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How to compare care homes and evaluate domiciliary care providers

Care home and care at home ratings are important, of course, as is the feedback of friends and family who may have employed similar care services within your preferred area. But you can’t overestimate the value of listening to the voice of the care seeker. Nor should you assume their preferences. Learn more.

In-home care costs in Scotland: your guide to understanding home care package costs

Despite the appeal of having a trusted person who can support you in daily living, you may still be concerned about in-home care costs in Scotland, wondering whether a home care package is affordable. Thankfully, in-home care costs can be funded by the local authority, if you’re aged 65 or over and qualify by need. Learn more.

Paying for care at home and home help services in England

Paying for care at home in England? Discover the cost of care at home services and home help services. Get quick access to fees and funding information for home help services, including personal care and nursing care. Find out how to access free care and support for in-home care. Local authority funding may be available. Learn more.

Paying for a care home if you don’t qualify for local authority funding

Are you preparing to pay for a care home, or supporting a loved one in this process? Even if you don’t qualify for local authority care home funding, there are other ways to pay your care home fees. From arranging care home insurance, to accessing NHS continuing care, find peace of mind in understanding your options.

Your guide to Power of Attorney

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when addressing the topic of Power of Attorney, even in precautionary circumstances. Sadly, people are often prompted to do so amidst an already pressured time usually involving a loved one’s deteriorating health. It’s far from the...

Simple ways to include elderly loved ones this Christmas

Amidst the final days of the festive run up remember to allocate time to your elderly loved ones. Here are simple ways to include elderly loved ones this Christmas to ensure they feel very much in the heart of things. Most of the following suggestions take but a few...

Ways to support your elderly loved ones this winter

The Christmas period tends to be a busy time for people but it’s important not to forget your elderly loved ones in the rush. Here are three simple checklists of ways you can help care for family members who are perhaps fragile or lonely during this festive month....

How to broach the subject of care

The following are some communication techniques for discussing the often difficult subject of care with your loved one to help introduce the conversation and address common challenges that arise.    Talks early on This in some cases will sadly not be a possibility,...

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