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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that your parent hasn't been properly assessed or the review of their needs has meant that their NHS funding has been withdrawn we share the steps to ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... 2013. Energy suppliers' codes of practice are difficult to wade through at the best of times. But when you feel that your parent isn't receiving the necessary help with their energy bills and you want to find that particular section on customer care it can be difficult ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Dementia is a frightening prospect. How can we tell if our parents have it? Could we get it? Are there any treatments? We've been talking to ...

Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now?

... the NHS took further steps to personalise the care and support it delivers and initiated a three-year pilot of Personal Health Budgets. If your parent already receives support from their local council through social services or social care, you may well already have heard the term "personalisation ...

Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... . Peter Ewart, Senior Partner at Persell Ewart& Co. Financial Management, explains the situation and shares his advice for protecting your parents, and indeed yourself, from the scrutiny of such inspections. Ask the right questions The safest way to protect your parents against ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... independent spirit, energetic activity level, and relaxed movements all contributed to her overall fitness which brings me to an important topic as our parents age optimising the way they move. Effective body movement skills can help minimise your parent's risk of injury whilst extending their mobility into ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents CHRISTMAS, GIFTS, GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS, PRESENTS Here are a few ideas to help you choose seasonal presents for your older friends and relatives. In our Christmas gifts list for 2015 we've asked for ideas for the over ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... care – How to find the help you need dementia, alzheimer's, carer, power of attorney, relationships When you're caring for a parent, or partner, with dementia it can be hard to continue without help from others. We asked the experts behind PayingForCare for ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare, founder of Granny Dodo's Gardens, shares how flowers can be more than just gifts for our parents, they can also bring enjoyment ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care? eldercare, independence, nhs, mobility, care assessment, social care Founded in 2010 MySupportBroker CIC is a national social enterprise helping to bridge the gap between health and social care by bringing together local people with personal ...