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Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them?

... Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them? relationships, balance, responsibility, independence, story There's been discussion on our Twitter feed this week about our article on not making parents feel like they're a burden. Is this too negative an approach ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... Phillips and divorce consultant Rhiannon Ford for advice. "We're getting divorced". Not a remark we want to hear usually from our parents at any age but perhaps a particular shock if the aforesaid parents are already retired. Surely if they've made it this far they ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... What to expect from your chosen care home eldercare, education, communication, death, end-of-life Helping your parent into care can be a difficult decision especially when you don't know what to ask from your parent's care provider. Kris Scotting, an expert in nursing and ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... , care fees anuity, assets Andrew Dixson-Smith, Business Development Director of care fees specialists Eldercare Group, shares his advice for managing your parents' finances to pay for their care bills. The process of finding suitable care for a parent can be an extremely daunting prospect ...

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 ...

Christmas gift ideas for grandparents and older parents 2016

... Christmas gift ideas for grandparents and older parents 2016 CHRISTMAS GIFTS, GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS, PRESENTS By Kathy Lawrence, content director at When They Get Older It's time for our annual gift guide that work for those very difficult people the older parents and grandparents who say ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... at home homecare, eldercare, independence, carer, companionship Care at home isn't just about basic tasks. It's also about preserving our parents' personal independence for as long as possible. There are a whole range of support services that can help our parents to continue ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... their healthcare needs can change considerably. With complicated health conditions comes lengthy NHS and local authority assessments that can leave both you and your parent in a state of confusion. It can be difficult to understand how these processes can be of benefit to your parent but ultimately ...

What does a hospice do?

... What does a hospice do? end-of-life, bereavement, hospice, death, funeral, grief When a parent reaches end of life or has a terminal illness it can be difficult to care for them full-time at home. Hospitals are not an ideal place to end ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... getting the nutrients they need or that their fridge is full of fresh food that's not passed its best-before date. If you're concerned your parent isn't eating well we share how to help them keep a well-stocked fridge as well as the foods and drinks that can help your ...