Care homes, care at home, the NHS – it seems that every organisation that could provide care for our older relatives and friends who need support don’t have the staff they need. Social care in the community England’s Care Quality Commission has warned of a ‘tsunami’ of people without the care they need this winter […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.
When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.
There’s a strong belief that if someone loses capacity to make decisions for themselves for some reason – perhaps an accident or dementia – then the next of kin can take responsibility. But actually both the concept and the rights of next of kin are not as clear cut as we might think. Here are […]Read more
It’s that time of year again where I publish our popular gift suggestion list for seniors. I’ll be adding to it over the next few weeks, so do come back if you’re still stuck for present ideas. As ever, I’ll make it clear where I’ve had a chance to test the product or service myself, […]Read more
What happens when you realise a relative is struggling to manage their money because of advancing dementia? You won’t be allowed to take control of their bank account just because you’re a relative. Whether or not you have set up Power of Attorney – and that is by far the best option – there are […]Read more
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