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10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... 10 good reasons for older people to get into social media Social Media, Internet, Technology, Communication Despite its overwhelming popularity and impact on everyday life, many older people still find the thought of using social media very intimidating. By helping parents take those first ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care? eldercare, independence, nhs, mobility, care assessment, social care Founded in 2010 MySupportBroker CIC is a national social enterprise helping to bridge the gap between health and social care by bringing together local people with personal ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... How to arrange a community care assessment eldercare, care assessment, social care, When it comes to eldercare there's so much information out there, with so many forms to fill in that it can be hard to find what you're looking for to help your parent ...

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

... What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home eldercare, communication, trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news we hope and pray that it won't happen to our parents. The media paints a negative picture ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family? OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ELDER CARE, DEMENTIA, CARE, HOMES, SOCIAL, CARE Many of us meet occupational therapists for the first time when we have an older relative preparing to leave hospital. It's ...

Who needs care anyway?

... Who needs care anyway? Dilnot Report, Care Fees, social care, Care cap, jeremy hunt Please note that since this article was published the Government has delayed the Social Care funding changes until April 2020. Everyone's talking about how older people are going to ...

The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

... The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding NHS, eldercare, social care, care fees Angela Sherman, Director of Care To Be Different an online information resource about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, debunks common mistruths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Are you sorting ...

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

... Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now? nhs, eldercare, social care, money, finance From April 2014 people who qualify for fully-funded NHS Continuing Health Care have the right to ask for a Personal Health Budget. As with so many ...

Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help? SOCIAL CARE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, AGEING, POPULATION Dear Lesley We were visiting my parents over the Christmas holiday I thought the visit would be an opportunity to see how they are getting on ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... stories in the media about older people being discharged from hospital without enough care to support them at home. Aleisha White, an independent social worker and founder of The Care Advice Service, explains what services should be available and how you can make sure they are in ...