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Caregiver news January 2020

With the UK General Election out of the way, new and old policies around the NHS and care are now moving forward again. In this issue’s news: Hospital doctors lack confidence in video appointments NHS officials found to be charging for advice on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding Free hospital parking on the horizon for some […]

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Choosing a home for respite care

Just days after Christmas we received a message from a local care home offering “3 weeks for 2” respite care. A bit startling, but actually not at all a bad idea. After the pleasures and stresses of any festive season, carergivers may well be feeling in need of a break to recover their energies. And […]

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News bits

In the news: digital NHS finds care home places faster and opens patient online access to X-rays and scan; initiatives see more GP appointments available; TSB signs up to fraud refund charter; equity release debated; care home news; plans for living longer at home with dementia. Care home place availability This sounds like great news, […]

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News bits

  Are you taking care of your own finances? We have things you should know about state pensions, wills and allowances. More older people are living alone, with repercussions for their financial well-being. There are continuing issues with the rush to emergency hospital admissions, and long waits for discharge. Latest research on arthritis pain looks […]

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How to spot a good care home for your loved one

Collaborative post No one wants to be put into a care home, and no one likes the responsibility of picking one. The thought of it is worrying for both parties, but there are plenty of establishments out there that provide high-quality care and a loving environment for those you love dearly. Here is how to […]

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