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Continence support — May 23, 2019

Continence support

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Continence is one of the topics I’m most asked about, yet is often an incredibly sensitive subject to broach or prepare for.  It’s an important topic.  Continence confidence can boost health, self esteem and make life easier all round.  Read on for how to broach this topic, free support and more practically, how to prepare a bathroom for all eventualities…

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Free health care available from the NHS — April 30, 2018

Free health care available from the NHS

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The gateway to older adult social support varies across the UK from local authority to local authority (LA).  The GP is the gateway to all health services, whatever your LA.  Find out how to get the most from your GP in this post.

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Older adult social care services and how they help — February 28, 2018

Older adult social care services and how they help

It’s very important to engage social care services early on. I explain here how you do it and what to expect.  Warning – this post is long, but it’s important (and it’s shorter than the ‘official’ bumpf).  I’ll explain how it works in Bucks so 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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Mobility aids – gen up here — January 31, 2018

Mobility aids – gen up here

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

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Financial support for elders and carers — November 28, 2017

Financial support for elders and carers

I know that you’ll have a full and busy life.  I also realise that your own financial admin fills enough of your time, let alone taking on anyone else’s.  Stay with me. This post will unlock extra money for your elder and you, even if it does sound dull as ditch water.

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