Power of Attorney

... LPAs? I recently met a client who had moved into a nursing home and whose physical and mental health was failing. The gentleman's ... . What should our parents think about when choosing an Attorney? Careful consideration should be made when choosing who to appoint to act as ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... resident and their family have to consider whether a care home or nursing home might not be more appropriate. Other factors to consider include ... and potentially some company. They do not offer the facilities of care homes. Here there is a concierge who can provide information and ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... a softer voice or slurred speech their MS specialist, GP or nurse should be the first port of call as they can refer your ... ways it may mean that your parent has to move with more care or needs an aid to walk with safely. Lack of coordination ...