MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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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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Older adult service providers in Oxon and Bucks — October 6, 2018

Older adult service providers in Oxon and Bucks

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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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Care Plans, why they're important and how to write one (copy mine) — March 11, 2018

Care Plans, why they're important and how to write one (copy mine)

A Care Plan is important and helpful 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 over again what to do. The care plan also expresses the current preferences of the person needing extra care.

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Capturing a life's story — February 14, 2018

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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Happy New Year (and our resolutions) — December 31, 2017

Happy New Year (and our resolutions)

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Christmas Day

We hope your Christmas was peaceful, without hospital admissions and everyone got some well earned rest and recreation.  If you were working in vital services like the NHS, emergency services or caring > thank you very much. Any resolutions?

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