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

... social care, you may well already have heard the term "personalisation". The term basically means working out what care and support will work for your parent and you, giving you full choice and control over these decisions. As a result your parent may already ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... the most important factors to consider- and equipment that may be needed- when a carer comes to live with your relative. What will I need on a daily basis? If your relative is bedridden- then it will be preferable to have a hospital bed that ...

What to do when a parent dies

... few days 1. Get a medical certificate. You can get this from a doctor. If your parent died in hospital, this will be provided by the doctors there. If your parent died at home, their GP or the hospital should help. If the ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... enjoyment could involve a new partner and the family that they bring with them to a remarriage. What are the legal implications? Parents will have wills, pensions and homes and may well have set up legal frameworks such as Power of Attorney. If they divorce they'll ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... : Senior Railcard which gives seniors access to rail travel discounts Disabled Person Railcard which gives train travel discounts to people with disabilities This article will walk you through the process of applying for these discount cards. Benefits and restrictions of the Senior Railcard The Senior Railcard is available ...

Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... first when someone dies? The first step to be taken is to collect a medical certificate from a GP or hospital doctor. You will then need to register the death within 5 days (or 8 days if in Scotland). How you do so will depend ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... week, this still leaves a big gap to fill. It's now also becoming apparent that the government's proposed Social Care Bill for 2016 will benefit very few people. Those of us with parents living in Scotland and Wales will need to consider the Government's proposals on the ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... your parent shouldn't require any other devices to connect to the internet the router (to access the internet connection) any other essential equipment will be supplied by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), often for free. Choosing a broadband provider In the UK we're lucky ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's? DEMENTIA, MENTAL HEALTH, ALZHEIMERS, MEMORY Dear Lesley My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple of years ago although it was clear for several years before then that she had dementia. I'm 52 years old and worried I'm going ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... management, answers some of your top concerns about the working practices of care homes and what you can expect. A good care home will always outline all they can do for you and your parent but just in case they don't here are some general answers to your ...