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How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance insurance, money, finance, security, Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director of Over50choices, helps us take a look at the factors your parents should consider when choosing home insurance, providing helpful guides on ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... help coming up with one try this resource, which gives suggestions on how to develop a strong password. It's important to have a secure email account, so make sure that their password isn't easily guessed (yes, sadly people do still use 123456 or 'password' ...

Retirement living to look forward to

... House Project with my own experience led to the creation of Evermore- a model that allows older people to retain their independence, feel secure, and be supported in doing the things they love. Like the Green House Project, Evermore Villages are built on the principles ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... card is a credit card-sized card with an NFC chip that allows the holder to store vital medical information and contact details on the company's secure website. That data is accessible to first responders first aiders or emergency crews or anyone who needs to know simply by scanning it ...

Cruise review: recuperative, fun or a health challenge?

... other extras. We stuck with it because we've had good experiences with Thomson landlubber holidays in the past. Check in Check in and security at Gatwick were really speedy, possibly because we arrived ridiculously early as we'd heard that Gatwick was about to flood. Several of ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... not to disrupt this routine because your parent has moved into care will help to keep life as normal as possible. What safety and security procedures do they have in place? Knowing what plans your parent's care home has in place to protect them will ensure you peace ...

Tips for choosing a care home

... was palatial as we knew that dad would be deteriorating and so spaciousness wouldn't be a priority. Your parents need to feel comfortable and secure. They need to feel like they're living in a homely environment as much as possible. The care home where my dad lives ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... there is one consideration that perhaps trumps the rest- the financial implications of living abroad. Unless retiring to an EEA country, or securing a visa that allows the holder to undertake paid work, retirees could find themselves living frugally on a state pension, and striving ...

Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... Compact mobility scooters might find their place inside the house, or could be stored in a car or van though bear in mind the security risks involved. Larger scooters won't fold down or fit neatly by the wall in the hallway. They will probably need a secure ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... unlikely that they'll allow you to continue to deal with them on over the phone. This is understandable as, notwithstanding the number of security questions asked, the organisation could not be certain that they were dealing with the correct account holder or that you weren't taking advantage ...