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Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... to write or email. If the caller says that you mustn't tell anyone else about the call, that's a red flag. Any relationship that has to be kept a secret is not a good relationship! Being safe on the Internet More and more we hear of ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... best use my skills and life experience to help people who were coping with difficult feelings and other issues related to eldercare like shattered family relationships and a strained work/life balance. Becoming responsible for an ageing parent or elderly relative is at best a significant change and ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... , they can contact Crossroads Care CNL who will find a suitable homesharer for them. Your parent and the homesharer are introduced and their relationship progress is monitored to make sure that both parties enjoy the experience of living together. The aim is to widely publicise the scheme ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) defines abuse as a "single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to the older person". The Department of Health says abuse ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... what was in store caring for someone with dementia. By publically sharing the ups and downs of her Dad's disease, and indeed her relationship with him, Jill hoped to increase people's awareness and understanding of such a complex condition that affects so many 44 million people worldwide ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... thing but an initial agreement about who the care home should contact if there's a change in your parent's health is crucial for a good relationship with care staff. Families are complex and more often than not spread out geographically. Some of us won't appreciate a call in ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... tough job. What's staff turnover like? Ideally carers are allocated to residents to ensure a continuity of care and the opportunity to build relationships. That's not going to happen if there's a high staff turnover, which happens in homes where employees feel undervalued and frustrated. ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... enter and edit data: Owner: first and last name Date of Birth NHS number and GP details Emergency contacts: With name, relationship and phone number Medical conditions: A very useful space to include any information that is relevant Diabetes: Insulin section for diabetes including ...

Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... times I've felt trapped but catching her legs with the car door taking her home from the school nativity created a new twist to our relationship. What would have caused a small dent or bruise to healthy legs caused leg ulcers from hell which took 18 months of care ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... of what you're doing and allow your employer to keep track of your progress.Communicate. Staying connected via phone or email is essential to working relationships. Create a workspace that's away from distractions if possible and if not find a place that's comfortable to work in. Being available ...