MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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25. How employers can help working carers — March 28, 2019

25. How employers can help working carers

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Some carers work. Some carers work for an employer. And many carers either need to or want to keep working for that employer. Yet many carers (40% in the USA for example, World Dementia Report 2018) say they have no choice but to give up work and that 1 in 6 even feel penalised for their caregiving duties.  While governments wrestle with the social and fiscal consequences of our increased longevity, could businesses help?

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20. Oxon and Bucks older adult service providers — October 6, 2018

20. Oxon and Bucks older adult service providers

I’ve attempted to pull together a definitive list of the links to older adult service providers in Bucks.  I’ve also added many available in Oxon.  All of them know and support their Local Authority (LA) older adult care services.

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19. The Bucks Dementia Conference Sept 2018 —

19. The Bucks Dementia Conference Sept 2018

Been to a Dementia Conference recently? Ever?  Me neither.  So of course I accepted the invitation from Carers Bucks and so, last Friday, joined the gentle throng at The Gateway, Aylesbury.

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11. Why you need a Care Plan and how to write it (copy mine) — March 11, 2018

11. Why you need a Care Plan and how to write it (copy mine)

You need a Care Plan when you start having to explain to others how best to support your elder.  If other family members offer help while you’re elsewhere *yay*, it saves you having to explain what to do. The care plan also expresses the current preferences of the person needing extra care.

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5. Looking after YOU — December 22, 2017

5. Looking after YOU

two ladies with face masks and a box of cadburys heroes, watching strictly come dancing on tv under a blanket
No it’s not halloween! This is Maud and Mum’s joint ‘me time’ last Saturday night = face masks + ‘Strictly’ final

You’re there for your elder partner, relative or friend.  Who is there for you?  Do you have a support network, both physical and emotional?  How do you manage your energy so you have enough for everything you need and want to do AND keep some in reserve for being occasionally awesome and/or emergencies?

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