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Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter

... are a safe temperature. But for many older people on a limited budget the cost of heating needs to be controlled. This article will give practical tips on how to keep older friends and family warm and healthy, while keeping the costs down where possible. What ...

How to manage your parent's property once they've moved out

... or overseas, can make this situation into more of a challenge but finding the time to get together and look through the options available will allow a mutual decision to be reached. A planned move in good health will obviously be much easier to organise than an urgent ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... looking after, and what is beyond their remit? There are various options available. For example, at Home Instead Care Givers we will do anything around personal care and domestic duties but not medical procedures unless the carer has been specifically trained by a professional, such ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... prostate problems as well as bowel conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Is incontinence preventable? It's not inevitable that your parent will have to cope with incontinence when they get older but, sadly, it's also not something that's easily prevented. It's an incredibly ...

Care fees funding and deprivation of assets: the rules

... your parents. What are the "deprivation of capital" rules? When assessing someone's ability to pay towards their care the Local Authority will be guided by the Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG) which we have discussed elsewhere on the site. CRAG is the ...

Summer energy saving tips for your parents

... Summer energy saving tips for your parents ENERGY SAVING, HOME HEATING COSTS, ELDERCARE There will forever be tips out there for saving energy in the winter months, but did you know there are steps you can take to prevent your parent's energy bill soaring in the ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... other, safer options available. This not only leaves them at risk of fraud, because you never know in whose hands these details will end up, but also means they are breaching the terms and conditions of their bank account. We now have more choice than ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... 2035, 2.5 times larger than in 2010. If the population continues to age at this rate the number of elderly who'll need support will increase significantly. Programmes are growing around the country to help older people enjoy some company and get help around the home by sharing ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... distances. My problem is that she refuses any kind of professional help. I know she would qualify for all kinds of assistance but will have none of it. It then falls to me as a single working mum or my sister who works very long hours. ...

Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions

... may have made the process more difficult. Here's what we've learned. 1. Travel insurance is important if you're travelling abroad as it will cover at least some of the cost of hospital care and repatriation if necessary. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) cover ...