Making a Will

Elderly care in the UK - betrayal and lies

Fighting for what needs fighting for Both my parents are in a nursing home and have been for the last three years. It’s heartbreaking to see anyone have to leave their home and go into care. With two parents in that position, the last three…
Making a Will

Intermediate care - are you being illegally charged?

Be careful what you're charged for If you're coming out of hospital, your local authority and/or the NHS is responsible for providing short-term ‘discharge support’ and ‘reablement’ services to help you get back on your feet. ‘Reablement’,…
Making a Will

Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D - the link

Scottish government disappoints people with MS According to Oxford University there is strong evidence to link multiple sclerosis (MS) with a deficiency in vitamin D. Scotland has one of the highest incidences of multiple sclerosis (MS)…
Making a Will

Vitamin C - it can save your life

If you ever have doubts about the power of vitamins... Watch this news clip from New Zealand about how vitamin C saved a farmer's life. And yet it seems the doctors involved in this case would rather have ended this man's life than risk…
Court cases for NHS Continuing Healthcare

The Grogan case

In 2005 Maureen Grogan challenged the NHS in the High Court for care funding... Maureen Grogan's family challenged her local Primary Care Trust's (PCT) decision to deny her Funded Nursing Care. (At the time it was a PCT, whereas now it would…

The Coughlan case

Pamela Coughlan's case clarified the law regarding NHS Continuing Healthcare Challenging injustice can be hard. Challenging injustice when you’re severely disabled, like Pamela Coughlan, requires extraordinary courage and determination. Pamela…
Making a Will

Making a Will

Make sure your Will is up to date It's one of the most important documents you can have. Having a Will is the only way to be sure that your wishes relating to your money and assets will be carried out after you die. If you know you need…
Making a Will

Elderly have no advocate in the 'health' service

There was a time last year when I felt even greater despair than usual about how we treat elderly people in this country – and their carers. Both my parents were in full-time care in a nursing home. I was preparing for an independent hearing…
Making a Will

Where is the NHS in elderly care?

"My father died aged 78. He had been ill for a long time with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia, and he was in a nursing home. He could no longer speak and his movement was severely restricted. About 18 months before he died I went with…

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