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Coping with loss of elderly independence

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Loss of independence occurs as people age, as they suffer physical, social or emotional setbacks which…

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29 Mar 16

As we age, it can be harder to move around at home, whether that means more…

How to keep the elderly warm in winter

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Severe cold snaps can have dramatic effects on everyday life, especially for the elderly. Cold and wintry conditions can…

What are Community Care Assessments?

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How to keep the elderly warm in winter

26 Nov 17

Severe cold snaps can have dramatic effects on everyday life, especially for the elderly. Cold and wintry conditions can…

Essential cold weather planning for elderly

06 Nov 17

The winter is approaching and we want to ensure older people stay fit and well. Read…

Top tips to find a care home

24 Jun 17

My parents are getting on a bit now. I know they are, because I’ve hit middle…

Adapting your home for your older parent

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Caring for a parent with dementia

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Watching a parent suffer with dementia is one of the hardest things you will ever do…

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What to do if unhappy with elderly parent’s care

21 Jan 18

Most people have a positive experience of the care they receive but problems sometimes occur and you may want to make a complaint. Whether the care is provided at home or in a care home, or you’ve bought a care product such as a mobility aid, it’s important to know your rights.

Essential cold weather planning for elderly

06 Nov 17

The winter is approaching and we want to ensure older people stay fit and well. Read…

Caring for a parent with a terminal illness

17 Oct 17

If you are caring for someone who has been told they may not get better, you…

How to challenge Continuing Care decisions

17 Apr 17

Continuing  Healthcare can be defined as care provided over an extended period of time, to a…

Caring for elderly from a distance: factsheet

27 Mar 17

What is caring at a distance? The fact that we are living longer is wonderful achievement….

Top tips to keep older people cool in heat

30 Jul 18

It’s been a long winter, but, but now we’ve hit the hot weather and this can…

Carer Assessments explained

30 Apr 18

There is a completely separate assessment for the giver of the care called the carer assessment…

Key questions to ask homecare providers

23 Apr 18

Choosing a home care provider is a critical task. The following questions may help you select…

How to keep the elderly warm in winter

26 Nov 17

Severe cold snaps can have dramatic effects on everyday life, especially for the elderly. Cold and wintry conditions can…

Caring for a parent with a terminal illness

17 Oct 17

If you are caring for someone who has been told they may not get better, you…

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How to challenge Continuing Care decisions

17 Apr 17

Continuing  Healthcare can be defined as care provided over an extended period of time, to a…

Care Funding, Direct Payments & Personal Budgets Explained

08 Feb 17

Care funding Once the person has been assessed, the local authority can charge for the services…

Calculate cost of elderly parent care

15 Nov 16

Paying for care can be a minefield, so we are here to help you calculate what…

What are the rules for gifting assets?

23 Aug 16

It can be tempting to consider gifting assets to avoid paying for care, but beware of…

Self-funding long-term care

28 Jan 16

Few of us can afford to pay the high cost of long-term care out of our…

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