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Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... and the right tools for the job! So, how do you find the right one amongst the many that are available? Where will it be going? Before you think about anything else, consider where the scooter will be used. Is it for local short-distance ...

How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

... How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment social care, nhs, eldercare, care fees, While we trust that the NHS will professionally and comprehensively assess our parent's healthcare needs, when it comes to deciding whether they qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare it may be ...

Four questions to ask a new live-in carer to start building a relationship

... possible. Once your loved one has made the brave decision to welcome a live-in carer into their home, so much of their experience will rest on the relationship they are able to cultivate with them. That's why taking some time to get to know them can be ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... a free room at the right time or the funds to match, but it's helpful to have some guidelines. If your parents are willing, you could even take a tour of local facilities and ask questions well in advance to make the decision easier later. Have ...

Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... to visit? And if you do, how do you prepare them for the change in environment? In an ideal world your children will find that their grandparent has simply moved home. That they're much the same as they ever were, but they're sharing a home ...

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

... and in care homes. Many specialise in areas such as mental health, including dementia, and strokes. Leaving hospital An occupational therapist will get involved with your relative as they're preparing to leave hospital. They'll assess how your relative is and may make a home visit ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... any money on the spot or getting into any agreements. It may be that the work doesn't need doing or that the final bill will be excessive. Again, if it is someone selling something at the door, a safe response is to ask for details and ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 2

... discussion of who can claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in part 1 of this article, independent adviser Roger Burgess explains the steps that applicants will go through to make their claim. He provides comment and advice based on his experience of helping others to make claims. Step ...

Can the BBC Care Calculator really help to predict the cost of care?

... implementation has been delayed to 2020. This calculator has been designed to help people with understanding of how the 72,000 care cap will affect them financially. This calculator should be used for illustrative purposes only, for residential and nursing care.The cost of care, at ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... A guide to Inheritance Tax inheritance tax, assets, money, life assurance, tax bill Whether you're helping your parents make their wills, or getting your own organised, it's worth understanding the rules so you can make the most of opportunities to save on the ...