MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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13. The free care available from the NHS — April 30, 2018

13. The free 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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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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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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6. Happy New Year (and our ‘resolutions’)! — December 31, 2017

6. Happy New Year (and our ‘resolutions’)!

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Christmas Day

We hope your Christmas was peaceful, no one needed a hospital admission and everyone got some well earned rest and recreation.  If you were working over the period at all, in vital services like the NHS, emergency services or caring > thank you very much. Any resolutions?

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