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Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... element of security and friendship for your parent. It's important to highlight that our homesharers are not carers but they are genuine caring and responsible individuals who benefit from sharing a home with your parent as much as your parent benefits from living with them. What does my ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... it can also be symptomatic of an underlying physical or neurological condition. MS, dementia and Parkinson's as well as IBS can all be responsible for this type of incontinence. Age UK have a simple fact sheet about the types of incontinence and the treatments available that you ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... check on your parent should they receive an alert will help to keep them safe. If your parent's carer or their care agency is responsible for responding to alerts and you or a neighbour are informed after the fact it's important to ensure that the carer responding is one ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... variety of scores including cleanliness and the helpfulness of staff. You can also give your feedback to the Care Quality Commission, which is responsible for inspecting organisations such as hospitals, GP centres, mental health, care homes and more. The Commission promises that every comment ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... " And a complex medical condition And substantial, on-going care needs If your parent's health needs fit with this criteria then the NHS is responsible for their nursing care, healthcare and accommodation costs, with no contribution from the patient or local authority. While the above list ...

How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

... been heard and resolved by the relevant authority. This is often a point of contention with the NHS as they will assume that the responsibility for funding your parent's care now lies with you and your family. By law health and nursing care is free of charge in ...

Tackling the emerging loneliness crisis for older men

... of smoking 15 cigarettes a day.But by warning social isolation and loneliness are becoming bigger problems for older people we also need to take some responsibility for tackling these issues.One of the main findings from our new research is that there is nothing inevitable about becoming lonelier as we get ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... friends or family being treated at the hospitals or clinics where they work. Undaunted, the Department of Health says it believes that the responses from all these surveys will help to improve standards for the future. What do you think about the Friends and Family questionnaire? ...

In praise of district nurses

... to. Sometimes issues with dad's health have fallen through the gaps between the understanding of the nurses and the GPs as to who takes responsibility for what. ITV's Nursing the Nation has been following some district nurses throughout their rounds. It would be easy to imagine that ...

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

... through a personal health budget and also receive "traditional" services to meet their needs. Having a personal health budget comes with some responsibility and how much control you or your parent wish to take is up to you. For more information about personal health budgets and ...