Anyone had to get a lifeline pendant for a parent/vulnerable person? My 81 yr old father has started to have falls, lives on his own and recently took 10 minutes to get back on his feet. Seems like a monitored lifeline pendant is a good idea but I'd welcome other peoples experiences or suggestions.
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Can anyone help or give me advise please on where do I start by looking into moving my Mum to my home town? She is in a different county to me so not sure if I can go through my local council or is it Social Services I really dont know? The bungalow she is living in is owned by my Brother - long story but for financial reasons my Dad (who passed away 8 years ago) agreed to let my brother buy it. She is a very independant 83 year old still "with it" and still drives, but after a recent fall I really would like her to live near me. She wants her independance still so not a nursing home a retirement complex with a warden but where she still has her own "front door" as she puts it. Can anybody help or give me any direction where I start please? Thank you Michelle
Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia, NHS England has said.
NHS chiefs said the aim was to increase the number of sufferers who receive treatment for the condition. But the Patients Association called it “a step too far” that would mean a “bounty on the head” of some patients.
What are your views?
I am considering moving my 85yr old father into my home to be able to look after him in the future. I hope to be able to give him his own living room n bedroom so he can retain his independence. Has anyone done something similar?
Hi to all. I have just joined and am a full time carer for my mother who is 87 and is high care. My social life is just about non existent I retried 1 1/2 years ago and imagined my retirement to be different. I live in Australia. I’m still trying to work out how this all works. Would love a reply to see it I’ve done this correctly.
“An Assisted Dying Law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people suffering”
This week the House of Lords will debate the Assisted Dying Bill. If it becomes law, terminally ill patients will have the right to end their lives at a time of their choosing. Do you support this change to the law? Or are you worried about the consequences?
Dementia is a cruel disease … there are a range of care options to be considered when a dementia sufferer can no longer be totally self sufficient. What care packages have you considered or implemented when a parent or loved one can no longer cope alone?