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Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not? CARE HOME, MEMORY, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, SOCIAL CARE Dear Lesley My elderly aunt is currently living in a care home. She moved there following several near accidents with hot saucepans and irons and ...

Who needs care anyway?

... Who needs care anyway? Dilnot Report, Care Fees, social care, Care cap, jeremy hunt Please note that since this article was published the Government has delayed the Social Care funding changes until April 2020. Everyone's talking about how older people are going to ...

The plight of Parkinson's

... the worse. The last time I visited my grandad at his nursing home in Chiswick I couldn't even bring myself to get out of ... what more could we have done? Although the burden of organising care for my grandad did not fall to me I felt such regret ...

What happens during a cataract operation?

... see a bit better than usual. Half an hour later the nurse walked with me to the car which my wife Val had brought ... , from the nurses to the consultant, they are friendly and caring with a sense of humour. They all deserve a huge thank ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... speech and language therapy service and if swallowing problems are suspected the nursing staff or doctors will refer you for an assessment. In the ... made via your GP. If your loved one is in a care home, a referral can be made via the nursing staff. ...

What to do when a parent dies

... Pay any debts. If your parent was in a care or nursing home, contact the home to find out if there are outstanding ... 4. Pay any debts. If your parent was in a care or nursing home, contact the home to find out if there ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... and always present high blood pressure when faced with a doctor or nurse. Blood Pressure UK has a useful guide to finding the right ... staying in in order to cope better which means they're not taking care of their physical and, to a certain degree, their mental ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... exhaustion or heat stroke it's best to call their doctor, district nurse or the emergency services as soon as possible to prevent your parent's ... hot weather. While your parent may not have a strict skin care routine getting them to use a moisturiser with sun protection factor ( ...

When families can't agree on care

... When families can't agree on care Dementia, Lasting Power of Attorney, Care home, Advice, Relationships Dear Lesley, All my brother and sisters and I seem to do these days is fight. We used to get on really well. Then mum was diagnosed ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... The benefits of care over the phone loneliness, eldercare, communication, mental health John Wilson, Project Director of Link Line London, shares his expertise in the field of telephone support and talks about the benefits of care over the phone. I was active in ...