Daily top tip: Domiciliary care choices

Still living at home, but finding things difficult? Care at home is often known as domiciliary care. If you need extra help in your own home, these are just some of the options you might want to consider: Ask Social Services to arrange…

Exercise and dementia: Care home gym leads the way

Credit goes to Redholme Care Home in Liverpool for encouraging residents with dementia to do simple exercise sessions in the gym. These gentle gym sessions are having clear benefits on residents’ health.  As care home owner, Anne McCann,…

Daily top tip: Looking for a care home - but not sure where to start?

When you're weighing up different care homes, how do you know which is best? There are lots of issues to consider - and lots of questions you need to ask the manager and staff. One aspect to consider is mobility. Staying mobile can be…
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Daily top tip: How to avoid selling your home to pay for care

Many people assume that they'll have to sell their house to pay for long-term care.  However, that's not necessarily the case. There's a lot of misinformation circulating about this issue, and it causes a great deal of confusion and distress…

Daily top tip: Registered Nursing Care Contribution

If you're in full-time care - in your own home or in a care home - and you receive Registered Nursing Care Contribution (RNCC), make sure you're ALSO assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare. NHS Continuing Healthcare covers 100% of your care…

NHS reforms – Will elderly people slip through the net?

Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, and his coalition colleagues have paused the progress of the Health and Social Care Bill through parliament for a month. The government wants to listen to concerns and consult with key stakeholders.…

Daily top tip: Set up a Lasting Power of Attorney - now

If you're going into care or receiving care at home, who will help you manage your affairs? If you have a relative needing care, will you be able to make decisions about their money and their welfare? If you need care - or you believe…

Finding a care home: 7 key questions to ask a care home - before you sign anything

Current media reports show that Southern Cross Healthcare, which runs 750 care homes right across the UK, is facing serious financial difficulties. If a solution can’t be found, over 30,000 elderly people may have to be rehomed. It’s a distressing…

What to look for when choosing a care home

Going into a care home can be one of the most difficult transitions anyone has to make. It can also be traumatic for the whole family. In addition, it’s often hard to know how the care system works or what to do first. Many people also…

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