Lasting Power of Attorney – A Guide

By |2020-05-11T14:09:18+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Live-in care, News and Views|

A lasting power of attorney isn’t nice to think about a time when you may not be able to take care of your affairs, it is necessary to do so. If you were to become unable to make crucial decisions because of a medical situation such as an illness or accident, you would need someone [...]

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A guide to preventing falls in the home

By |2020-05-11T12:41:07+00:00May 19th, 2020|Live-in care, News and Views|

Falls can cause serious physical injury, so every effort should be made to reduce the risk. Also, though most falls don’t cause serious injury, they can be distressing and knock the confidence of an older person. Older people can begin to avoid moving around and going out and about because they fear a fall. For [...]

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Post-Operative Home Care

By |2020-05-11T12:04:47+00:00May 15th, 2020|Live-in care, News and Views|

If your loved one is currently in hospital, or due to go into hospital, for an operation you should consider how best to help them recover after their surgery. Post-operative home care is often a good choice as your loved one will be able to recover in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of home while [...]

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Can Social Services force me into a care home?

By |2020-05-11T11:49:25+00:00May 11th, 2020|Live-in care, News and Views|

Social services would be very unlikely to force anyone into a care home. In fact, if you choose to be cared for in your own home, then social workers will usually support this decision. What steps might Social Services take? Social Services have a duty of care for adults living in its area. They have [...]

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