It seems to be an impossible topic, one that can only upset if broached by a son or daughter. But when is the right time to move somewhere where there is likely to be more care? I received a brochure recently from Mickle Hill retirement village in Pickering, Yorkshire - looks really nice. But what is it actually like to live there? How can I sensitively talk to my parents about the possibility of moving there?
We are discussing our end-of-life options in the family. Our parents are elderly and unwilling to do so, the three of us (their children, all retired) are far more pragmatic.
We all believe that 'knowing' what to do when we need to will help. Any advice how to deal with this challenge please?
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?