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Talking about dying with your parents

... Talking about dying with your parents death, communication, end-of-life, funeral, power of attorney, Joe Levenson, Director of Communications for the Dying Matters Coalition shares practical advice for starting the conversation with your parent about the future. When it comes to dying, ...

How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent? workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career As our parents get older they may start to face various health challenges. It can be difficult to fit their hospital and GP appointments into a ...

Care fees funding and deprivation of assets: the rules

... finance, assets, social care Member of Solicitors for the Elderly and Associate with Clarke Willmott LLP Heledd Wyn shares how to protect your parent from the possible pitfalls of a Local Authority investigation and what to do to ensure their financial actions aren't deemed to be deprivation of ...

Summer energy saving tips for your parents

... Summer energy saving tips for your parents ENERGY SAVING, HOME HEATING COSTS, ELDERCARE There will forever be tips out there for saving energy in the winter months, but did you know there are steps you can take to prevent your parent's energy bill soaring in the ...

Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you

... Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you communication, technology, workload Taking time out from work to support your parent because they need you to visit isn't easy. If you've deadlines to meet and you have to be available to colleagues and clients ...

Tips for travelling with ageing parents

... Tips for travelling with ageing parents holiday, mobility, wheelchair, travel As our parents get older, we need to put some thought into the issues surrounding long-distance travel. We might be going on holiday together, or they might be travelling separately. Here are ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... How to make downsizing a good experience downsizing, retirement, elderly parents Sarah Macnaught, founder of London-based home organising company Rightsize, shares her hints and tips for helping your parent decide what to keep, what to sell and what to give away when it comes ...

Respecting my parents' wishes

... Respecting my parents' wishes story, communication, respect, heart surgery, independence This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. Clare was taken by surprise when her aunt told her that her mum was having heart surgery. She had no idea and she told us about ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... 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. We share how to arrange a community care assessment, what the process involves and how it can benefit your parent. Why ...

How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

... deciding whether they qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare it may be that the decision doesn't go in our favour. If you're concerned that your parent hasn't been properly assessed or the review of their needs has meant that their NHS funding has been withdrawn we share the steps to ...