MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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10. Getting help from older adult social services — February 28, 2018

10. Getting help from older adult social services

I’d like to (try to) explain how important it is to engage early on with social services, how you do it and what to expect.  Warning – this post is long, but it is important (and it’s much shorter than the ‘official’ bumpf).  I’ll explain how it works in Bucks so you will need to double check for your county. In the meantime take a tea break and curl up on a sofa with this for 10 mins.

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9. Capturing a life’s story — February 14, 2018

9. Capturing a life’s story

I’d like to highlight what I think is one of the most important parts of a ‘care plan’. The bit that attempts to convey a little of the life history, passions, interests and preferences of the person being cared for. That way helpers don’t just see an ‘old person’, they see an individual.

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8. Genning up on awesome mobility equipment — January 31, 2018

8. Genning up on awesome mobility equipment

Knowing about mobility aids and where to get them helps older adults maintain their independence, dignity, activity and wellbeing longer AND protects their carers from strain or injury.  I reveal the equipment we’ve valued over the years and how to access it, in case it can help you too.

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2. Are there any helpful books for carers? — October 24, 2017

2. Are there any helpful books for carers?

I love a manual.  Someone, somewhere has done it before right?  So I popped into Thame Library to see what was available. Turns out there are quite a few books on caring and dementia.  I scooped up a handful of books for carers and brought them home to review.

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