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How to report medical negligence in a care home

... How to report medical negligence in a care home care home, care fees, abuse, welfare, trust, communication Medical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman, from Wright Hassall, shares her advice for reporting medical negligence when it occurs in a care home and explains how ...

Tips for choosing a care home

... Tips for choosing a care home alzheimer's, eldercare, end-of-life, trust, power of attorney Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks through her family's choice of care home for her mum and dad and offers advice on choosing the right place ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... How can I coordinate my parent's care? eldercare, nhs, communication, health care, As our parents get older their health issues can become complex. At one level hospital consultants are experts in their field but can be focused on the one issue without reference ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... those of limited means, and you can find out more about social housing from your local authority or the local housing association that provides ... leap from independent living at home to taking up residence in a care home. The choices can be confusing though. We give you ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia DEMENTIA, CARE, MENTAL HEALTH, BALANCE Adam Sibley has written an acclaimed book about his experiences of caring for a mother with early onset dementia. In this article he offers advice from someone who has been there to ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... up to their own mortality remains the final taboo. As British Social Attitudes (BSA) research for Dying Matters revealed last month, ... shunning important conversations and practical actions to manage their end of life care and final affairs. Last month's research found that just over one ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... , yet suddenly I had to deal with health, legal and social care systems that I knew nothing about. There is so much ... Anita Avery found herself trying to hold down a job, take care of a family, and look after two parents one with Alzheimer's ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... impart to others who were in care and could benefit from the social and therapeutic qualities that gardening provides. I attended a Thrive course ... they can also bring enjoyment and brighten up daily life in a care home. My grandparents had a wonderful garden, full of flowers ...

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

... individuals need to be screened. Anyone can ask their doctor, social worker or any NHS professional to start the process. They may ... NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1 NHS, CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, CARE COSTS People with a "primary ...

Bridging the distance between us

... I had a very good relationship with my parents' doctors and social services although there was no continuity of care from social services. ... mother's situation dramatically changed, my father assumed I would return to care for her and for him. My mother's surgeon also encouraged my ...