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How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... How do I cope with caregiver guilt? guilt, carer, advice, relationships, responsibility Hi Lesley, My wife is caring for her 78 year old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 2)

... plays in administering a trust, what an executor of a will should do following the death of its author and the type of legal responsibilities that both these appointments share. When my parent sets up a trust is there anything I need to know or do? Flexibility ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... at home. So is there anyone who is actually taking a holistic view of your parent's health and coordinating their care? Who is responsible for my parent's care? In November 2013 the NHS agreed a change to GP contracts to ensure that patients over 75 get a ...

Retirement living to look forward to

... the importance of independence in later life. We all want the best for our parents. Whether that's driven by a sense of familial responsibility or just sheer love, it's something you feel deep down. As they get older and staying at home may no longer be ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... live. There are growing claims that local authorities are demanding top-up fees to cover part of the basic care for which the authority is responsible. We take a look at the rules, the claims, and what's happening now. What are top-up fees? Top-up fees ...

What does a hospice do?

... parent. Your parent can also stay at a hospice for a short period of time to give you or the person(s) responsible caring for them a period of respite. Hospices can provide advice on practical arrangements such as funerals and the financial implications these may ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... were members of the family living locally to her a brother, two nieces and their families- none of them considered taking on the responsibility of dog walking. Instead it fell to the two of us who lived further away. I knew that mum wasn't coping, ...

Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden

... put another way, there is a time when reverse parenting happens. The fact is that as middle-aged offspring, we do have a responsibility to our parents. How we view that responsibility affects how we make ourselves and our parents feel. And how they view that ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... you to present a confident case to your employer.Remote working may sound to your employer like you're susceptible to distraction and are perhaps shirking your responsibilities but it's an opportunity for you to show that you're committed to making your job and care obligations work alongside each other.Stating your caseTo ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... raise your concerns informally with their care home manager who may be able to offer a straightforward explanation. If you're unhappy with the manager's response you should make a formal, written complaint about the suspected ill-treatment sent to them or, if the care home is part of ...