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NHS Continuing Healthcare: why it's important to have a coordinator

... only find out when they receive their copy of the DST, normally by post.) It is the duty of the coordinator to present the signed DST along with its recommendations to the CCG panel for final confirmation. As mentioned earlier, when the MDT recommendation is ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... who suffer from dementia home care is the ideal setting for our parent. Familiar surroundings reassure parents who are struggling to remain in the present and the presence of family members can provide added support. But for those of us caring for our parent at home the stress ...

Father's Day gift guide

... Lord's endorsed bench from Scotts of Thrapston's starts at 1,200 and the Lord's Clock Tower from 3,000. The past, present and future Sainsbury's is selling a whole range of 'Dad's Army' themed products such as flasks, mugs and socks. The range ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... in London. Lesley has 12 years' experience working with individuals and organisations undergoing change. She has a particular interest in the challenges presented by mid-life career and family changes and in supporting people with ageing parents. Email or call 07919 880 250 Lesley for a free ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... for women whose busy work schedules are beginning to conflict with their increasing care responsibilities. Women would not have to give up work if presented with an opportunity to adapt their role within an organisation and become a mentor for younger employees. Older workers may value this role ...

The Care Act 2014 - what does it mean for you?

... the financial limit, the local authority may make a charge. This fee will not form part of the personal budget but may be presented alongside the budget to help the person to understand the total charges to be paid. Direct payments for care The Care Act provides ...

How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... be times that test you, that are painful for you and your family but the best you can do for your parent is be present and join them in their reality. Take time to look after yourself too. If you're not coping talk to someone who can ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1

... and severity of the individual's needs and the support needed to meet those needs including sustained/ongoing care Complexity- how the individual's needs present and interact and the level of skill required to monitor the symptoms, treat the condition and/or manage the care Unpredictability- ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... the home, the importance of addressing these issues for an ageing population and how they can rid the elderly of the risks that can present themselves. By developing videos with those who're often considered "elderly" by today's society the over 55s Interact Arts CIC has opened ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... they are continuing to give an accurate picture, but they are useful for those who suffer from "white coat syndrome" and always present high blood pressure when faced with a doctor or nurse. Blood Pressure UK has a useful guide to finding the right blood pressure ...