Tag Archives: Help to Live at Home

Loneliness at Christmas Associated With Expected Increases in Accident and Emergency Admissionss (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours over the Christmas period. It is hoped that good neighbourliness of this kind could help ease pressures on hospital A&E departments. It has … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Groups Could Provide Care for Elderly? (Telegraph / BBC News)

Summary Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken about Britain’s attitude to the elderly being “uncivilised” and called for the public to acknowledge that lonely and vulnerable pensioners living locally may be in need of help. Norman Lamb would like to encourage neighbourhood watch groups to … Continue reading

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Dementia Challengers: Signposting Carers to Online Resources (www.dementiachallengers.com)

Summary The Dementia Challengers website (http://www.dementiachallengers.com/) is created and run by dementia carers for dementia carers. Due Credit This web-based resource was brought to our attention by kind permission of the Lewy Body Society’s Links to Further Help and Information … Continue reading

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When They Get Older (www.WhenTheyGetOlder.co.uk)

Summary The WhenTheyGetOlder (http://www.whentheygetolder.co.uk/) website offers useful articles, ideas and practical suggestions to assist family members help their older relatives in all aspects of life. “WhenTheyGetOlder in the United Kingdom is owned by Alistair Bullen & Associates Ltd; a registered company in … Continue reading

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My Ageing Parent (www.myageingparent.com)

Summary The http://www.myageingparent.com/ website has been created with the mission to help children support their parents as they age. It strives to cover information relating to all aspects of health and wellbeing for ageing people. Readers of this information service … Continue reading

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Effective Commissioning of Domiciliary Care (LGiU)

Summary The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU)’s report on home care, entitled “Outcomes matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care”, summarises results from a recent survey of social care departments and addresses widely held concerns about the “time-task” culture of service … Continue reading

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