MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

For critical support, time and money-finding tips. Positive practical help for those who care for an elder.

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

Older adult service providers in Oxon and Bucks and beyond

Service providers in Oxon and Bucks carers carer dementia

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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Bucks Dementia Conference Sept 2018 —

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 last Friday, joined the gentle throng at The Gateway, Aylesbury.

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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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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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Support for carers and why you need ‘me time’ — December 22, 2017

Support for carers and why you need ‘me time’

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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? How do you manage your energy so you have enough for everything you want to do AND keep some in reserve for fun and/or emergencies? Find out how to build your carer support network here.

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