Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Click here if you have forgotten your password
13th Jan 2017 11:35:29
Thanks for voting!
Response from Wilf made on 21st Nov 2018 15:38:22
My parents at 89 have Wiltshire which are very good
21st Nov 2018 15:36:47
Thanks for voting!
I think Wiltshire Farm foods are good
10th Sep 2016 23:28:07
Thanks for voting!
I don't know where you are based but I used Wiltshire farm foods , I think they deliver all over uk . They come frozen but mum had a carer who came in lunch time so would pop it in microwave .
Response from Perky made on 13th Jan 2017 09:37:31
We got these for my mum. Overpriced and unappetising. My aunt is bedridden and her carer, her son, cannot cook. He buys ready meals for 99p. from his local supermarket. They seem to ehjoy them, so, cut down on costs.
Response from jeanmark made on 13th Jan 2017 13:57:57
My mother enjoyed these for a number of years but they may have changed (she died in 2012). If your nephew manages to get appetising meals for 99p then that seems a good solution but not everyone is so lucky in being able to do this. I agree meals like those supplied by Wiltshire Farms are expensive but I suppose thats the price of having to use a private company. My mother didn't have access to a Meals on Wheels service.
13th Oct 2016 20:04:42
Thanks for voting!
No relatives
Older brother and sister
Died 16 years ago
Sad the way he's ended up
Frightening really
Response from Mortisha63 made on 13th Oct 2016 21:21:58
It is very frightening , so sad
12th Oct 2016 21:34:30
Thanks for voting!
My neighbour recently
Began to get dementia
Having no family I was giving him
A dinner most days but some days
I wasn't about so I arranged to
Get him meals on wheels
They gave him one little meal
And a sweet everyday no drink
No sandwich for the night
The bill at the end of the month
Was £ 98-00 which I thought was
Extortionate I cancelled it luckily
He now as a career who now
Cooks him dinner comes back
At night gives him some food
And puts him to bed I wouldn't
Recommend meals on wheels
This is in London might be different
In other areas
Response from Mortisha63 made on 13th Oct 2016 12:20:58
It's so difficult , there really is a big problem with food for people who need help as you say can be so expensive and also if they forget to drink can get very poorly .
Response from Hammers made on 13th Oct 2016 13:18:10
This fella lives in a rented four bedroom town house
With a garage under his house
He is 76 years old with altziemers
The house is to big for him since his
Brother and sister died 16 years ago he's
Been there alone and dementia suddenly
Crept up on him he DOSENT remember
What bank he was at PIN numbers nothing
His bills are mounting up he's totally oblivious
To any think the red tape you have to go through
To get people to help him is ridiculous since January
I've been trying to get him the right help its madness
Response from jeanmark made on 13th Oct 2016 13:43:28
Have you tried Age UK? They are usually very good in knowing who to contact etc. and can certainly help with identifying your neighbours needs.
Response from Hammers made on 13th Oct 2016 14:08:06
Yeah they were good give me a few
Contact numbers but the problem
I've got because he's my neighbour
And I'm not family or his carer
Doctors council hospitals won't talk
To me about him confidentiality as I'm not family
If it wasn't for me he would be dead
As I said I managed to get a man to come
Round and give him some food make sure he washes
And put him to bed not sure how much this is
Gonna cost ain't got a bill yet the local council
Are going to take over his finances but waiting
To get power of eterny takes a long time and
Has to go to court in the mean time bills mount up
Then there's a chance he ain't got that much money
To cover the bills I ain't sure what happens then
He just stands on his door step singing Pavarotti lol
Response from Mortisha63 made on 13th Oct 2016 14:13:15
My goodness he really is lucky to have you as a neighbour .
Response from jeanmark made on 13th Oct 2016 19:46:54
I agree Hammers that Power of Attorney takes time but even when obtained will not necessarily solve the problem of care. Mortisha63 is right, he is lucky to have a neighbour like you. Does he have relatives?
11th Sep 2016 20:36:36
Thanks for voting!
Hi, I've just moved into sheltered housing and knew I had to find someway of eating properly and cooking for one. I have started with Oakhouse foods, very good so far, and because there is meat veg and potatoes of some kind, I feel like I have eaten a proper meal. Delicious desserts too.
11th Sep 2016 08:05:31
Thanks for voting!
what I did was make more and freeze it, corn beef ash, lobby, casserole's, pies etc, then take them to my Mum for her freezer, to which her carer placed them in microwave, I, at least knew she was getting good nourishment and she lived to 87, still missed now 4 years on, otherwise they sell good dinners and deserts in most supermarkets who will deliver and even place them in the freezer for him, lot cheaper and chosen by your Dad, might be an idea ???

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!